Scholarships and Grants

Over 50% of our students receive financial support from AIFS in the form of scholarships or grants.

Boren Scholarship Match

AIFS will award an additional $500 to each student who receives a Boren Scholarship and uses it toward an AIFS semester or academic year catalog program, or $250 toward a summer catalog program.

Semester: $500
Summer: $250


Gilman Scholarship Match $500/$250 Grants

AIFS will award an additional $500 to each student who receives a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship and uses it toward an AIFS semester or academic year catalog program, or $250 toward a summer catalog program.


U.S. Veterans Grant

For students eligible to receive GI Bill education benefits, AIFS will provide a $500 grant for semester programs and $250 for summer or January-Term programs.


Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Scholarship Match

AIFS will award an additional $500 to each student who receives a Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship and uses it toward an AIFS semester or academic year catalog program.

Did you know? AIFS is a Supporting Access Partner of FEA.

  • This means that in each academic year, since 2017, AIFS contributes a specific amount of funds to support both scholarship applicants on AIFS programs, and the daily operations of the organization itself.

  • Together we aim to increase the accessibility of AIFS Abroad study, internship, and customized faculty-led programs for underrepresented participants. We work together on marketing, outreach, and support for applicants and scholars.

Who is FEA?

  • The Fund for Education Abroad or FEA was established in 2010 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization to address the need for an independent scholarship provider to enable more American college participants to study abroad. Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.

  • Since 2010, FEA has awarded over $2.1 million in scholarships to 614 undergraduates, helping participants from all over the United States follow their dreams of studying abroad.

  • FEA remains the only national non-profit study abroad scholarship provider funded exclusively with philanthropic support, and the only independent organization dedicated to providing scholarships to participants who are least likely to study abroad.

  • You can read more on their website at: https://fundforeducationabroad.org/