Funding for Special Programs at Albion
Certain Albion programs fall outside the spectrum of conventional financial aid. These include off-campus study, participation in certain Albion institutes, and summer programs.
To help Albion students participate in these programs, special grants and scholarships have been made available.
Albion's Institutes and Centers offer a limited number of scholarships to first-year and upperclass students based on academic record and contributions to the program. The Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management also awards the Carl A. Gerstacker Scholarship to its top first-year applicant.
Because the Gerstacker Institute is a competitive and selective program, we encourage early applications to ensure the best chance for a spot in the entering class. To be considered for Gerstacker Scholarships Awards, you must apply by February 1.
Albion Grants for Off-Campus Study
- Off-Campus Program Grants (OCP Grant Application) are competitive scholarships awarded in the amounts of $250, $500, and $1,000. These grants are applied to the cost of semester or year-long programs.
- The Sebold Gift, a competitive $500 grant, is awarded to one OCP student each semester to cover extra expenses associated with a proposed project while doing the off-campus study.
Other Off-Campus Study Scholarship Resources
- IIE Passport provides a comprehensive Web site of scholarships, fellowships, and grants for those studying outside the U.S. This site allows you to search for funding by country, field of study, or various other criteria. Note that many of the funds will not be applicable to Albion-approved programs.
- Albion-approved program scholarships. You may find scholarship opportunities offered by your off-campus program (e.g., CIEE, SIT, IES, Boston University, Center for Cross-Cultural Studies, etc.). Some programs offer travel grants that can be applied to airfare. If you receive an award, contact the CIE Office.
Currently financial aid is not available for those students who choose to study during the summer at Albion. Students in the Gerstacker Summer Institute are the exception. In order to receive funding for the summer students must complete a planning session with a student financial services counselor prior to enrolling for summer coursework.