2016-2017 awards have been announced. Read more about the scholars.

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Deadline: for the 2016-2017 application cycle – summer 2016, fall 2016, spring 2017 (scholarships for Spring 2016 have already been awarded)

  • Open as of Monday, November 16th at 9AM EST
  • Application is CLOSED as of Monday, January 18, 2016 at 12 noon EST

Funding Amount: up to $10,000 (Academic Year); $5,000 (fall/spring semester); prorated by no. of weeks, minimum $1,250 (summer)

Helpful resources:

  1. 2016-2017 Step-by-Step Application Creation Instructions
  2. FAQs 2016-2017
  3. Advice from Scholarship Recipients
  4. Essay Guidelines

Application components

  • Application form
  • Financial aid form (requires input from financial aid)
  • Faculty recommendation letter (maximum of 1)

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. (as of May 2015, we welcome applications from DACA students)
  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S.
  • Study abroad program must be eligible for credit at the student’s educational institution
  • Study abroad program must include at least 4 weeks (30 days) in country/countries

Preferences

  • Academically rigorous and immersive study abroad program
  • Study of the host country language (if not English)
  • Study abroad program with a sustainable service-learning / volunteering component
  • Non-traditional destination
  • Student demonstrates financial need
  • FEA strongly encourages students to apply who represent a group that is traditionally underrepresented in education abroad. Those groups include, but are not limited to:
    • Minority students
    • First-generation college students
    • Community college students
    • Students with disabilities
    • Student Athletes
    • Veterans
    • Returning learners

General Scholarships

Students who meet the general eligibility requirements (above) are welcome to apply for a general FEA scholarship, in addition to any of the below dedicated scholarships.

Dedicated Scholarships

In addition to the general scholarships, FEA is proud to offer dedicated scholarships. To be eligible for a dedicated scholarship, student must also meet the general FEA scholarship eligibility requirements, and indicate their interest through their application forms.

Rainbow Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving LGBTQI student who aims to participate in a high-quality, rigorous education abroad program. This scholarship is made possible by the generous support of a group of international education professionals who are committed to advocating on behalf of LGBTQI students. These professionals counsel international and study abroad LGBTQI students and support their LGBTQI colleagues in the field. Many of these educators have come together through groups created with the support of NAFSA and the Forum for Education Abroad.

Athletes Abroad Scholarship

FEA’s Athlete Abroad Scholarship is available to applicants who are student-athletes (club, intramural, or varsity) participating in any program or subject that confers credits toward degree completion.

BASAA Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student who attends a U.S. university/college located in the BASAA area (Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Connecticut). This scholarship is made possible by the generous support and fundraising efforts of BASAA, the Boston Area Study Abroad Association. BASAA is a network of study abroad professionals based in and around the Boston area that meet regularly to discuss current issues in the study abroad field through meetings, conferences, and other professional development opportunities.

Texas Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student who attends a U.S. university/college located in Texas. This scholarship is made possible by the generous support and fundraising efforts of international educators working in Texas.

Minnesota Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student who attends a U.S. university/college located in Minnesota. This scholarship is made possible by the generous support and fundraising efforts of international educators working in Minnesota.

PDX Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student who attends a U.S. university/college located in the Portland, Oregon-area. This scholarship is made possible by the generous support and fundraising efforts of international educators at PDX Abroad. PDX Abroad is a community of innovators advancing the field of education abroad through active engagement across institutional and organizational boundaries.

Hiliary Echo Douglas Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to one student each year planning to study abroad in Vietnam or within other Southeast Asian cultures. Students will not apply directly for this scholarship – the review team will assign the winner. The scholarship was established in memory of  Hiliary Echo Douglas, a study abroad advocate, beloved daughter, wife, mother, and colleague who passed away in 2008. In 1999, Hiliary traveled to Vietnam with a Fulbright Fellowship to investigate modern theatre in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. After two more years working for various international cultural collaborations in Vietnam, Hiliary joined CET Academic Programs as the Vietnam Immersion Resident Director. Sadly, Hiliary’s young life was cut short in July 2008 by a car accident, hence our desire to establish a legacy in her honor, The Hiliary Echo Douglas scholarship will be given to a student who demonstrates Hiliary’s love for Vietnam and other cultures, her desire to give back to the world community, and her contagious love for life.