In response to the COVID-19 pandemic being of unprecedented scale, the Institute of International Education has launched an Emergency Student Fund to support international students who are currently studying in the U.S. at IIENetwork member institutions, and are unable to return to their home countries during the summer due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The IIE Emergency Student Fund (ESF) will provide grants of $2,500 to selected students (either undergraduate or graduate students) who demonstrate a high financial need to cover their living expenses through summer 2020. Up to five students for whom help is needed to pay for living expenses over the summer as well as health-related expenses may be nominated.
To be considered for an ESF award, students must:
- Demonstrate to campus officials that they won’t be able to return to their home country over the summer;
- Demonstrate that their financial ability to pay for their summer living expenses (excluding any tuition balances) has been seriously disrupted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic;
- Be enrolled for the fall 2020 semester;
- Have the appropriate non-immigration visa status (only F-1 and J-1 visa holders are eligible for an ESF award)
Students who wish to be considered for nomination please open your application by clicking 'Start An Application' and completing the application no later than Thursday, April 23 by 12:00 PM (noon) EST/NYC time.