O'Leary Grants for Students in the College of Arts & Sciences

Studying abroad offers students a valuable combination of learning opportunities and cultural experiences that contribute to a well-rounded undergraduate education. The O’Leary International Travel Grant Program provides three types of financial awards to help offset travel costs for students in College of Arts & Sciences: (1) grants of up to $2,500 for A&S majors participating in semester or year-long study abroad programs*; (2) grants of $500, $750, or $1,000 for A&S majors enrolled in College of Arts & Sciences undergraduate courses that include a short-term international travel component; and (3) grants of $750 for A&S graduate students enrolled in College of Arts & Sciences graduate courses that include a short-term international travel component.

*Le Moyne College approved programs are eligible, with preference given to applicants participating in Le Moyne College affiliated programs. Visit Study Abroad to learn more.

Travel grants are awarded on a competitive basis with strong consideration given to the applicant’s demonstrated financial need. Grant recipients are required to participate in a project or activity that promotes international travel opportunities to the Le Moyne community.

Students who are approved for study abroad or enrolled in A&S courses that include a short-term international travel component will receive an application with the email message inviting them to apply for a travel grant.

This grant program is administered by the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and funded by a gift from the estate of Dr. Harriet L. O’Leary, professor emerita of Foreign Languages and Literatures. Questions may be directed to Dr. Dixie Blackley, Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, at [email protected].


  • Applications due by February 2, 2024 for Spring 2024 Short-Term Study Abroad courses
  • Notifications distributed by March 1, 2024 for Spring 2024 Short-Term Study Abroad courses 
  • Applications due by March 1, 2024 for Study Abroad in Fall 2024
  • Notifications distributed by April 12, 2024 (revised) for Study Abroad in Fall 2024