The Spring 2024 application has closed.

The application closed on Wednesday, September 20, at 12:00 PM (noon) Eastern. We cannot accept late applications or grant extensions. Thank you for understanding.

FEA invests in deserving U.S. undergraduates who are least likely to study abroad. More than 100 volunteer reviewers read applications each cycle. In partnership with them, we consider financial need, demographic factors, and academic plan and preparedness to decide our scholarship recipients.

Financial Need is determined by the FEA Financial Aid Form we provide when you begin an application.

Demographic Factors that are considered include minority background, first-generation college student status, and community college experience.

Academic Plan and Preparedness is determined by your essays and unofficial transcript.

Are you a study abroad or financial aid advisor, interested in helping your students apply for FEA?

Watch our most recent Applicant Webinar below to learn more.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for an FEA scholarship, you must be:

  • U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or DACA recipient
  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate at U.S. institution of higher education (graduate students are not eligible)
  • Receiving credit at your home institution for the study abroad program

What you’ll need

  1. Complete the application form online.
  2. Print the Financial Aid Form and bring it to your university’s financial aid office. Someone from that office should complete the form and give it back to you for you to upload to your online application.
  3. Upload your unofficial transcript to your online application.
  4. Make sure ALL application materials are uploaded and submitted before the deadline to be considered for an FEA scholarship.