The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) invites you to join us in a “virtual run” to support scholarships for students underrepresented in study abroad. The Equal Access Run will take place the week of September 7, with runners completing their fundraising and sharing their stories on September 12. Runners are invited to run (or walk!) 10K or any distance that presents a personal challenge, and to fundraise to meet a stretch goal.
FEA’s mission is to diversify the face of study abroad to reflect the rich diversity of the United States, and we are proud that 94% of our last cohort identified as Students of Color. FEA has awarded 590 scholarships totaling $2.1 million over the last ten years. But in this moment of compounding crises, including a global pandemic and a reckoning of racial inequity, we need to do more. Let’s use this fall’s “pause” to ensure that when study abroad comes back, it will be more accessible than ever, with more scholarship funding available for Black, Latinx, and other underrepresented students.
We welcome colleagues from across the globe to participate in the Equal Access Run. Sign up to participate below.