The 2017-2018 cycle will open in mid-November – check back for specific dates in the fall.
Review all available information below.
Deadline: the 2016-2017 application cycle is complete. 2017-2018 application cycle (summer 2017, fall 2017, spring 2018) will open in November
- Open November, 2016 – exact date TBD
- Close January, 2017 – exact date TBD
Funding Amount: up to $10,000 (Academic Year); $5,000 (fall/spring semester); prorated by no. of weeks, minimum $1,250 (summer)
- 2016-2017 Step-by-Step Application Creation Instructions
- FAQs 2016-2017
- Advice from Scholarship Recipients
- Essay Guidelines
- Application form
- Financial aid form (requires input from financial aid)
- Faculty recommendation letter (maximum of 1)
- 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. (graduate students are not eligible)
- 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
- Academically rigorous and immersive study abroad program
- Study of the host country language (if not English)
- 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
- Returning learners
FEA is proud to offer dedicated scholarships to students who, in addition to meeting general eligibility requirements, also meet select demographic or regional criteria. Applicants for the Athletes Abroad and Rainbow Scholarships self-identify for consideration through their application forms; applicants for regional or destination-specific scholarships are automatically considered for the corresponding dedicated scholarship(s).
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.
The BASAA 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.
DC Area Scholarship
The DC Area Scholarship is available to a deserving student who attends a U.S. university/college located in the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia, or suburban Maryland. This scholarship is made possible by the generous support and fundraising efforts of international educators working in the DC Area.
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. 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. The Hiliary Echo Douglas scholarship will be given to a student who demonstrates Hiliary’s love for Vietnam, her desire to give back to the world community, and her contagious love for life.
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.
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, support their LGBTQI colleagues in the field, and collaborate through groups created with the support of NAFSA and the Forum for Education Abroad.
STA Travel Start the Adventure Scholarship
Two FEA/STA Travel Start the Adventure Scholarships ($2,500 each) will be awarded to summer applicants. Students will not apply directly for this scholarship – the review team will assign the winner. In turn, two STA Travel Advisor Awards ($2,500 each) will be granted to the study abroad department of these FEA/STA Travel Start the Adventure Scholarship recipients, in order for the department to strategically fund another student participating on a study abroad program in the same academic year. (Note: these discretionary awards serve as capacity-building grants for the study abroad department; student recipients are not designated FEA Scholars).