EACH YEAR, WE AWARD MORE THAN $1 MILLION TO HELP STUDENTS LIKE YOU STUDY ABROAD!
APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP AND MAKE YOUR JOURNEY A REALITY

One in three IFSA applicants receives funding through a scholarship or grant to help them study abroad. That’s how committed we are to putting this life-changing experience within reach for more students. With 14 different scholarships, there’s opportunity here for all.

WITH 14 DIFFERENT SCHOLARSHIPS, THERE’S ONE FOR YOU!

IFSA SCHOLARSHIPS

DESIGNED TO: Help more students overcome financial challenges to study abroad
AWARDS: $500 for summer programs, $1,500 for semester programs, $2,500 for full-year programs

These need-based scholarships take into account that your study abroad program might cost more than tuition at your home college or university.

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IFSA scholarship to study abroad
Application Deadlines Priority Deadline Final Deadline
Fall semester / Academic year March 1 April 1
Spring semester / Calendar year October 1 November 1
Summer March 1 April 1
Winter October 1 November 1
IFSA FIRST-GENERATION SCHOLARSHIP

DESIGNED TO: Give first-generation college students a chance to benefit from the life-changing experience of studying abroad

AWARDS: Up to $2,500

This achievement-based scholarship program offers first-generation college students significant financial, academic, and pre-professional support for study abroad on a winter, summer, semester, or year-long IFSA program.

Recipients receive up to $2,500 to help them cover the cost of airfare, visas and passports, and housing.

DEADLINES:

Summer/Fall & Academic Year: MARCH 1
Winter & Spring: OCTOBER 1

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IFSA DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

DESIGNED TO: Make study abroad accessible to students of high financial need and/or students from traditionally underrepresented groups, such as first-generation college students or minority students

AWARDS: Up to $1,250 for summer, $5,000 for semester, $10,000 for year-long programs

This need-based scholarship program, offered in collaboration with the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA), provides significant funding for minority and/or high financial need students seeking to experience study abroad. To apply, visit the FEA application website.

DEADLINES:

Summer/Fall & Academic Year: JANUARY 15
Spring: SEPTEMBER 15

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IFSA STATE SCHOOL GRANT

All state school students (regardless of in-state or out-of-state status) will automatically receive a $2,000 grant for any IFSA semester program. The grant will be applied to the overall tuition/housing costs during billing. There is no application process; state school (including community college) students automatically receive the discount. The IFSA State School Grant may not be combined with the IFSA Minority Serving Institution Grant.

IFSA MINORITY SERVING INSTITUTION GRANT

All minority serving institution (MSI) school students will automatically receive a $2,000 grant for any IFSA semester program. The grant will be applied to the overall tuition/housing costs during billing. There is no application process; students who attend a minority serving institution automatically receive the discount. The IFSA Minority Serving Institution Grant may not be combined with the IFSA State School Grant.

QUESTIONS? WE’RE HERE TO HELP!
Hannah Sutton
Assistant Director of Student Engagement
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IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
STUDENTS CURRENTLY STUDYING ABROAD:
Contact your IFSA resident staff or local authorities.
FAMILY MEMBERS OR ADVISORS OF STUDENTS ABROAD:
Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm EST:
Contact the IFSA Office at 800.858.0229 or 317.940.9336 Ask for a Health and Safety team member.
After hours, weekends, and holidays:
Contact the Butler University Police Department at 317.940.9999 The officer on duty will contact the appropriate IFSA personnel.