SBS Scholarship

SBS Scholarship Eligibility
To be eligible, the following qualifications must be met:

There are no exceptions!

  • Proof of Swiss Parentage:
    The applicant or one of his or her parents must be a Swiss national.
  • Residency Requirement:
    • Applicants for Pellegrini and Zimmermann scholarships and the OSA award must be permanently domiciled in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania or Delaware.
    • Applicants for Medicus grants for study in Switzerland must reside in the United States.
  • Financial Qualifications:
    For a full Pellegrini scholarship or a Medicus grant at the undergraduate level, applicants must demonstrate the need for financial support.
  • Academic Standings:
    Applicants must be in good academic standing and show aptitude in their chosen fields of study.

Supporting Documents

Students outside the areas covered by our programs should contact their Swiss Consulate for information about scholarships offered by Swiss organizations in their area.

Scholarship Programs

In conjunction with the Swiss Benevolent Society of Philadelphia, the Swiss Benevolent Society of New York offers the following Scholarship Programs:

Pellegrini Scholarships

PELLEGRINI SCHOLARSHIPS are partial tuition grants. They are awarded at the post secondary level for vocational, undergraduate and graduate studies at an accredited school. They are based on need and merit (GPA3.0), or on merit alone (not available to Freshmen). Pellegrini grants are paid in two installments directly to the recipient’s school at the beginning of the Fall and Spring se- mesters, upon official registration confirmation. These grants do not renew automatically, but may be applied for each year.

Sonia Streuli Maguire Outstanding Scholastic Achievement (OSA) Award

The Sonia Streuli Maguire OUTSTANDING SCHOLASTICACHIEVEMENT AWARD may be granted to a college senior or graduate student who demonstrates sustained academic excellence (GPA3.8 min.) in a demanding program. This one-time award will be paid to the school at the be- ginning of the Fall semester.

Medicus Student Exchange

The MEDICUS STUDENT EXCHANGE provides one-time, partial support for U.S. residents at the senior or graduate level who have been accepted by a Swiss University or Federal Institute of Technology or Technical College (Fachhochschule). Residents of Switzerland may apply for grants to study in the U.S. through the CRUS, Sennweg 2, 3012 Bern. Grants are paid to the school upon proof of registration.

Zimmermann Scholarships

ZIMMERMANN SCHOLARSHIPS are one-time grants awarded to graduate students with the high- est cumulative GPA of at least 3.8. They are paid directly to the school in semester installments.

All applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee, which will award the scholarship for which the applicant is best suited. Decisions made by the Scholarship Committee are final and cannot be appealed or discussed.

All applications and supporting documents must be sent by March 31, 2013 to:

SWISS BENEVOLENT SOCIETY OF NEW YORK Scholarship Fund 500 Fifth Avenue, Room 1800 New York, NY 10110



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