Diversity Abroad Scholarships
Website: Diversity Abroad
Founded in 2006 Diversity Abroad reaches high school, community college, university and graduate students for international education and other global exchange opportunities. Specifically, Diversity Abroad is the leading global education organization that works to diversify international student mobility through direct outreach and professional development. GlobaLinks Learning Abroad is always searching for ways to increase study abroad opportunities for non-traditional, racially diverse, economically disadvantaged and first-generation students so they might also benefit from the powerful effects of international education. “At a time when international competency is more important than ever, underserved students, many times because of financial constraints, have not had equal access to international education opportunities,” said Andrew Gordon, Diversity Abroad president. “Scholarship opportunities like the Diversity Abroad/GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Scholarship open doors for underserved students to take advantage of the benefits afforded through study abroad, which ultimately prepares them to be globally competitive.” This partnership with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad and Diversity Abroad deepens the Foundation’s impact and is an example of what organizations can accomplish when they provide financial, through this scholarship, and outreach support toward the common goal of increasing the participation of these students in international education.
Diversity Abroad, in cooperation with the AIFS Foundation, will offer $500 scholarships for fall and spring semester. Five scholarships are available for each semester. Economically disadvantaged students, first-generation, students with disabilities and ethnic and racially diverse students are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants must be full-time undergraduates at a university or community college based in the Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom or the United States. Economically disadvantaged students, African-American/Black, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, Multiracial/ethnic or Indigenous/Native-American, students with disabilities and first generation college undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Applicants must be full-time undergraduates at a university or community college based in the United States. Students must participate in a study abroad program offered by a DiversityAbroad.com partner organization.
- Economically disadvantaged students, African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic/Latino, Multiracial/ethnic or Native-American undergraduate students as well as student who study in non traditional locations (Outside western Europe & Australia ) are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Have a minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA at an accredited U.S. university or college
- Be accepted to a study abroad, intern abroad, language immersion abroad or volunteer abroad program offered through a DiversityAbroad.com Partner Organization
- Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
- Must be willing to share their experiences abroad with the DiversityAbroad.com community via blogs, picture and videos (at least twice a week), participation in DiversityAbroad.com travel abroad forum and do a study abroad testimonial at the end of their time abroad
- US Citizen
- Permanent Resident