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
- PDX Abroad Scholarship - awarded to a deserving student who attends a US university/college located in the Portland, Oregon area.
- 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.
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:
- Academic Scholarship Directory for Americans with Disabilities
- Financial Aid Opportunities for Disabled Students
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
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.
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN GENERATION STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP
As one of FIE's partners in Dublin, students interested in studying for a full academic year with FIE and University College Dublin (UCD) are eligible for a €1,000 tuition scholarship.
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:
- Study Abroad STEM Scholarship - for declared majors in STEM studying with the Faculty of Engineering, Maths and Sciences for at least one semester
- Global Study Abroad Excellence Scholarship – awarded to students of any major applying to study abroad at TCD for at least one semester
- Generation Study Abroad Travel Grant - for Pell Grant-eligible students, this travel grant covers costs associated with travel such as airfare and is intended for students with high financial need studying at TCD for up to one academic year
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.
SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH ENGINES
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- 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
A resource for financial aid, college scholarship, and grant information for U.S. and international students wishing to study abroad
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- Federal Student Aid
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- 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