Diversity Abroad Honors Scholarship Program (SUNY)

The SUNY Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) has announced the Diversity Abroad Honors Scholarship Program. This scholarship is intended to support candidates with exceptional academic merit. Any undergraduate UAlbany student is eligible for this scholarship, regardless of which study abroad program they are applying for.

The SUNY Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion defines diversity as follows: Diversity can be broadly defined to include all aspects of human difference, including but not limited to, age, disability, race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression and identity, language heritage, learning style, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, status as a veteran and world-view. The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion focuses in particular on achieving equal access, meaningful academic and intellectual inclusion in curriculum, research and service, and holistic integration into the academic culture of higher education at all levels for New York State’s underrepresented populations and students who are economically disadvantaged.

The Foundation for Education Abroad defines diversity in study abroad as follows:

  • Minorities
  • First Generation College Students
  • Students studying within STEM disciplines
  • Students with disabilities

The self-nomination form for Spring 2018 and Calendar Year 2018 study abroad applicants is now available! Students applying for Spring Break and Winter study abroad programs are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

DAHSP Self-Nomination Form

Scholarship Requirements

  • Must be a UAlbany student applying for a SUNY Study Abroad Program
  • Transfer students must complete at least one semester at UAlbany in order to be eligible for the DAHSP Award
  • 3.3 cumulative GPA or above (no exceptions)
  • Must be a rising sophomore, junior, or senior
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien, and a New York State resident

Self-Nomination Form Deadline

The Self Nomination Form is due Tuesday, September 26, 2017 by 5:00 PM, NO EXCEPTIONS. This form can either be dropped off at the front desk (Science Library, G40), or emailed to chuckleby@albany.edu.

Timeline and Next Steps

  • All Self-Nomination Forms will be reviewed on Wednesday, September 27th. Three applicants will be chosen to move on to the second part of the application process.
  • All applicants will receive an email no later than Friday, September 29th, regarding their application status.

*Please note: For those who are chosen to move to the second round of the application process, you should be aware that the remaining application materials will be due on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Since this is a pretty quick turnaround, and an academic reference will be required, it’s best to have a plan ahead of time.

  • If you’ve already requested a formal letter of recommendation from a professor for your UAlbany Study Abroad Application, you may want to consider asking your professor to just edit the same letter of recommendation. This will prevent you from having to request a new one for the 2nd round of the DAHSP application.
  • If you haven’t already requested a formal letter of recommendation from a professor for your UAlbany Study Abroad Application, please consider asking your professor to give you two copies of the letter of recommendation, and ask them to word the letter more generally, so that you can submit it for both your UAlbany Study Abroad Application and the DAHSP Award Application.