Scholarships

Types of Scholarships

One online application leads to many opportunities. As an applicant to FEA, you are considered for all of the below scholarships you meet the criteria for, along with the FEA General Scholarships.

Access Partner Scholarships

FEA’s Access Partners join in the shared commitment to increase the number of underrepresented American college students studying abroad through the provision of scholarships. As members of the FEA Access Advisory Board (AAB), our Access Partners collaborate, share best practices in international education, and actively engage in FEA’s mission. They are helping to make life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting minority and first-generation college students.

FEA scholarship applicants participating on programs hosted by providers in our Access Partner program may be eligible for financial support of up to $5,000.

Named & Dedicated Scholarships

Alumni Scholarship

The FEA Alumni Scholarship

Made Possible By: Our goal is for every single FEA alumni scholar to unite in an effort to to increase access to education abroad for first-generation and minority college students. All Alumni Council members (many of whom are also still students) have committed to giving what we can — whether that is $5, $20, or $100!

Description: In our efforts to build out FEA’s alumni programming, we thought: What better way for us to give back to the organization that made our transformational study abroad experiences possible than helping to fund the next generation of FEA scholars? This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student planning to study abroad for at least 4 weeks (28 days). All U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. are eligible to apply.

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Artigas-Etchagaray Scholarship

Made Possible By: The Artigas-Etchagaray Family

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Breakout Scholarship for Community College Students

Made Possible By: FEA Alum, Sarahann Yeh and her husband, John Poor

Description: The Breakout Scholarship for Community College Students will be awarded to a deserving student who attends a U.S. community college and plans to study abroad in the summer for at least 28 days.

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Calvert Family Scholarship

Made Possible By: Jennifer Calvert, FEA Executive Director

Description: This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student planning to study abroad for at least 4 weeks (28 days). All U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a U.S. college or university are encouraged to apply. 

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David T. Parry Founders Scholarship

David T. Parry Founders Scholarship

Made Possible By: Family, friends, and colleagues of David T. Parry, Chairman Emeritus of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)


Description: Named for FEA Founder and Chairman Emeritus, David T. Parry, this scholarship honors Dave’s dedication to educational travel and equity. Owner of Academic Travel Abroad with his wife and business partner, Susan, for forty years, Dave continued to lead educational travel tours through the Swiss Alps and elsewhere well into his 80s. In 2010, Dave and his team founded the Fund for Education Abroad to increase opportunities for underrepresented U.S. college students to study abroad through scholarship. We honor Dave’s wisdom, spirit, and legacy with the establishment of David T. Parry Founders Scholarship to ensure the continuation of exchange and exploration for the next generation of Americans.

You can read Dave’s obituary here.

If you would like to read more about Dave, here is a tribute from Academic Travel Abroad. 

Gifts in Dave’s memory may be given by check and mailed to:

Fund for Education Abroad

1155 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 300

Washington, DC 20036

Gifts may also be made online.



This scholarship will be available for programs that are at least 4 weeks (28 days) in length. All U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. are eligible to apply.

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Eleni Zachariou Memorial Scholarship for Study in Greece

Made Possible By: Academic Travel Abroad, in memory of Eleni Zachariou

Description: This scholarship honors the memory of Eleni Zachariou and increases access and equity in study abroad in Greece. This scholarship fund supports students who plan to study in Greece for a summer term or a semester. All U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as an undergraduate at U.S. college or university are eligible to apply. Study abroad program must be at least 4 weeks (28 days) in length to be eligible for an FEA scholarship.

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Gugel-McPherson Family Scholarship

Made Possible By: Gail Gugel, FEA Trustee

Description: This scholarship will be awarded to U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. Study abroad programs must be at least 4 weeks (28 days) in length to receive an FEA scholarship.

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Hiliary Echo Douglas Scholarship

The Hiliary Echo Douglas Memorial Scholarship

In Memory Of: Hiliary Echo Douglas

Description: This scholarship will be awarded to one student each year planning to study abroad in Vietnam or within other Southeast Asian cultures for at least 4 weeks (28 days). The scholarship was established in memory of Hiliary Echo Douglas, a study abroad advocate, beloved daughter, wife, mother, and colleague who passed away in 2008. In 1999, Hiliary traveled to Vietnam with a Fulbright Fellowship to investigate modern theatre in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. After two more years working for various international cultural collaborations in Vietnam, Hiliary joined CET Academic Programs as the Vietnam Immersion Resident Director.  The Hiliary Echo Douglas scholarship will be given to a student who demonstrates Hiliary’s love for Vietnam, her desire to give back to the world community, and her contagious love for life. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a U.S. college or university.

Previous Recipients:

  • Geneis Crime, Mercer University, Thailand, Fall 2020
  • Julie Ngo, University of Texas at Austin, Thailand, Summer 2019
  • Wendy Vong, University of Georgia, Vietnam, Summer 2018
  • Dieu Thao Nguyen, University of Georgia, Vietnam, Summer 2017
  • Alexus Cunningham, Benedict College, Singapore, Summer 2016
  • Leyanis Diaz, Florida International University, Cambodia, Thailand & Vietnam, Summer 2015

J. Scott Van Der Meid Memorial Scholarship

Made Possible By: Family, friends, and colleagues of J. Scott Van Der Meid

Description: This scholarship is established in memory of J. Scott Van Der Meid, a long-time supporter of FEA, and beloved husband, son, colleague, and friend. Scott’s experiences studying abroad as a high school student in Germany and as an undergraduate in Japan were formative. Scott was a pioneer in developing advising strategies to support underrepresented students, for example the LGBTQ community and students of diverse ethnic, cultural and faith backgrounds. He influenced positive change in the field of international education, both at Brandeis University where he worked as Associate Dean of Study Abroad, and as a dedicated volunteer to numerous boards, advisory councils, and committees of educational organizations and institutions.

In honor of Scott, his family, friends, and colleagues are establishing this scholarship to continue his legacy of advocating for underrepresented students and increasing diversity in study abroad. This scholarship will be available to deserving U.S. undergraduates attending a study abroad program of at least 4 weeks (28 days). Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a U.S. college or university.

Gifts in Scott’s memory may be given by check and mailed to:

 Fund for Education Abroad

1155 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 300

Washington, DC 20036

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Jan Kieling Rainbow Scholarship

Made Possible By: Jan Kieling, FEA Trustee

Description: This scholarship will be awarded to deserving LGBTQI students who aims to participate in a high-quality, rigorous education abroad program. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. Study abroad programs must be at least 4 weeks (28 days) in length to receive an FEA scholarship.

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Kacenga-Cladera Family Rainbow Scholarship

Made Possible By: Long-time FEA supporter and friend, George Kacenga, and his family

Description: This scholarship will be awarded to deserving LGBTQI students who aim to participate in a high-quality, rigorous education abroad program. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. Study abroad programs must be at least 4 weeks (28 days) in length to receive an FEA scholarship.

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Lynn Stevens Memorial Scholarship

Made Possible By: Family of Lynn Stevens

Description: This scholarship is established in memory of Lynn Stevens – artist, writer, and world traveler. This scholarship will be available to deserving U.S. undergraduates attending a study abroad program of at least 4 weeks (28 days). Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a U.S. college or university.

Gifts in Lynn’s memory may be given by check and mailed to:
Fund for Education Abroad

1155 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 300

Washington, DC 20036

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Malú Alvarez Global Access Scholarship

Made Possible By: Malú Alvarez

Description: This scholarship will endow five semester scholarships to be awarded each year for study in any country of the students’ choosing. This gift is part of FEA’s “Bringing the World Home” comprehensive campaign, launched in 2017. This scholarship will be awarded to U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. and who are planning to study abroad for at least 4 weeks (28 days).

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Martha and Jeff Johnson Scholarship

Made Possible By: Martha Johnson, FEA Emeritus Trustee, and her husband, Jeff Johnson

Description: This scholarship will be awarded to U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. Study abroad programs must be at least 4 weeks (28 days) in length to receive an FEA scholarship.

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NAFSA Tamara H. Bryant Memorial Scholarship

The NAFSA Tamara H. Bryant Memorial Scholarship

Made Possible By: NAFSA: The Association of International Educators, in memory of Tamara H. Bryant

Description: FEA will award these funds to African-American undergraduate students in the United States who hope to study abroad, and who also embody Mrs. Bryant’s spirit of resilience and commitment to intercultural exchange, per her endowment purposes. Applicants must be enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. Study abroad programs must be at least 4 weeks (28 days) in length to receive an FEA scholarship.

Tamara H. Bryant, who immigrated to the United States from Rangoon, Burma in the 1960s, established an endowment at NAFSA to foster intercultural exchange through the provision of scholarships. Bryant left Burma during World War II as a refugee, traveling more than 1,500 miles to India by foot, and eventually settled in the United States. Through her journey in life, Mrs. Bryant came to realize the difficulties women faced in reaching their potential in the workplace – particularly, women of color in her newly adopted country. With the recognition of these challenges, her endowment was established at NAFSA to assist promising, globally-minded students in achieving their career goals.

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Rainbow Scholarship

The Rainbow Scholarship

Made Possible By: The generous support of a group of international education professionals who are committed to advocating on behalf of LGBTQI students. These professionals counsel international and study abroad LGBTQI students, support their LGBTQI colleagues in the field, and collaborate through groups created with the support of NAFSA and the Forum for Education Abroad.

Description: This scholarship will be awarded to deserving LGBTQI students who aims to participate in a high-quality, rigorous education abroad program. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. Study abroad programs must be at least 4 weeks (28 days) in length to receive an FEA scholarship.

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Simpson Sisters’ Scholarship

Made Possible By: Kate Simpson, FEA Emeritus Trustee, and her sisters

Description: This scholarship will be awarded to a U.S. citizen or permanent resident currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. Study abroad programs must be at least 4 weeks (28 days) in length to receive an FEA scholarship.

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SITA Scholarship

Made Possible By: The South India Term Abroad program has bestowed a gift of $195,000 to the FEA to fund a legacy scholarship for study in India.

Description: This scholarship, derived from the Tamil word, nallennam, for benevolence and goodwill, will create two endowed scholarships: $5,000 for a full semester program and $2,500 for a summer term. The gift is part of FEA’s “Bringing the World Home” capital campaign, launched in 2017. All U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. are eligible to apply. Study abroad programs must be at least 4 weeks (28 days) in length to receive an FEA scholarship.

Preference will be given to those students who wish to study abroad in southern India. Additionally, preference will be for the former SITA consortial member institutions (Bates, Bowdoin, George Washington, Grinnell, Oberlin, Sarah Lawrence, Smith, and Whittier), but otherwise, the scholarships are open to all who wish to apply.

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Steckley-Weitzel Family Scholarship

The Steckley-Weitzel Family Scholarship

Made Possible By: Linda Steckley, FEA Emeritus Trustee

Description: This scholarship will be awarded to U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. Study abroad programs must be at least 4 weeks (28 days) in length to receive an FEA scholarship.

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The A. Rewari Family Scholarship for Study Abroad in Denmark

Made Possible By: Dr. Amar Rewari, FEA Trustee

Description: This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student planning to study abroad in Denmark. All U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. and who are planning to study abroad in Denmark are eligible to apply. Study abroad programs must be at least 4 weeks (28 days) in length to receive an FEA scholarship.

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The Cyril Taylor Memorial Scholarship for Study in the UK

Learn more about the Cyril Taylor Memorial Scholarship here.

Made Possible By: FEA received a gift of $50,000 from The Cyril Taylor Charitable Foundation to fund scholarships for American students to study in the United Kingdom.

Description: This scholarship will be available for programs that are at least 4 weeks (28 days) in length. All U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. are eligible to apply.

The scholarship is named after the late Sir Cyril Taylor who spent his life bringing the world together through education and policy as a part of numerous organizations. In 1964, Sir Cyril helped found AIFS, a leading educational organization providing cultural exchange and academic opportunities for more than 1.5 million young people. He also worked for Proctor & Gamble, served on the board for the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, and served as High Sherriff of Greater London. Born in Yorkshire, England, Sir Cyril was very active in public service and received a number of honors for his work. He was appointed Knight Bachelor in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 1989 for services to education and was advanced to a Knight Grand Cross of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (GBE) in the 2004 New Year’s Honours list.

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Gateway International Group Education Abroad Scholarship

Made Possible By: Gateway International Group supports institutions and organizations around the world with leveraging strategic new directions and emerging opportunities in international education.

Description: Preference for the Gateway International Group Education Abroad Scholarship will be given to applicants who are first-generation college students, or those whose home or college of study are in Kentucky. The Gateway International Group Education Abroad Scholarship will provide between $1,250 to $10,000. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or DACA recipients, and enrolled full time as undergraduates in order to apply.

Make checks payable to Fund for Education Abroad.

Mail checks to: 

Fund for Education Abroad

1155 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 300

Washington, DC 20036

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The Virginia and Robert Craig Scholarship

Made Possible By: This scholarship fund has been created to honor Drs. Virginia and Robert Craig, who dedicated their lives to learning and sparked the love of learning in those around them.

Description: This scholarship is available to deserving U.S. undergraduates attending a study abroad program of at least 4 weeks (28 days). Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a U.S. college or university.

Gifts in Virginia and Robert Craig’s honor may be donated through the website or given by check and mailed to:
Fund for Education Abroad

1155 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 300

Washington, DC 20036

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