Global Diversity Scholarship

The SPS Global Diversity Scholarship is designed to help students with financial need participate in SPS Global Field Intensive (GFI) courses during the J-term, spring, or summer semesters. By creating opportunities for students who may not otherwise be able to participate in a global experience, the Global Diversity Scholarship is one effort in our broader mission of ensuring access to global education at SPS. Recipients of the scholarship will receive a grant that covers the entire program fee for the GFI in which they are enrolled. Please note that this scholarship does not cover tuition or registration fees for the GFI course.

All students are welcomed to apply, and we particularly encourage students from historically marginalized communities to apply.

If selected as a Global Diversity Scholarship recipient, you will:

  • Receive a grant to cover the program activities fee of the GFI course in which you have enrolled (does not cover tuition)
  • Attend and participate in pre- and post-travel scholarship recipient receptions
  • Provide a brief GFI experience testimonial upon return from your trip

Scholarship Application Deadlines

For Summer 2024 GFI's

  • Opens: Tuesday, March 5, 2024
  • Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2024
  • Decision Notification Period: Friday, April 19, 2024
Global Diversity Scholarship Recipient Group Photo

Scholarship Amount

Cost of GFI Program Activity Fee (Varies according to GFI)


  • Matriculated SPS graduate student or DAUS undergraduate student
  • Currently enrolled at least part-time at SPS
  • In good academic standing
  • Have applied/enrolled in or immediately plan to apply/enroll in an SPS GFI course

Application Requirements

1 Essay


Statement of Financial Impact


Current Resume/CV


NYU Unofficial Transcript



NYU SPS Office of Academic Affairs and Strategic Innovation


Frequently Asked Questions

I am a traditional undergraduate student. Can I apply for this scholarship?

When will I be notified about the status of my application?

Can I apply to this scholarship for more than one semester?

Am I able to use this scholarship toward short-term global programs at other NYU Schools?