Amideast Education Abroad Virtual Learning and Cultural Exchange Scholarships are available to students in the Virtual Learning and Cultural Exchange Program and are awarded in the form of a tuition reduction, a one-time bank transfer, equal on-site monthly cash payments, or any combination of the three options. They range as follows:
- $500 to $5,000 for virtual programs
In exceptional circumstances, higher awards may be given.
ELIGIBILITY & APPLICATION
Funding is available only to citizens and permanent residents of the United States who are participating in an Amideast Education Abroad Program. Students must submit a completed scholarship application and a complete program application for the Virtual Learning and Cultural Exchange Program by the published deadlines.
Students enrolling in the Virtual Learning and Culture Exchange semester program, 11-credit, and 6-credit options are eligible for virtual learning and cultural exchange scholarships only if they are currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution.
Need-based, virtual learning and cultural exchange scholarships are determined on the basis of demonstration of financial need, with higher award amounts prioritized for students taking more credits.
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 including LGBTQIA+ individuals
- Demonstrated 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. Students are encouraged to use the essay portion of the application to explain in detail their eligibility and financial need. Amideast reserves the right to adjust scholarship awards should a student change their program participation.
To be considered for a Virtual Learning and Cultural Exchange Scholarship, please submit:
- Scholarship Application Questionnaire
- Financial Aid Advisor Recommendation - You will need to send a request to a financial aid advisor at your institution to complete this form on your behalf.
DEADLINES FOR APPLICATION
Fall/Academic Year Programs: April 15
Spring Programs: October 15
Final Product: Each recipient of an Amideast Virtual Learning and Cultural Exchange Scholarship is required to submit a written, photo essay, or a creative product submission reflecting on their virtual study experience prior to the program end date. Visit our blog for examples.
Receipt of a scholarship from Amideast may result in changes or reductions to the financial aid you receive from your home institution. We therefore strongly urge you to consult with your financial aid office prior to applying for an Amideast Education Abroad Scholarship to determine whether you might be affected by such a reduction or change. If you are awarded an Amideast Education Abroad Scholarship, we will inform the study abroad office at your home college or university; you are responsible for reporting any award to your financial aid office.