Application Deadline:  January 10, 2018

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • 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 academic credit at the student’s home institution
  • Study abroad program must include at least 4 weeks (28 days) in country/countries

Application components

  • Online application form (includes an unofficial transcript)
  • Financial aid form (to be filled out by financial aid office)
  • Recommendation letter (submitted by a professor or advisor, maximum of 1)
  • It is the responsibility of each applicant to ensure FEA receives all application components by the deadline of January 10, 2018

Funding Amounts: FEA awards scholarships of up to $10,000 for students who plan to study abroad for a full academic year (2018-2019); $5,000 for students who plan to study abroad during the fall (2018) or spring (2019) semester; and awards that are prorated by number of weeks in-country (with a minimum of $1,250) for students studying abroad during summer 2018.

Preferences: FEA gives preference to students with demonstrated financial need, and strongly encourages students to apply who represent a group that is traditionally underrepresented in education abroad. These groups include, but are not limited to:

  • First-generation college students
  • Minority students
  • Community college students

Helpful resources:

  1. Frequently Asked Questions
  2. Advice from Scholarship Recipients
  3. Essay Guidelines
  4. FEA Scholar Flyer