The 2017-2018 application cycle will open November 16, 2016.

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Deadline:  The 2017-2018 application cycle (summer 2017, fall 2017, spring 2018) will open November 16, 2016.

  • Open November 16, 2016 at 12:00pm EST
  • Close January 11, 2017 at 12:00pm 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 2017-2018
  3. Advice from Scholarship Recipients
  4. Essay Guidelines

Application components

  • Application form
  • Financial aid form (requires input from financial aid office)
  • 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. (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

Preferences

  • 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
    • Veterans
    • Returning learners

Dedicated Scholarships

FEA is proud to offer dedicated scholarships to students who, in addition to meeting general eligibility requirements, also meet select demographic, regional, or semester criteria.  Applicants for the Athletes Abroad and Rainbow Scholarships self-identify for consideration through their application forms; applicants for regional, destination-specific, or summer 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.

BASAA Scholarship

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.

Jane Gluckmann & Carol Rausch Go Global Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to one student each year planning to study abroad in Mexico, Central America, South America, France, or Germany.  The scholarship is established in memory of mothers, Jane Gluckmann and Carol Rausch.  Jane Gluckmann was a mom to her daughters Kerry, Missy and her “sons” Rodrigo (from Mexico) and Sergio (from Brasil), as well as others in need; she was most proud of her kids when they were empowered and living fearlessly.  Born in France, Carol Rausch traveled Europe with a father and husband, who both served in the United States Air Force; she was first and foremost a loving mom of three children, and shared with them her enthusiasm for travel and passion for other cultures. May the inspirational spirit of these two mothers live on in future FEA scholarship recipients who are curious about the world, and seeking their own educational adventures.

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.

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, 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 applicants studying during the summer semester.  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. These discretionary awards serve as capacity-building grants for the study abroad department to increase their reach among the student population.