Generation Study Abroad Scholarships
Spring Semester and Winter & Spring Quarter Programs
London & Dublin
The Generation Study Abroad Scholarships for FIE Spring Semester and Winter & Spring Quarter Programs is a unique way to enrich your study abroad program with FIE, not only monetarily, but also by providing you with a platform to have a voice and active involvement in social values shared by your university and FIE. Students have the choice between three application routes, each offering a scholarship worth $3000 as well as various additional benefits.
The three application routes have been chosen to complement FIE’s core values
. Please note: students are assigned a task on arrival which, in some circumstances, may differ from those described below.
Route 1 – Diversity and Inclusivity: Challenges Faced by Underrepresented Groups
Application requirements: submission of a cover letter, a recommendation from a professor or academic advisor and a 750 - 1000 word essay examining the challenges and opportunities that could be faced by students from one particular under-represented group. Outline how the study abroad community can better support these students. FIE will accept the academic recommendation used for the FIE program application.
This route will appeal to students with a genuine interest for, or experience with, one or more diverse groups including but not limited to: race, ethnicity, nationality, socio-economic status, linguistic background, gender, gender identity, age, religion, sexual orientation, veterans and ability/disability.
During semester: The student will be tasked with selecting one under-represented minority group within the student community and putting together a resource guide to meet the needs of someone from this group arriving in Dublin or London for the first time. The student will be given the full support of FIE’s Diversity and Inclusivity Team to create this guide which can be used by future students and help raise awareness about the under-represented group.
Route 2 – Environmental Responsibility
Application requirements: submission of a cover letter, a recommendation from a professor or academic advisor and a 750 - 1000 word essay proposal titled ‘How one student can make a difference’. For example, students may wish to discuss environmental and/or sustainability projects/schemes in which they have been involved at home and on their university campus. FIE will accept the academic recommendation used for the FIE program application.
This route will be attractive to those students who are environmentally aware and active in their day-to-day lives.
During semester: Students will be given the full support of FIE’s Sustainability Action Group (StAG) to implement an environmental initiative.
Route 3 – Charity and Community
Application requirements: submission of a cover letter, a recommendation from a professor or academic advisor and a 750 - 1000 word essay proposal exploring either a student fund-raising or a consciousness-raising initiative to benefit the local community or one of FIE’s designated charities (Marol Academy, Love Orphanage, Cancer UK, Time to Change, etc). FIE will accept the academic recommendation used for the FIE program application.
This route will be attractive to those students who would like to be involved in organizing a fund-raiser during their time at FIE, or a consciousness-raising campaign to benefit the wider community.
During semester: Students will be given the full support of FIE’s Charity and Community Committee (C&CC) to promote and organise a fundraising event which is not only fun for FIE students but also raises awareness for the selected cause.
Your Study Abroad Experience as Student Leader
All recipients of the scholarship will be FIE Student Leaders during their semester. At the start of the semester you will meet with FIE staff who will act as mentors during the semester to help set your goals. Your project(s) may be something you do independently or as a team with other scholarship recipients during your semester.
Previous projects Student Leaders have undertaken include:
- Acting as an ambassador for the student inter-residential carbon reduction competition (Student Switch Off Scheme)
- Facilitating a ‘Jumble Sale’ whereby the previous semester’s students unwanted goods are collected, stored and re-sold to current semester’s students with all profit going to charity
- Designing and producing FIE branded eco-postcards, to sell to students for charity
- Producing short videos for FIE’s website
- Writing blogs
- Compiling a Sustainability Guide for future scholarship students
The role of Student Leader is one that is designed to complement and enrich your study abroad experience. FIE understands the importance of a work/life balance and will work with you to ensure your project(s) is/are achievable with this in mind.
A Typical Scholarship Semester
Welcome ‘working’ lunch
– Your FIE mentors will take you to lunch at the start of the term so that we can all get to know one another. We will discuss your applications individually and set realistic, achievable goals for your semester.
Throughout the semester
– We will have meetings with you to chart your progress in achieving your goals. We may invite you to guest at one of FIE’s working committees (e.g. StAG: Sustainability Action Group; D & I Diversity and Inclusivity Group or MAC the Marol Academy Committee).
End of semester dinner and final review
– This is the final review of your goals and experience. You will be expected to write a brief summary of your tenure as Student Leader for future FIE scholarship recipients.
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