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Scholarship Programs

Scholarship Programs

The Swiss Benevolent Society of New York awards deserving students the following types of scholarships.

Pellegrini ScholarshipFinancial Need & Merit or Merit Alone

Pellegrini Scholarships are partial tuition grants, awarded at the post-secondary school level for vocational or undergraduate and graduate academic studies at an accredited school. They are based on financial need and merit (Grade Point Average 3.0 min.) or on merit alone, and are for full-time students only with 12 or more semester credits. Pellegrini Scholarships do not renew automatically, but may be applied for each year.

Pellegrini scholarships are paid directly to the recipients' schools in two installments, one at the beginning of the Fall semester, the other at the start of the Spring semester, upon proof of enrollment by the school.

Sonja S. Maguire Outstanding Scholastic Achievement (OSA) Award

This award may be granted to a college senior or graduate student who demonstrates sustained academic excellence (cumulative Grade Point Average at least 3.8) in a demanding study program. The student must be enrolled as a full-time student with 12 or more semester credits. It is a one-time only award. The amount is paid in two installments to the recipient's school at the start of the Fall and Spring semesters upon proof of enrollment by the school.

Medicus Student Exchange Scholarship

This program provides partial financial support for U.S. residents at the junior, senior or graduate college level who have been accepted to study at a Swiss University or Federal Institute of Technology. The full amount of these grants is paid upon proof of registration. This is a one-time only award.

Swiss students who wish to study in the United States may apply for this grant by contacting swissuniversities, Effingerstrasse 15, Postfach, 3000 Bern, Switzerland.

Zimmermann Scholarship

Zimmermann Scholarships will be awarded to the graduate students with the highest cumulative Grade Point Average (3.8 minimum). The award is paid directly in two installments to the schools at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters upon proof of enrollment by the school.

The Zimmermann scholarship is a one-time only award.