Fund for Education Abroad

Provides scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the U.S. study abroad population

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) provides scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the U.S. 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 awards scholarships of up to $10,000 for students who plan to study abroad for a full academic year; up to $5,000 for students who plan to study abroad during the fall or spring semester; and awards that are prorated by number of weeks in-country (with a minimum of $1,250) for students studying abroad during summer.

FEA gives preference to students with demonstrated financial need, and strongly encourages students to apply who represent a group that is traditionally underrepresented in education abroad. These groups include, but are not limited to: First-generation college students; Minority students; Community college students

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. (graduate students are not eligible)
  • Study abroad program must be eligible for credit at the student’s home institution
  • Study abroad program must be at least 4 weeks (28 days) in country/countries

Application components

  • Online application form
  • Unofficial transcript upload
  • Financial Aid Form (to be filled out by financial aid office, returned to student, and uploaded by student applicant)
  • Recommendation letter (only 1, submitted by a professor, advisor, or supervisor)
  • It is the responsibility of each applicant to ensure FEA receives all application components by the deadline.

Fact Sheet

Discipline:
Humanities, Social Sciences, STEM
Eligibility:
Columbia Undergraduates
Fellowship Type:
Study Abroad/Foreign Language

Dates & Deadlines

Academic Year
Spring
Summer
Fall
2020
Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 17, 2020