FIE provides immersive study abroad programs in London, Dublin, and Amman

Veterans & Military-Connected Students

 

FIE: Foundation for International Education welcomes and encourages veterans to study with us in Dublin, London, and Amman. Study abroad helps you grow academically, professionally, and personally, building on your existing life experiences and maturity. FIE empowers you to take your proven work ethic, unique talents, background, and experiences to become a successful global leader.

 

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As a veteran, you have already demonstrated your commitment to representing the United States overseas. Did you know that you might be eligible to use federal GI Bill benefits to help fund a semester, summer, or even a full year abroad?

As of August 1, 2020, you likely cannot use your VA benefits to attend an FIE program but it’s worthwhile checking with your VA School Certifying Official (SCO).

For more information, check out the NAFSA: Association of International Educators New Guidance on Post-9/11 Veterans Benefits for Education Abroad web page

 


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FIE SUPPORT FOR VETERANS

  • Dedicated support staff in the US and London
  • Single rooms available based on age and life experience
  • Counseling support for veterans and military-connected students

Remember, you should also apply for an FIE Sharif Rahman Scholarship to help cover study abroad costs using the Diversity and Inclusivity Pathway and self-identify as a veteran.  

 

Financial Aid

 

Along with the excitement and anticipation of planning to study abroad with FIE: Foundation for International Education comes the stress and woes of financing your experience. Don’t worry! You can afford to study with FIE! If you are currently receiving financial aid for your college education, in many cases you can use it to study abroad. This can be the case with aid from an institution, a foundation, the state or federal government, or any other private or public sources. Talk to your study abroad advisor, financial aid officer, or bursar about what can and cannot be applied to an FIE program of study abroad.

 

NAFSA: Association of International Educators has a great ‘Financial Aid & Study Abroad: Basic Facts for Students’ resource online to help you get started.

 

In Case You Missed It: On June 19, 2017, the US Department of Education announced that the Pell Grant program was expanded year-round to include summer aid.

 

HOW DO I ARRANGE TO HAVE FINANCIAL AID APPLIED TO AN FIE STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM?

  • Meet with your study abroad advisor to decide on your FIE program and develop a budget for your study abroad program. FIE has an example of a Study Abroad Budget online that may get you started.

  • Upon application to an FIE study abroad program, contact your financial aid advisor to see if there are special application processes or policies required in receiving your financial aid for overseas study. Work with your study abroad advisor and financial aid advisor to determine your eligibility of your aid

  • Check with your bursar's office on how they can contact you while you are overseas and how they make financial aid disbursement arrangements

    • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at FIE if your financial aid disbursement will be delayed after the FIE payment deadline

  • Be sure to check with all three offices, weeks before your plans are finalized. Keep records of all forms submitted and submission dates as well as all personal contacts made (individuals and dates of those contacts). Those records will help you avoid confusion as well as clarify issues that might arise

 

Be sure to apply for FIE Scholarships and check out the other scholarships available to help you study abroad. Be sure to check the deadline for all these scholarship applications as sometime they are over a year before you plan to study with FIE! You may also have additional resources through State Aid and assistance for Veterans.

Studying abroad is an investment in your future. With FIE, you have the opportunity to broaden your educational horizons while you gain a deeper understanding of the global community in which we live. We realize it is also a financial investment. While this can seem daunting, there are a variety of financial resources available to you through FIE, your home university, and federal aid to help you make your dream a reality.

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Scholarships & Aid

 

If you think study abroad is unaffordable, think again. Financial Aid can generally be used to help subsidize the costs of your study abroad program. In addition, FIE has several scholarships available to help offset the price of your program.

Studying abroad is an investment in your future. With FIE, you have the opportunity to broaden your educational horizons while you gain a deeper understanding of the global community in which you live. We realize it is also a financial investment. While this can seem daunting, there are a variety of resources available to you through FIE, your home university and federal financial aid to help you make your dream a reality.

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Other Scholarships

In addition to the FIE scholarships, study abroad scholarships are available from a variety of supportive institutions. 

 

DIVERSITY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS

Diversity Abroad was founded to ensure that all students are aware of, and have equal access to, study and travel abroad opportunities. The mission of Diversity Abroad is to increase minority students’ participation in study and travel abroad programs. FIE is a Diversity Abroad member institution and students on all our programs are eligible to apply for various scholarships listed on the Diversity Abroad website.

For more information and application details, please visit the Diversity Abroad Scholarship page.


THE FUND FOR EDUCATION ABROAD

The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented within the US study abroad population. FEA makes life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting students who are traditionally underrepresented in study abroad, including, but not limited to:

  • Minority students;
  • First-generation college students;
  • Students with disabilities;
  • Student athletes;
  • Military Veterans; and
  • Non-traditional age students

before, during, and after they participate in education abroad programs.

More information and scholarship applications can be accessed via the FEA website.

In addition to their general scholarships, FEA also awards dedicated scholarships to students who, in addition to meeting general eligibility requirements, also meet select demographic, regional, or semester criteria:

  • BASAA Scholarship - awarded to a deserving student who attends a US university/college located in the Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Connecticut area
  • DC Area Scholarship - available to a deserving student who attends a US university/college located in the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia, or suburban Maryland
  • Minnesota Scholarship - awarded to a deserving student who attends a US university/college located in Minnesota
  • Rainbow Scholarship - awarded to a deserving LGBTQI student who aims to participate in a high-quality, rigorous education abroad program.

BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Available to students who are receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or who provide proof that they will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of their study abroad program.

The Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards of up to $5,000 for US undergraduate students to study abroad for up to one academic year. The program aims to diversify the kinds of student who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go. The program serves students who have been underrepresented in study abroad and includes, but is not limited to, students with financial need, students in underrepresented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds, students attending minority-serving institutions, and students with disabilities.

The Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Visit the Gilman website for more information, full eligibility criteria, and the online application.


ASHLEY’S FOUNDATION

In order to qualify to apply for the Ashley Soulé Conroy Study Abroad Scholarship, applicant must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate in a U.S. 4-year college or university.
  • Have at least 30 hours of completed undergraduate credit by the time of the study abroad term’s start date.
  • Intend to study abroad in a program that is outside of the U.S.
  • Be enrolling in a study abroad term (the days that you are actually enrolled in classes abroad) that is no shorter than 14 weeks.
  • Be applying for either the Fall or Spring semester. Summer applicants will not be considered unless their academic term abroad is longer than 14 weeks, in which case they should apply for the Spring semester scholarship.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at their current institution, verifiable on their transcript.

Visit the Ashley’s Foundation website for more information and to Apply.


OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES 

Mobility International USA (MIUSA) is a disability-led non-profit organization in the US that provides resources to students with disabilities who wish to study abroad. Their web page includes helpful information for students including how to plan and prepare for their study abroad experience. They also highlight scholarship opportunities in the Identify Your Funding Options section. Two that you may be eligible to apply to an FIE program are: 


KAHAL: GRANTS FOR JEWISH STUDENTS STUDYING ABROAD

KAHAL, or “community,” refers back to the once great, autonomous Jewish communities of pre-Enlightenment Europe. As the Kahals and ghettos dissolved, Jews became more involved in the secular communities of their home countries. Today, Jewish study abroad students take advantage of limitless opportunities presented by the cultures of their host countries and they can connect with KAHAL and find their Jewish home abroad.

Any Jewish-American student studying abroad may apply for grants from KAHAL, a global Jewish community and resource for Jewish students abroad. Students may apply for programming grants, subsidies to attend educational programs, and on invitation travel subsidies.

Please visit the KAHAL website to apply.


AASAP LORD ACTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (Postponed until further notice due to Covid - 19)

The Association of American Study Abroad Programmes United Kingdom (AASAP/UK) was established in 1991 to represent American study abroad programs in the UK and Lord Acton was AASAP/UK’s first Honorary President, serving in this capacity from 2006 until his untimely death in 2010. His professional career included work as a banker, barrister, human rights campaigner, writer, and politician. He sat in the House of Lords as both a life and hereditary peer on the Labour benches. He was a champion of international educational and cultural exchange and offered invaluable assistance and guidance to AASAP/UK.

AASAP/UK provides a deserving study abroad student with financial support to pursue academic study in the United Kingdom.  The merit-based scholarship is awarded to the applicant who demonstrates an understanding and appreciation of the value of an international educational experience and who agrees to share with AASAP/UK members the ways in which the scholarship has helped to fulfill their academic and personal ambitions. 

Visit the AASAP/UK scholarships page for more information and the application components.


BUTEX SCHOLARSHIPS

BUTEX brings together various higher education institutions across the UK that have a shared interest in study abroad. Each year BUTEX awards a number of £500 scholarships to students studying abroad for either a semester or for a whole academic year. By studying with FIE in London you are eligible to apply. For more information, visit the BUTEX web site.


 

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN GENERATION STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP 

As one of FIE's partners in Dublinstudents interested in studying for a full academic year with FIE and University College Dublin (UCD) are eligible for a €1,000 tuition scholarship.

More information and Terms and Conditions are available on the UCD website.


TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS

Another of FIE’s program partners in Dublin, Trinity College Dublin (TCD), has various scholarships available for study abroad students at TCD for a semester or academic year.

A full list of TCD scholarships is available online but the following may be of particular interest to FIE Dublin students:

More information and how to apply can be found on the TCD website.


AMIDEAST NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS (PEACE & CONFLICT WITH ARABIC OPTION PROGRAM ONLY)

Founded in 1951, AMIDEAST is a leading American non-profit organization engaged in international education, training, and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa. AMIDEAST is FIE’s partner for the Jordanian part of the Peace and Conflict program.

Students who are planning to participate in the Arabic extension portion of the Peace and Conflict program may apply for AMIDEAST Need-Based Scholarships. Scholarship applications from all qualified students are considered, however, preference is given to applicants who fulfill one or more of the following criteria:

  • First-generation college students and/or members of groups that historically have been underrepresented on study abroad programs
  • Demonstrated serious financial need
  • Demonstrated academic excellence

More information and the application process is on the AMIDEAST web site


HAWKINSON FUND SCHOLARSHIPS (PEACE & CONFLICT PROGRAM ONLY)

Hawkinson Fund Scholarships are awarded each year to undergraduate and graduate students who are residents of or currently attending school in Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota or Wisconsin and who demonstrate a commitment to peace and justice. More information and the online application is on the Hawkinson website.


 

BOREN SCHOLARSHIPS (PEACE & CONFLICT PROGRAM ONLY)

Boren Scholarships are awarded each year to US undergraduate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) students under the “Language Study with Academic Coursework” option. The scholarships fund up to $8,000 for summer study (minimum of 8 weeks) for students majoring in the STEM fields. More information and the online application is on the Boren Scholarship website.


 

SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH ENGINES

  • StudyAbroad.com
    A funding and financial aid directory with many links to scholarship resources
  • IIE's Study Abroad Funding Directory
    With hundreds of scholarship and grant listings, IIE's online directory Study Abroad Funding is among the most comprehensive directories for U.S. students to find funding for studying abroad
  • InternationalScholarships.com
    A resource for financial aid, college scholarship, and grant information for U.S. and international students wishing to study abroad
  • Abroad101.com
    Many study abroad funding options can be found here
  • Federal Student Aid
    See tips on getting ready for college. Learn about the federal student aid programs as well as other sources of financial aid to help you pay for college or career school. Also, learn about the process for applying for and receiving financial aid
  • GoOverseas.com Financial Aid Article
  • A quick, comprehensive, and easy-to-read summary of the solutions to various financial problems students might face abroad
  • CollegeNET
  • A scholarship search engine that can be used to find study abroad scholarships

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