IILE Programs

IILE Programs

The Institute for International Liberal Education

IILE Programs

Programs

Scholarships for Study Abroad

Each year the Institute for International Liberal Education (IILE) at Bard College awards approximately $300,000 in need-based scholarships to 70 percent of students participating in our study abroad programs in Berlin, Budapest, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, South Africa, and the West Bank.
 
Diversity Scholarships - NEW!
$10,000 scholarships, up to 2 scholarships awarded each semester per program
 
Diversity scholarships are awarded to students demonstrating financial need who are traditionally under-represented in study abroad, including but not limited to the following:
  • Economically disadvantaged students
  • African-American/Black students
  • Asian students
  • Hispanic/Latino students
  • Multi-racial/ethnic students
  • Indigenous/Native-American students
  • Students with disabilities
  • First-generation college students
Heritage Scholarships - NEW!
$10,000 scholarships, up to 2 scholarships awarded each semester for participating programs
 
Heritage scholarships are awarded to students demonstrating financial need who are:
  • Students of Russian heritage applying for a semester or year of study at Smolny College
  • Students of Hungarian heritage applying for a semester of study at Central European University
  • Students of Palestinian heritage applying for a semester of study at Al-Quds Bard College
  • Students of Kyrgyz heritage applying for a semester or year of study at the American University of Central Asia
Civic Engagement Scholarships - NEW!
Up to $3,000 per scholarship, up to 2 scholarships awarded each semester per program
 
Civic engagement scholarships are awarded to students whose participation in the program will enable them to further a related civic engagement project, including but not limited to student-led initiatives, community action projects, and/or-in-depth research for a thesis or intended for publication. 
 
IILE Scholarships
Typical scholarship awards range from $500 to $5,000
 
IILE scholarships are available to students demonstrating financial need.  Applications are particularly encouraged from students who meet the following criteria:
  • Tuition at home institution is significantly lower than Bard’s tuition rate; and/or
  • Financial aid and/or institutional scholarships cannot be transferred towards participation in the program.
For more information on how to apply for these scholarships, please visit our individual program websites:

Al-Quds Bard Study Abroad Program - Abu Dis, West Bank
American University of Central Asia - Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Bard College Berlin - Berlin, Germany
Central European University - Budapest, Hungary
International Human Rights Exchange - Johannesburg, South Africa
Smolny College - St. Petersburg, Russia

 

Institute for International Liberal Education
Bard College, Jim and Mary Ottaway Gatehouse, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
Tel.: 845-758-7835, Fax: 845-758-7040, E-mail: iile@bard.edu