Rainbow Scholarship

Rainbow Scholarship


The Rainbow Scholarship awards deserving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) students who aim to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs. To be considered for the Rainbow Scholarship, applicants must self-identify on the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) scholarship application.

2020-2021 Application Cycle

Funding Amounts: Awards up to $10,000

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or DACA student
  • Currently enrolled as undergraduate at a U.S. university or college
  • Minimum of 4 weeks of study in country during Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021
  • Program must be eligible for credit

Apply Online: Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)

DONATE to the Rainbow Scholarship Fund!

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

On the donation form, be sure to select “Rainbow Scholarship Fund” in the Program Designation section.