The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) was established as a 501(c)(3) organization to address the need for an independent study abroad scholarship provider. Their mission is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the US study abroad population. FEA makes life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting minority, community college, and first-generation college students before, during, and after they participate in education abroad programs.
FEA offers general scholarships for undergraduates participating in study abroad programs longer than 28 days, as well as partner scholarships for programs offered by specific study abroad program providers and named & dedicated scholarships for specific population groups.
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.
See the FEA website for more details and to apply.
- U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
- Currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S.
- Study abroad program must be eligible for credit at the student’s home institution
- Study abroad program must include at least 4 weeks (28 days) in country/countries
- Student demonstrates financial need
- FEA strongly encourages students to apply who represent a group that is traditionally underrepresented in education abroad. These groups include, but are not limited to:
- Minority students
- First-generation college students
- Community college students
- Up to $10,000 for students who study abroad for a full academic year
- Up to $5,000 for students who study abroad during the fall or spring semesters
- Awards that are pro-rated by number of weeks in-country (minimum $1,250) for summer study
Last updated: July 2019
Fields of Study:
- Arts and Creative Fields
- Business and Law
- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
- Social Sciences and Humanities
- Asia & Pacific
- North America
- South America
- US Citizen
- US National or Permanent Resident
Janaury for Summer/Fall/Academic Year programs, September for Spring