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IES Abroad awards over $2 million in study abroad scholarships in 2009-2010

2010-02-13
by iesabroad

More than $1.2 Million in Scholarships & Aid Awarded for Spring 2010

In support of our goal to help as many students as possible study abroad, IES Abroad offered 862 awards to our Spring 2010 students, for a total of $1,202,650.

This brings the total amount of scholarship and aid money awarded during the 2009-10 academic year to $2,040,031more than any other U.S.-based third party study abroad provider.

Merit-Based Scholarships
This semester we received 481 Merit-Based Scholarship applications. Of those applications, 49 awards were given totaling more than $74,650. The most popular scholarship categories included International Relations, Cross-Cultural & Comparative Studies, and Leadership & Community Involvement.

Diversity-Related Scholarships & Aid
We were pleased to award more than $18,500 in diversity-related scholarships this semester. Nine students received Merit-Based Diversity Scholarships, and one student received the new David Porter Diversity Scholarship. Additionally, 13 students were awarded HBCU Scholarships for a total of $26,000.

Need-Based Aid
and Public University Grants
More than $1,071,500 was awarded in need-based aid and public university grants to a total of 774 recipients.

Legacy Scholarships
IES Abroad offers Legacy Scholarships to any student whose parent, legal guardian, grandparent, or sibling attended a past IES Abroad program. Sixteen IES Abroad Legacy Scholarships totaling $12,000 were awarded for the Spring 2010 semester.

Apply Now for Fall 2010
The Fall 2010 application deadline for Scholarships & Financial Aid is May 3, 2010. Apply online for merit-based scholarships or use the IES Abroad Scholarship Search to find opportunities that are right for you. For additional funding options, check out this HUGE list of additional funding resources.

https://www.iesabroad.org/IES/About_IES/IES_News/Articles/newsArticle0122.html

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