Fund for Education Abroad
The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) was established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 2010 to address the need for an independent study abroad scholarship provider. FEA is expanding access to study abroad by raising awareness of its benefits to the individual and value to the collective, and by granting scholarships of up to $10,000.
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.
Since 2010, FEA has awarded almost 100 scholarships, helping students from all over the United States follow their dreams abroad.
Funding Amount: up to $10,000 (Academic Year); $5,000 (fall/spring semester); prorated by no. of weeks, minimum $1,250 (summer)
- U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. (as of May 2015, we welcome applications from DACA students)
- 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 educational institution
- Study abroad program must include at least 4 weeks (30 days) in country/countries
- Academically rigorous and immersive study abroad program
- Study of the host country language (if not English)
- Non-traditional destination
- Student demonstrates financial need
- FEA strongly encourages students to apply who represent a group that is traditionally underrepresented in education abroad. Those groups include, but are not limited to:
- Minority students
- First-generation college students
- Community college students
- Students with disabilities
- Student Athletes
- Returning learners
The FEA scholarship selection committee is comprised of FEA board members, volunteers and other members of the education abroad community.
Apply online at http://fundforeducationabroad.org/applicants/
- Application form
- Financial aid form (requires input from financial aid)
- Faculty recommendation letter (maximum of 1)