Application for spring 2019 funding closes TUesday, Sept. 18 at 12PM EST.

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 credit at the student’s home institution
  • Study abroad program must be at least 4 weeks (28 days) in country/countries

Application components

  • Online application form
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Financial Aid Form (to be filled out by financial aid office, returned to student, and uploaded by student applicant)
  • Recommendation letter (only 1, submitted by a professor or advisor)
  • It is the responsibility of each applicant to ensure FEA receives all application components by the deadline of September 18, 2018, 12pm EST

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

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. Advice from Scholarship Recipients
  2. Essay Guidelines
  3. FEA Scholarship Flyer Spring 2019