Scholarships & Financial Aid

We offer a variety of resources and support to help make study abroad part of your studies, whether you dream of studying business in South Korea for a semester or taking a 10-day trip to Italy as part of a class.


Scholarships can cover a portion or all of your expenses depending on the destination and duration of your program. It’s wise to plan ahead — some application deadlines are a year in advance of travel.

If you have been awarded a scholarship at Manhattan College, a portion of your scholarship money may apply to the Manhattan College semester abroad programs. Full Manhattan College scholarship money will apply to the MICEFA Program in Paris, the LaSalle Barcelona Exchange Program and the Mexico City Exchange Program.

Additionally, the College awards several scholarships specifically for undergraduate study abroad:

Michael '58 and Aimee Kakos Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a Manhattan College student who is enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree program. The student has fulfilled the necessary requirements outlined in the Study Abroad Office which include showing an appreciation for being given the opportunity to learn more about the world and who demonstrates an understanding of other cultures and peoples.

Kate Anne McNeil Study Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship was established to memorialize Kate’s life. This scholarship is meant to help other students take advantage of the many historic and cultural opportunities in London.

Major John H. Mark '00 Scholarship

This scholarship will provide students studying abroad, for either a fall or spring semester, funds to pursue an extracurricular project in the form of community service, research, or other experiential activity while abroad.

We also recommend that you check the government website for the country where you are studying. There are many scholarships available, especially to to minority and non-traditional students:

Financial Aid

Federal aid can be used for study abroad as long as the program you attend has been approved for credit by your home institution. State aid is similar. If you are already using financial aid at Manhattan College and you remain registered while participating in a study abroad program, that aid can be applied to your foreign studies. Consult the Student Financial Services offices for specifics on aid money when studying abroad.

Additional Sources for Financial Aid

Scholarships, Fellowships and Grants for Programs Abroad: a Handbook of Awards for U.S. Nationals for Study or Research Abroad, published by American Collegiate Service, P.O. Box 442008, Houston, Texas 77244.

Financial Aid for Study and Training Abroad, by Gail Ann Schlachter and R. David Weber, published by Reference Service Press, San Carlos Industrial Park, 1100 Industrial Road, Suite 9, San Carlos, California 94070.