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Application Deadline: March 25

Register two letter writers and apply for the fellowship here.

Click here to see a list of past recipients and language programs.

For Language Study Abroad in the Summer Open to Current First-Year, 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 is typically $8,000 depending on project and resources. This stipend is designed to provide living and study expenses for the summer (8-10 weeks).

**For summer 2024: Students with a dual interest in Chinese language programs and the environment will be considered for funding through the LIASE Chinese Language Summer Fellowship for Environmental Studies. Click here for more information.**

Campus Deadline is March 25, 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 it 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.

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. 

The Dean of Studies Office will only fund travel to or study in any area that is under U.S. State Department Travel Advisory level 3 or 4 if granted through a petition process. This policy applies to travel to countries designated as advisory level 3 or 4 as well as regions designated as advisory level 3 or 4 within a country with an advisory level 1 or 2. See the U.S. State Department Travel Advisory website for advisory levels and detailed information about safety and security information for each country.

Please review the College Policy on Student Travel for information about travel to countries on a CDC level 3 or 4 Travel Warning.