The World Within Reach Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline: Friday, October 6, 2017, 5:00PM
NO EXCEPTIONS. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Scholarship Description

The World Within Reach Fund recognizes UAlbany students with a strong academic record who are participating in a qualifying SUNY study abroad program. Applicants should demonstrate both academic merit and financial need, as well as be prepared to promote study abroad opportunities in meaningful ways upon return. Creative thinking on all levels is strongly encouraged in your application. Scholarship award allocations are determined by the duration of your program, your essay, and your financial need.

The UAlbany Office of Education Abroad reserves the right to reduce the scholarship amount if you receive other external scholarships, and the total of your financial aid and scholarships is well above the actual cost of the program.

How to Apply

The WWRF application will be available when you start your online UAlbany study abroad application. UAlbany students applying to other SUNY study abroad programs still need to register on UAlbany’s study abroad website in order to apply for the WWRF scholarship!

Instructions can be found here.

You will need to submit the following materials:

  • Personal Statement
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Financial Aid Verification Letter
    • Please email Rachel Cofresi at rcofresi@albany.edu to set up an appointment to complete this form. You MUST bring a copy of your program’s estimate of costs to your financial aid appointment. The estimate of costs can be found at the bottom of your study abroad program page. The last date available to schedule an appointment with the Office of Financial Aid is Monday, October 2nd, and the last available appointment with Financial Aid is Friday, October 6th.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

  • UAlbany student
  • Planning to participate on a SUNY study abroad program offered by a four-year SUNY College
  • In good academic standing (minimum GPA of 2.0)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How many WWRF scholarships will be awarded each cycle?
A: The number of awards varies each year.

Q: I know that I’ll automatically be considered for the Joan N. Savitt if I apply for the WWRF Scholarship, but do I need to submit any additional documents?
A: No, the scholarship committee will select one winner for the Joan N. Savitt Scholarship based on your WWRF application.

Q: How can I obtain my unofficial transcript?
A: 1) Go to your myUAlbany Portal
2) Click the ‘Academics’ tab at the top
3) Click ‘Unofficial Transcript’ on the left, under ‘Record Services’

Q: When will I find out if I received a scholarship?
A: All applicants will be notified 3-4 weeks after the application deadline.