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The Funding Application is now online!

To apply for funding, complete the form on IC Engage: 2020-2021 OSG Funding Application

  • The form is located towards the bottom of the OSG front page on IC Engage (you must be logged on and be a member of OSG).
  • Remember to include the necessary supporting documents.  To see what you will need, consult the Funding Checklist below.

Supporting Documents

file-outline Funding Checklist - Funding_App_Checklist_2020-2021.pdf (138.63 KB)
file-outline Site Supervisor Evaluation - sitesupervisor_pdf.pdf (144.17 KB)

BEFORE SUBMITTING A FUNDING REQUEST, PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE FUNDING APPLICATION PROCESS:

TIMING & FUNDING STATUS

    We strongly suggest submitting this application and all support documents more than 30 days before you need the funding in hand.

    Please do not make inquiries to OS staff regarding your Funding Application status as you will receive an email response/decision

FUNDING PRIORITY

    Amounts and funding limits vary and are subject to change due to budget limitations and event duration; stipends may be subject to state and federal taxes.

    Credit-bearing opportunities receive budgetary priority.

BLACKOUT PERIOD

    Requests will likely be delayed during the following times:

  • Student breaks or holidays observed by Ithaca College for 2020-2021
  • November, May/June

FUNDING IS NOT GUARANTEED.  ALWAYS SEEK ALL POSSIBLE SOURCES OF FUNDING. IT IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED THAT YOU DO NOT PURCHASE ITEMS BEFORE OBTAINING APPROVAL.

For assistance, please speak with an OSG peer mentor or counselor.

Funding Application Process

  1. Student determines potential need for completing a funding request and schedules a meeting with an OSG staff member to discuss.
  2. Student submits Funding Application and any necessary supporting documents on IC Engage (you will receive an email indicating that the form has been submitted). OSG reserves the right to request additional supporting documents at any time in the review stage.
  3. When all supporting documents have been submitted, the application will be reviewed by the OSG staff and director for a decision.
    1. NOTE: The Director may have administrative and time-sensitive priorities that affect a review and approval during the 25-30 days. Approval is not guaranteed and subject to the application completion status, submission time, specific budgetary guidelines, and funds availability.
  4. When the Director has made the funding decision, the student will receive an email from IC Engage indicating the details of the decision and any instruction.

Supporting Documents:

  1. Supporting financial documents - any amount listed on the budget section of the application should be supported by documents showing the cost (e.g. if you list airfare of $800.00, you would need to attach a screenshot from an airline website showing that it would cost $800.00 for your ticket).
  2. Site Supervisor Form - located in the "Supporting Documents" section above, the form should be completed by the person who will be overseeing your work on a daily basis (research, internship, etc.).  Should list the start and end dates, hours worked, and give a brief description of your duties.
  3. Dept Chair, Faculty or Advisor Support - either a letter written on letterhead or an email directly from the person.  Should indicate that they support you in your experience (study abroad, conference, etc), explain how it relates to your major and/or career interests, and if any credits will be earned.
  4. Program Confirmation - an email or letter from the organization or professor clearly stating that you have been accepted into the program (study abroad, internship, etc.)
  5. Request SFS (Financial Aid and Cost) Breakdown - please meet with Barbie Bargher to go over your finances, aid, and to help plan for the costs of your experience.  She will send a breakdown via email to our office following your meeting.

FUNDING APPLICATION FAQS

If I am awarded a stipend, how will I receive those funds?

  • Stipends will be placed in your student account.

If I need funds to travel, how soon should I request the funding?

  • Remember to keep in mind when you will need approved funding by – you may have deadlines for deposits, immunizations, purchasing plane tickets, etc.

What if I don’t receive all of the funding I have requested?

  • Always plan as though you will not receive funding – it is never guaranteed.

Can I use a Funding App to apply for funding for medical co-payments?

  • No. OSG cannot fund medical co-payments.

What can I do if I am having trouble getting the information I need in time?

  • Ask a counselor or peer mentor for assistance. Always communicate with OSG staff if you face challenges.

When should I contact OSG to check on the status of my application?

  • Please do not contact the office to request a status update. If there are any changes to your application, timeline, or other updates, please notify the office so that we may include these updates.