How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in SIROCS.  The deadline for the current application cycle was March 17, 2014.

Please check www.cuny.edu/sirocs for updates on the next application round.

Application details for the last application round are below so that applicants from that round and their recommenders can have continued access to this information:

The SIROCS deadline was March 17, 2014.  The required steps included:

IMPORTANT! Save all forms (Application Form, Objectives Statement, Recommendation Form) and open them in Adobe to fill them out.  You cannot fill them out from a web browser.  Only Adobe will work; Quartz (the default program on some Macs) will corrupt pdf forms.

  • Fill out the Application Form (either through the CUNYfirst portal or using the downloadable form—see below for who is eligible to use the CUNYfirst application portal.
  • Start drafting your Objectives Statements
  • Contact a CUNY faculty member to request a recommendation (be sure to provide this Recommendation Form); we also suggest that you share your Objectives Statements with her or him, and last but not least,
  • Apply for the program/experience you are seeking funding for.  The SIROCS application is separate from the program application and any SIROCS award is contingent upon acceptance to the program specified in your application.

An online application is available this round for students at CUNY colleges that are already using CUNYfirst.  Students at CUNYfirst Colleges should log onto their CUNYfirst accounts at https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu. From there, click on your “To Do” list and select SIROCS Scholarship.  If you have a CUNYfirst account but do not see SIROCS Scholarship in your “To Do” list by February 24th, you may not meet the eligibility criteria.  Please check the eligibility criteria, and if you think there is an error, contact sirocs@cuny.edu to verify your eligibility.

All applicants will have the option of using traditional forms instead of the online application portal through CUNYfirst; however, applications not submitted through CUNYfirst will only be accepted as email attachments. All emails, including recommendation forms, should be sent to sirocs@cuny.edu.  Digital signatures are accepted.  Applicants from Baruch, CCNY, John Jay and Medgar Evers will not be able to use the online application option until the next round when CUNYfirst is implemented at their colleges. 

All applicants will use the same Objectives Statements and Recommendation Form forms; download these today and fill them out using Adobe software.  Students applying through CUNYfirst will upload the Objectives Statements in CUNYfirst.

Overview of the Application Process

 

Apply through CUNYfirst Apply via email
Application Form(due March 17)
Fill out in CUNYfirst Email to sirocs@cuny.eduIf you do not have a EMPLID, please leave question A.4. on the application form blank.
Objectives Statements (due March 17) Upload in CUNYfirst Email to sirocs@cuny.edu
Recommendation Form (due March 25) Request with Recommendation Form will be generated by CUNYfirst.Student is responsible for briefing recommender on plans abroad and ensuring her/his willingness to support your application.Recommender emails recommendation to  sirocs@cuny.edu Student is responsible for briefing recommender on plans abroad and ensuring her/his willingness to support your application.  Include the Recommendation Form as an attachment with your request.  Recommenders should email recommendations to  sirocs@cuny.edu.
Transcript (due March 25) Will be automatically generated Email an Unofficial Advising Transcript (which shows your EMPLID, UUUID or StudentID) to sirocs@cuny.edu.First-semester transfer students must also have an official transcript from non-CUNY prior institutions sent to SIROCS/Office of Academic Affairs/205 E. 42nd St., New York, NY 10017.  Official transcripts, if available by email, will be accepted at sirocs@cuny.edu.

IMPORTANT! Save all forms (Application Form, Objectives Statement, Recommendation Form) and open them in Adobe to fill them out.  You cannot fill them out from a web browser.  Only Adobe will work; Quartz (the default program on some Macs) will corrupt pdf forms.

 

SIROCS is the successor program to STOCS; current eligibility rules and application procedures apply.

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www.cuny.edu/sirocs

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