Am I eligible for an FEA scholarship? Can exceptions be made for the eligibility requirements? 

Please check our eligibility page. If you do not fit these qualifications, you are not eligible for an FEA scholarship. To ensure our process remains fair, we do not make any exceptions to these requirements. 

I missed the deadline. Can I still submit my application? 

No. We are unable to grant any individual extensions, no matter the reason. If a technical glitch occurs that affects all applicants, we will consider extending the deadline for a short period of time. If so, we will notify all applicants via the email they provided on their application. 

Can I submit my university’s financial aid form or my FAFSA Student Aid Report instead of FEA’s financial aid form? What if my financial aid package for my study abroad term has not been finalized?

No. We will only consider applicants that have submitted FEA’s financial aid form. If you have exceptional circumstances and are unable to submit FEA’s form, please email FEA

Our financial aid form indicates that your financial aid office can provide your aid package information for the current academic term. For example, if you are applying for a scholarship to study abroad in Summer, Fall, or for the Academic Year, our application is due in February; we are aware that financial aid award packages for those terms are not typically determined until later in the spring semester. Therefore, your financial aid office would provide your award information for the current academic term during which you are applying.

What are the application essay questions?

Essay 1: Please describe your intended study abroad program. Why have you chosen this program and how do you anticipate that it will build on your previous experience and support your future goals? Please be specific

Essay 2: Studying abroad is often challenging, requiring participants to be open-minded and persevere in sometimes isolating circumstances. Please describe a personal experience in which you were similarly challenged to demonstrate these qualities.

I submitted my application. When will I hear back about a decision?

Our review process takes approximately 8 to 9 weeks once the application has closed. If you submitted a fall, summer, or academic year application, you can expect to hear back in April. If you submitted a spring application, you can expect to hear back in November.

When do future applications open? 

  • Summer/Fall 2024 & Academic Year 2024-2025: CLOSED
  • Spring 2025: Application opens July 2024