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Rainbow Scholarship Fund for Education Abroad

This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or intersex (LGBTQI) student who aims to participate in a high-quality, rigorous education abroad program. Applicants must meet general FEA scholarship eligibility requirements & preferences. Students interested in being considered for this annual scholarship should indicate this through their application forms.

This scholarship is made possible by the generous support of a group of international education professionals who are committed to advocating on behalf of LGBTQI students. These professionals counsel international and study abroad LGBTQI students and support their LGBTQI colleagues in the field. Many of these educators have come together through groups created with the support of NAFSA and the Forum for Education Abroad.


Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
Must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S.
Must be applying for a study abroad program eligible for credit at the student’s educational institution
Must plan to study abroad for a minimum of 4 weeks (minimum of 30 days) in country
Is committed to supporting education abroad in his/her campus community through work with the FEA and his/her campus education abroad staff upon return


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Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: At any level

Graduate: None

Award Type:
Study / Research Abroad

Award Period:
Academic Year (Undergraduate)
Summer (Undergraduate)

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Open to all fields

Additional Qualifications:
U.S. Citizen or permanent resident

Last Updated:
July 23, 2018

Last Updated: 9/12/17