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SFS Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships & Grants Available for 2018 SFS Programs

Dear Partners,

As you know, study abroad would not be possible for many students without financial assistance. Students attending an SFS program are often able to transfer aid from their home institutions, but we wanted to remind you that SFS also offers a variety of need-based aid options that include scholarships, grants, and loans. SFS aid is designed to bridge the gap in what a student can afford and the total cost of an SFS program. SFS awards more than $450,000 in need-based financial aid each year with roughly one third of SFS students receiving some type of aid from SFS. Visit the FINANCIAL AID page on our website for more information.

Beyond SFS Aid: We would also like to highlight some external scholarships that are particularly well-suited for SFS students. Visit their websites for more details, eligibility requirements, and deadlines.

  • THE FUND FOR EDUCATION ABROAD provides grants and scholarships for students participating in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs. FEA is an especially good opportunity for SFS students because of its focus on non-traditional destinations and underrepresented groups, including STEM majors. Application opened November 15 for all programs in Summer 2018 and the 2018-2019 academic year.

  • THE GILMAN SCHOLARSHIP offers grants targeted toward students who have been traditionally underrepresented in education abroad and who already receive federal Pell Grants. The Gilman could be a particularly good fit for SFS students because it is designed for students who choose non-traditional study abroad locations, as well as students in underrepresented fields such as the sciences and engineering.

  • THE GARDEN CLUB OF AMERICA offers 28 merit-based scholarships in 12 areas: medicinal and tropical botany, native bird habitat, conservation and ecological restoration, desert studies, landscape architecture, urban forestry, garden history and design, coastal wetlands, and pollinator research.

  • FREEMAN-ASIA supports U.S. students with demonstrated financial need and limited prior experience in East and Southeast Asia. Students accepted to an SFS program in Cambodia may be eligible for this award. 

Thank you for working with The School for Field Studies on behalf of your students. We appreciate your efforts, and we hope your students will continue to benefit from participation in SFS programs. 

The SFS Team

The Bulletin Board is for informational purposes only. The Anthropology Department does not explicitly endorse any of the particular events or opportunities listed here.