study abroad scholarship

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Pursuing a study abroad program requires some planning. Finding scholarships to fund your study abroad experience requires even more! The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) provides eligible underrepresented students financial assistance to pursue their dreams of study abroad around the globe.

Scholarship: Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships

Awarding Organization: The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)

Amount: Up to $10,000 for a full year abroad, $5,000 for a semester abroad, and a prorated amount for a summer abroad (minimum $1,250)

Eligible Students: Must be enrolled in a U.S. college, pursuing an undergraduate degree, and participating in a study abroad program of at least four weeks. Preference is given to students who demonstrate financial need, and students from groups underrepresented in abroad education (first-generation college students, minority students, and community college students). Students will be considered for nine scholarships based upon their responses to one application.

How to Apply: Complete the online application, including essay. Applicants must also submit a letter or recommendation and financial aid form completed by their college’s Financial Aid Office.

Deadline: September for spring semester applicants; January for fall semester applicants


Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.


Written by Robyn Stewart
Robyn Stewart is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Prior to joining College Coach, she worked as a former financial aid officer at College of the Holy Cross. Visit our website to learn more about Robyn Stewart.