Rainbow Scholarship

Help Make Study Abroad a Reality for LGBTQIA+ Students!

NAFSA Rainbow Annual NAFSA Fundraising Campaign Sponsorships:

Rainbow Circle ($5000+)

  • Name and logo featured on FEA’s website
  • Silver Sponsorship of 2024 FEA Annual Gala
  • 20 beverage tickets at the NAFSA Rainbow SIG Reception
  • Acknowledgment in all materials and thank yous related to FEA through 2024
  • All Gold Donor Rewards

Gold ($3,500-$4,999)

  • Name and logo featured on all NAFSA Rainbow SIG promotional materials in 2024, including for NAFSA National and Regional events
  • Dedicated email to all Rainbow SIG subscribers
  • 10 beverage tickets at the NAFSA Rainbow Reception
  • All Silver Donor Rewards

Silver ($2,000-$3,499)

  • Dedicated sign at the NAFSA National Rainbow SIG Reception (if received by May 1)
  • Acknowledgment in all materials and thank yous related to NAFSA Rainbow SIG through 2024
  • All Bronze Donor Rewards

Bronze ($500-$1,999)

  • Name and logo featured as sponsor on Rainbow SIG landing page
  • Acknowledgement as a sponsor at the NAFSA Rainbow SIG Reception (if received by May 1)
  • All Friends of Rainbow SIG Donor Rewards

Friends of Rainbow SIG ($100-$499)

  • Name featured as sponsor on Rainbow SIG landing page

YOU CAN SPONSOR IN ONE OF TWO WAYS:
Rainbow Scholarship donation: Make your donation directly on the Rainbow Scholarship donation page, then complete this form with your donation confirmation.

Rainbow SIG sponsorship: Donate directly to the Rainbow SIG organization by entering your information and letting us know how much you would like to donate using this form and we will send you an invoice to complete the process.

Thank you for considering this opportunity to support LGBTQIA+ students and their dreams to study abroad in safe and healthy environments! 

If you would like to do additional outreach to raise funds for Rainbow SIG’s 30th anniversary or have any questions about sponsorships, please contact us. 

As a reminder: We must receive your donation by May 1, 2024 for your organization to be recognized as a sponsor at our 2024 NAFSA National Rainbow Reception. Donations received after May 1 will still receive all other benefits outlined.

General Donations to the FEA Rainbow Scholarship Fund

Each year the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) provides funding for LGBTQIA+ undergraduate students to study abroad and nearly half of all FEA scholarship applicants identify as LGBTQIA+.

The Rainbow SIG has partnered with FEA to create an endowment for the Rainbow Scholarship fund, which provides funding specifically for LGBTQIA+ students.

Recipients  of the Rainbow Scholarship are deserving LGBTQIA+ students who aim to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs. They are asked to give back to their home, host, and LGTBQIA+ communities. Many LGBTQIA+ students are financially independent from their families, making funding study abroad challenging. The FEA Rainbow Scholarship fund was created specifically to address that need.

Join us in supporting the FEA Rainbow Scholarship

Thank you for considering this opportunity to support LGBTQIA+ students and their dreams to study abroad in safe and healthy environments!

The FEA’s Rainbow Scholarship was founded in memory of Dave Burkhart, a man who never earned a college degree, but who greatly admired the courage of the earnest international students with whom his partner and a long-time Rainbow SIG Board Member, Bo Keppel, worked.

The Rainbow Scholarship is awarded to deserving applicants who self-identify within the community. All U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a U.S. institution of higher education and looking to study abroad are eligible to apply.

Apply Online: Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)