Five Scholarships to Help Pay for Study Abroad
If you’ve explored the idea of studying abroad, you may have been a bit alarmed by the high costs of education and travel. Thankfully there are lots of great organizations out there that want to help. This month we look at five scholarships with varying deadlines, designed to cover some of those costs so that you can enjoy a study abroad adventure this fall or in the future. 
Boren Scholarships provide funding to support U.S. undergraduate students participating in study abroad programs in world regions critical to U.S. interests in exchange for a commitment to seek work in the federal government. Eligible regions include Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Middle East. 
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program is a need-based scholarship awarded to students who receive Federal Pell Grant funding. This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and is designed to encourage students with limited financial means to study abroad.
The Study Abroad Scholarship aims to give a boost to students who need help paying for their international educational adventures. The $500 scholarship may be used for tuition, travel, books or room and board. The funds will be sent directly to the winner’s university or study abroad program.
The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) offers scholarships to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or DACA students currently enrolled as undergraduates in U.S. universities / colleges. FEA scholarships are designed for promising students with financial need who wish to study abroad. Awards of up to $10,000 are available per academic year .
If learning a foreign language is your goal, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) program may be the right path for you. The U.S. government lists specific languages they are encouraging students to learn while studying abroad, and the scholarships are applied to programs that focus on those languages. This year’s list of languages includes Azerbaijani, Bangla, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu, Arabic, Persian, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian. 
FAME is here to help all students on their journey toward higher education. We offer in-person help as well as online resources to help students plan, save and pay for college. 
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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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The surveys are in! Join us for February’s Wednesday Webinar when we’ll share tips from recent high school graduates and scholarship recipients on how to achieve scholarship success. Learn what strategies they used to get organized and what scholarship search tools they found most helpful. We’ll also talk about the most useful tips they have to pass along to students and scholarship advisors.
For additional helpful information and resources, find  previous issues of 5 on the 5th on our website.

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