In addition to the FIE scholarships, study abroad scholarships are available from a variety of supportive institutions.
DIVERSITY NETWORK SUMMER SCHOLARSHIP
FIE is a Diversity Network member institution. Our students are eligible to apply for this $500 summer scholarship grant. For more information and application details, please visit the Diversity Network Scholarship page.
BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
* Available to students who are receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application.
The Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards of up to $5,000 for U.S. 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, which includes but is not limited to: students with financial need, community college students, students in underrepresented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds, students attending minority-serving institutions and students with disabilities. Approximately 30 percent of the total awards go to students studying in Western Europe. The Gilman Program seeks to assist students from a diverse range and type of two-year and four-year public and private institutions from all 50 states. Awards are available for semester, quarter, year and summer study abroad programs.
The Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education. Visit the Gilman Web site for more information, full eligibility criteria and the online application.
THE FUND FOR EDUCATION ABROAD
The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) awards funds to students planning to study abroad on academically rigorous programs with a strong preference for underrepresented students. Applications can be accessed via the FEA website.
Scholarships are offered up to $5,000 per semester and are not limited to specific programs, destinations or fields of study.
In addition to their general scholarships, FEA also awards the BASAA Scholarship, 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); the Rainbow Scholarship, awarded to a deserving LGBTQ student who aims to participate in an education abroad program; and the Central Texas Scholarship for one deserving student in the central Texas region (Austin/San Antonio area).
AASAP LORD ACTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The purpose of the scholarship is to provide a deserving study abroad student with financial support to pursue academic study in the United Kingdom. By offering the scholarship, AASAP/UK is fulfilling one of its purposes – the promotion and support of academic standards. The merit-based scholarship will be 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. The award will be £500 for a semester or term abroad, or £1000 for a full year. Visit the scholarships page for more information and an application. Deadlines for academic year 2016/2017 is July 1, 2016.
UCD GENERATION STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP
As one of FIE's partners in Dublin, students interested in studying a full academic year with FIE and University College Dublin (UCD) are eligible for this UCD scholarship. See below for more information:
UCD is proud be a committed partner of the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Generation Study Abroad (GSA) initiative. In support of the initiative’s aim to substantially increase the number of American students studying abroad, UCD is delighted to announce the UCD Generation Study Abroad Scholarship
All tuition-fee paying American students participating in UCD Study Abroad programs for the full academic year 2015/2016 and 2016/2017are eligible for a €1,000 tuition fee GSA Scholarship.
MOBILITY INTERNATIONAL USA SCHOLARSHIPS
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 your 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:
From the Fund for Education Abroad Website:
This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving LGBTQI student who aims to participate in a high-quality, rigorous education abroad program. Applicants must submit and application and meet general FEA scholarship eligibility requirements & preferences.
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.
AMIDEAST NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS
From the AMIDEAST website: Students planning on participating on the FIE/AMIDEAST Peace and Conflict Resolution Program in Jordan are eligible only for FIE scholarships for the Peace and Conflict portion of the program. For more information, please visit the FIE Scholarship Page. Students who are planning on participating in the Arabic extension portion of this program may apply to AMIDEAST Need-Based Scholarships. The application deadline for the scholarship is March 15 of the year you are participating in the summer FIE/AMIDEAST program.
AMIDEAST Education Abroad Need-Based Scholarships are awarded in the form of a program fee reduction and range between $250 and $750 for short term programs, $500 and $1500 for summer programs.
Funding is available only to citizens and permanent residents of the United States participating in AMIDEAST Education Abroad Programs in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, and Tunisia.
Scholarship applications from all qualified students will be considered. However, preference will be 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
- Currently enrolled at a college or university that is either a member of the AMIDEAST Academic Consortium or an AMIDEAST Affiliate.
To be considered for a Need-Based Scholarship, please submit the required documents by the appropriate deadline. A complete application includes the following:
- Completed scholarship application questionnaires on the AMIDEAST Student Portal. Questionnaires must be Submitted by the deadline. NOTE: clicking "Save" will not submit your questionnaires
In addition to financial need (which is indicated by the student's home institution financial aid office as part of the application), AMIDEAST will also take into consideration the information provided in program applications when making award decisions. Please be as thorough as possible when completing your scholarship essays in order to help AMIDAEST assess your financial need and background.
TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN GENERATION STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS
As a commitment partner to Generation Study Abroad, TCD has established two need-based scholarships in the form of travel grants for semester students up to the value of €2,000 for students with high financial need. This funding will be used to cover costs such as flights and will be disbursed directly to students.
Six scholarships are available for full year students applied in the form of tuition discounts to the value of €1,500.
- Before April 15th 2016 for Fall 2016 entry (deadline 5pm GMT)
- Before October 15th 2016 for Spring 2017 entry (deadline 5pm GMT)
More information and how to apply can be found on the Trinity College Dublin Undergraduate Scholarship page.
KAHAL: GRANTS FOR JEWISH STUDENTS STUDYING ABROAD
Please visit the KAHAL website for more information: https://www.kahalabroad.org/grantapp/