The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) just announced their 2015-2016 scholarship winners. Due to the generous support and donations received throughout the year from those committed to the value of study abroad, FEA was able to fund thirty six scholarships of up to $10,000 to undergraduates from across the United States to study abroad.
Notable highlights from the FEA press release include:
- The 2015-2016 scholarship winners were selected from a pool of almost 1650 applicants representing approximately 525 US colleges and universities.
- A team of 110 reviewers individually read and reviewed each application.
- Of this year’s recipients, 72% are first-generation college students, 75% are of minority background, 53% attend minority-serving institutions or community colleges, 58% will study in non-traditional destinations, and 92% are studying the host country language.
If you would like to learn more about FEA and how you can support their efforts and help future students incorportate a study abroad experience into their higher education programs of study you can do so via the FEA website.
Disclaimer: I am a member of the FEA Board of Directors and am proud of the work that they do so I am more than happy to promote the 2015-2016 scholarship winners.