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Ann Cornelisen Fellowship for Undergraduate Students

for Language Study Abroad in the Summer Open to Current Sophomores and Juniors

Given by a generous alumna of Vassar College who believed strongly in the necessity of language and cultural study, this gift will make possible the opportunity for study of a current spoken language in any country outside the United States, preferably in conjunction with interest in sociology, diplomatic service or international law. The fellow must be enrolled in an academic program while abroad. Previous study in the language is not required. The fellowship amount up is to $8,000 depending on project and resources. This stipend is designed to provide living and study expenses for the summer (8-10 weeks).

Campus Deadline is February 1, this includes all letters of recommendation.

  1. Use the Recommendation Registration Form to register two people to serve as your referees.  One letter of recommendation must be from a Vassar faculty member. You must register your writers before you submit your application and inform them that the letters are due by the campus deadline. 
  2. Download the Budget Worksheet and complete prior to completing your application. You will need it when you are ready to submit.
  3. Complete the Ann Cornelisen for Undergraduates application and submit it by the campus deadline. 

It is your responsibility to keep the fellowships office informed of changes and updates regarding your anticipated study. The Cornelisen Fellowship selection Committee will make all decisions regarding the final awarding of the fellowships. Decisions should be announced in early March.

All arrangements in connection with the project including appropriate health insurance, travel and housing are the responsibility of the Cornelisen Fellow.  Vassar College is not responsible for any physical or mental injury, illness or property loss sustained by a Fellow during the course of his or her fellowship.  All Fellows will submit a report outlining the summer's work and providing a brief financial accounting to the Office for Fellowships by September 8.  Please note Vassar College does not fund projects or Fellows who plan to travel to or study in any country that is under US State Department Travel Warning. Applicants should pay close attention to these warnings which can be found easily at www.state.gov.

List of Cornelisen Fellows