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  • Program Terms: Fall, Summer
  • Restrictions: Binghamton applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Student Type: Binghamton University Students Only Class Level: Undergraduates: All Levels
Scholarship Requirements: Must Demonstrate Financial Need, Participation in a Binghamton or SUNY-sponsored study abroad program
Program Description:
Evelio Figueroa“To experience other cultures, meet new characters and to expand my knowledge of this life was my craving.”  -Evelio Figueroa

Made possible by the generosity of donors who have endowed this scholarship in his name, the Evelio Figueroa Memorial Study Abroad Scholarship is for undergraduate students at Binghamton University who wish to acquire a deep understanding of another culture through study abroad but do not have the financial ability to cover the cost of the experience.  Recipients of the award are expected to demonstrate their readiness to immerse themselves fully in the culture, and preferably the language of another country, and to bring back the benefits of what they have learned as service to their community.

Evelio Figueroa, a Binghamton University psychology major, studied abroad at Ben Gurion University in Israel during spring 2000.  Evelio experienced study abroad as a profoundly meaningful journey of self-discovery and discovery of other peoples.  Already bilingual in Spanish and English, Evelio studied the Hebrew language and Jewish history.  For him, the quest to become trilingual, to wrestle with more than one religious tradition, and to grasp humanity in all of its complexities was irresistible. He returned to Binghamton University deeply appreciative of his experiences and committed to helping others to cross the barriers that separate cultures and individuals.  The Evelio Figueroa Memorial Scholarship program endeavors to carry his vision forward.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Matriculation at Binghamton University as a full-time student in good academic standing
  • Completion of the freshman year by the time the study abroad program begins
  • Participation in a study program for which Binghamton University fully recognizes credit
  • Eligibility for New York or Federal Financial Aid as evidenced by a current application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA) form on file in the Office of Financial Aid Services. The FAFSA should be completed and on file with Binghamton’s Financial Aid Office prior to March 1st
  • The application should demonstrate that the applicant will actively participate in the culture (and language where applicable) of the country in which the study abroad experience takes place, and will return to make a meaningful contribution to the home community
Students must complete a study abroad program application before funds will be distributed. Students participating in a non-Binghamton program should complete a "Study Abroad -Other SUNY Program" application. 

Award amount:
The amount of each award is at the discretion of the selection committee up to $1000
*Note for federal and/or state financial aid recipients, including Excelsior scholarships
Please consult with the Financial Aid office to determine how receipt of additional scholarship funding may affect your package
March 1, 2017

There is one competition taking place each spring for students studying abroad during the upcoming summer or fall. One recipient is selected.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.