In response to the security emergency in Afghanistan and the earthquake in Haiti, the Institute of International Education will offer Emergency Student Funding to support international students from Haiti or Afghanistan who are currently studying in the U.S. at IIENetwork member institutions and are experiencing financial hardship due to these crises.
The IIE Emergency Student Fund (ESF) will provide one-time grants of up to $5000 to selected students (either undergraduate or graduate students) who demonstrate a high financial need and have been impacted by either security emergency. Up to five students may be nominated to receive this funding, whose ability to pay the costs of their fall 2021 semester in the United States is in jeopardy due to serious financial difficulties related to these crises. Funds can be used to cover the students’ educational, living, or health related expenses.
To be considered for an ESF award, eligible nominees must:
- Be nominated by Columbia University. Students may not submit their own nomination or apply directly to this opportunity.
- Be studying in the United States on an F-1/J-1 or F-2/J-2 visa (only F-1 and J-1 visa holders are eligible for an ESF award);
- Be enrolled for studies in Fall 2021 and pursuing an associate's, bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree,
- Demonstrate financial hardship faced as a result of the relevant emergency,
Students who wish to be considered for nomination may open an application by clicking 'Start An Application' and completing the application no later than the deadline indicated. Late applications will not be accepted.