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Scholarships


General Scholarships

Deadline: The scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year have been awarded (summer 2014, fall 2014, and spring 2015).  The application process for the 2015-2016 academic year (summer 2015, fall 2015, spring 2016) will open on November 18, 2014.

The application deadline for the 2015-2016 cycle is January 16, 2015 at 11:59pm EST.  (Please note: there will be no exceptions made to this deadline.)

Funding Amount: up to $10,000

Number of Scholarships Awarded: approximately 30

Eligibility Requirements:
Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as undergraduates in US universities/colleges who plan to study abroad for at least four weeks (a minimum of 30 days) between May 2015 and May 2016. Fund for Education Abroad awards are intended to support students planning to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs in the 2015-2016 academic year or summer 2015. The financial support for these scholarships is provided by generous donors, who are committed to increasing study abroad opportunities for dedicated American students.


Dedicated Scholarships

In addition to the general Fund for Education Abroad scholarships, FEA is proud to offer the following dedicated scholarships. Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements listed above in addition to any requirements specific to the dedicated scholarship.

hillary douglasHiliary Echo Douglas Memorial Scholarship
In memory of Hiliary Echo Douglas, a study abroad advocate, beloved daughter, wife, mother, and colleague. Hiliary graduated from the University of Evansville in 1999 with a BA in Theatre Arts and a minor in International Relations. She then 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 eventually transitioning to become the first CET Campus Relations Manager for the West Region until her death in 2008.

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who demonstrates Hiliary’s love for Vietnam and other cultures, her desire to give back to the world community, and her contagious love of life.


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Rainbow Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving LGBTQI student who aims to participate in a high-quality, rigorous education abroad program. Applicants must meet general FEA scholarship eligibility requirements & preferences. Students interested in being considered for this annual scholarship should indicate this through their application forms.

This scholarship is 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 and support their LGBTQI colleagues in the field. Many of these educators have come together through groups created with the support of NAFSA and the Forum for Education Abroad.


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BASAA Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student who attends a US university/college located in the BASAA area (Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Connecticut). Applicants must meet general FEA scholarship eligibility requirements & preferences. Students interested in being considered for this annual scholarship should indicate this through their application forms.

This scholarship is made possible by the generous support and fundraising efforts of BASAA, the Boston Area Study Abroad Association. BASAA is a network of study abroad professionals based in and around the Boston area that meet regularly to discuss current issues in the study abroad field through meetings, conferences, and other professional development opportunities.

 

Central Texas Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student who attends a US university/college located Central Texas, specifically in the Austin/San Antonio and surrounding areas. Applicants must meet general FEA scholarship eligibility requirements & preferences. Students interested in being considered for this annual scholarship should indicate this through their application forms.

This scholarship is made possible by the generous support and fundraising efforts of TIM, the  Central Texas Study Abroad Association. TIM is a network of study abroad professionals based in and around the Austin/San Antonio area. TIM provides professional development opportunities, conferences and services for study abroad students and those that support them.