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The Commit-to-Change Global Perspectives Program awards scholarships to Ithaca College students wishing to participate in a short-term study-abroad experience.

Preference will be given to students pursuing programs that focus on the environment and/or sustainability.

To be eligible, a student must be receiving financial aid. This scholarship does not support participation in the International Environmental Policy course (ENVS-33300). Eight $500 awards are available annually to qualified students.

Application should include

  • your name, expected year of graduation, major/minor, and GPA
  • description of the program you plan to attend
  • evidence of receiving financial aid
  • 250-word essay on how this experience will benefit you in terms of global awareness, understanding of environmental issues and/or sustainability, and your role as a global citizen or community leader
  • one-sentence statement indicating your commitment to presenting your experience to the Ithaca College community

Application deadlines

  • November 1 (for January and spring semester programs)
  • April 1 (for May, summer, and fall programs)

Applications should be submitted electronically to Susan Allen-Gil, chair of the department of environmental studies and sciences.