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SAS - Financial Need Grant

These grants are awarded by the Institute for Shipboard Education to help make the program a reality for all students regardless of financial status. Awards range from $500 to $10,000. Award ranges are based on EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) from FAFSA (pending verification of submitted information)

William E. & Mary M. Dwyer Need-Based Spanish Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the IES Abroad Board of Directors to honor the memory of William E. Dwyer, Jr., the father of the current IES Abroad president, Dr. Mary Dwyer. Trained in transportation law, Mr. Dwyer was a senior corporate executive overseeing transportation functions world-wide for a multi-national steel manufacturing company. He was an innovator in the transportation field and a pioneer in support of the equal employment of African Americans and women in the management ranks of the steel industry. He was known throughout the industry for his ethical business practices during a period in the steel industry history when this was less common. Having benefited from full scholarship support as an undergraduate at Rockhurst College and during law school, he remained dedicated to the value and accessibility of higher education for those students who otherwise would not have the opportunity to pursue a college education. He minored in Spanish as an undergraduate and continued to use the language in his work throughout his career. He recognized the value of language learning. His greatest priority, however, was the welfare of his family. He put family first.Likewise, Mrs. Mary M. Dwyer put family first while at the same time being deeply involved as a volunteer in her community and church. She attended the University of Missouri and was a staunch advocate of the importance of higher education in furthering individuals’ development and success.These scholarships are intended for students interested in studying in a Spanish-speaking country.AMOUNT: Ranges up to $1,000ELIGIBILITY: Must be admitted to and attend an IES Abroad program in a Spanish-speaking country (Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, or Spain).The scholarship recipient will be required to present a brief written bio statement. Guidelines will be provided with notice of award.Currently receive financial aid from your home school.Recipients must attend a private college or university that is a Member or Associate Member of the IES Abroad Consortium. In addition, your home school must have a policy of transferring at least 75% of institutional aid for study abroad.Return Requirement: If awarded one of these scholarships, at the conclusion of the IES Abroad program you agree to submit a 1-page statement about your experience abroad, including how it has affected you personally, professionally, and academically and how this scholarship supported your endeavors. Once submitted, this statement becomes property of IES Abroad and excerpts may be used in any/all IES Abroad electronic and printed publications. Additional details and instructions will be emailed to you after your program ends.Standard programs only. Customized programs are not eligible for IES Abroad financial aid.

German Studies Research Grant

German Studies Research Grants are awarded to highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students who are nominated by their department/program chairs. The grants may be used for short-term research (one to two months) in Germany. The program is designed to encourage research and promote the study of cultural, political, historical, economic and social aspects of contemporary German affairs from inter- and multi-disciplinary perspectives.

Boren Fellowships

Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations. Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Flagship Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, French, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, or Zulu. The South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative promotes the study of Hindi and Urdu. For a complete list of languages, visit our website.

Diversity Abroad & FIE Scholarship

Diversity Abroad & FIE: Foundation for International Education are proud to announce a new partnership for study abroad. Apply today for one of two $3,000 scholarships offered each spring towards your study abroad program with FIE. Funds will be applied towards the total program cost for a semester at FIE, which includes tuition and housing, transport pass (London only), weekend excursions (Dublin only). Scholarship funds may only be applied towards FIE programs. For additional information and instructions on how to apply for a FIE program, please visit www.fie.org.ukApplicable for Spring Semester or Winter/Spring Quarter FIE programs ONLYProgram locations in London, England and Dublin, IrelandGPA requirements: range from 2.75 (London) - 3.3 (Trinity College Dublin)Good behavioral and academic standing with home institutionUS Citizen or Permanent Resident18 years or older at the time of the program start date (January 3, 2018)Submission of scholarship application no later than October 15, 2017Economically disadvantaged students, first-generation, students with disabilities and ethnically and racially diverse students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Diversity Abroad Overseas Ambassador Scholarship

NOTE: The DiversityAbroad.com Overseas Ambassador Scholarship was formerly known as the DiversityAbroad.com/AIFS Blogging Scholarship. Diversity Abroad, in cooperation with the AIFS Foundation, will offer $500 scholarships for fall and spring semester. Five scholarships are available for each semester. Economically disadvantaged students, first-generation, students with disabilities and ethnic and racially diverse students are strongly encouraged to apply. Click "visit website" above, or visit http://www.diversityabroad.com/overseas-ambassadors for application details and additional information.

AMIDEAST Education Abroad Need-Based Scholarships

AMIDEAST Education Abroad Need-Based Scholarships are awarded in the form of a program fee reduction and range between $250 and $750 for short term programs, $500 and $1500 for summer programs, and between $500 and $3000 for semester programs. In exceptional circumstances, awards of up to $2000 may be made for summer programs, and up to $5000 for semester and programs. Funding is available only to citizens and permanent residents of the United States participating in AMIDEAST Education Abroad Programs in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, and Tunisia. Awards will be made only to students who submit a completed scholarship application and a complete program application by the published deadlines (see website). Scholarship applications from all qualified students will be considered. However, preference will be given to applicants who fulfill one or more of the following criteria: -First-generation college students and/or members of groups that historically have been underrepresented on study abroad programs -Demonstrated serious financial need -Demonstrated academic excellence -Currently enrolled at a college or university that is either a member of the AMIDEAST Academic Consortium or an AMIDEAST Affiliate. Please note, the above criteria are NOT requirements for a scholarship applicant. Students from all institutions and backgrounds are eligible for AMIDEAST Scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded for one semester or one summer term only. Participants in multiple AMIDEAST programs must re-apply for future scholarships after the initial program award. For summer programs, awards are determined based on the number of sessions a student is participating on. AMIDEAST reserves the right to adjust scholarship awards should a student change their program participation.

World Endeavors Filipino-American Study Abroad Scholarship

World Endeavors is proud to offer scholarships to Filipino-American students applying for a semester study abroad program at the University of the Philippines – Diliman.

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