SIROCS: Scholarships for International Resume-Building Opportunities for CUNY Students
Undergraduate students participating in short-term (summer and winter intersession) CUNY study abroad programs, or for non-CUNY programs or independently organized experiences abroad may apply for scholarships for Scholarships for International Resume-Building Opportunities for CUNY Students (SIROCS). Applicants must demonstrate a clear connection between the proposed study abroad program or independently organized experience and her or his career objectives. Applications are reviewed by a committee of CUNY faculty and administrators. Scholarship amounts vary, but will not exceed 80% of program costs. The SIROCS Selection Committee bases its decisions on two main criteria: the benefit to the student’s professional goals and financial need.
SIROCS is the successor scholarship program to STOCS (Study/Travel Opportunities for CUNY Students). The SIROCS program continues to support CUNY students’ experiences abroad. The new name reflects a new emphasis on professional development opportunities through international education.
Am I eligible to apply for SIROCS?
SIROCS applicants must be:
- enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at a CUNY college
- be a United States citizen or permanent resident
- be residents of New York City
- have a gross family income of $75,000 or less, and
- have filed a FAFSA by March 17, 2014.
Macaulay Honors College students are eligible for NYCT funding through a separate application process and should refer to the Macaulay Study Abroad site for details.
Macaulay students are not eligible for consideration through the application described here.
Is the program I’m interested in eligible for support for SIROCS funding?
Applicants may apply for SIROCS funding for a program or experience with a clear experiential component or components that will support your preparedness for your intended professional field. Programs or independently organized experiences must take place in a cross-cultural setting (usually outside the United States) and have a minimum length of two weeks. Most programs will be in the summer of 2014; however, the SIROCS Committee will also consider proposals for funding for appropriate fall semester programs and experiences.