STA Travel and the Fund for Education Abroad Launch "Start the Adventure" Scholarship

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STA Travel and the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) launch a new scholarship collaboration funding summer semester scholars

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As explorers ourselves, the Start the Adventure Scholarship is the culmination of an effort to make global travel more accessible for student explorers.

STA Travel, the world’s leading student and youth travel agency, has partnered with the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA), to create a new dedicated scholarship opportunity for two FEA applicants studying abroad during the summer semester.

Each FEA Scholar will receive $2,500 towards their study abroad experience to help cover the costs of a life-changing time abroad. Additionally, STA Travel will match each scholarship with a capacity-building grant of the same value for the scholar’s associated study abroad department, to support funding for an additional student’s study abroad program in the same year.

STA Travel’s Senior Vice President in the US, Adam Cooper, said: “It’s an honor for all of us at STA Travel to be working with the Fund for Education Abroad. As explorers ourselves, the Start the Adventure Scholarship is the culmination of an effort to make global travel more accessible for student explorers. This has been a core value of STA Travel since the very beginning our story, and it will continue to be for future generations.”

Since 2010, the Fund for Education Abroad has awarded nearly 120 deserving scholars from demographic groups largely underrepresented in study abroad, including first-generation college students, minorities, community college students, and veterans. “An international education is invaluable, not only to the future of the individual, but also to the future of the collective, as a nation and world,” said FEA Executive Director, Jennifer Calvert. “FEA is proud to partner with STA Travel to ensure that Americans studying abroad are reflective of the rich diversity of the US student population.”

Like FEA, STA Travel is dedicated to providing life-changing travel for students. Since 1979, STA Travel has become the world’s largest student and youth travel company, sending over two million travelers abroad each year. In partnership with STA Travel, FEA will be able to continue the important work of tapping curiosity and potential, expanding world views, and investing in people-to-people ties that make study abroad a life-changing part of a student’s experience.

The 2017-2018 application cycle will open November 16, 2016, and students interested in applying for the Start the Adventure Scholarship can do so here: http://fundforeducationabroad.org/applicants/.

About STA Travel
STA Travel is the world's leading student and youth travel agency, successfully enabling young adults to explore the world since 1979 by creating experiences filled with adventure, discovery and personal growth. STA Travel offers a unique range of products with exclusive discounts on airfare, accommodations, tours, rail passes and more. STA Travel has more than 2,000 people in over 200 stores in 11 countries, and sends more than 2.5 million passengers away each year on life-changing adventures.

About the Fund for Education Abroad
The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to increase the opportunities for dedicated US students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of grants and scholarships. FEA’s goals include assisting committed students in the acquisition of critical foreign language skills and cultivating US students’ world awareness and appreciation of cultural differences through academic and experiential opportunities. Scholarships are awarded with a preference for under-represented students in study abroad programs, including minorities, first-generation college students, community college students and those choosing to study in non-traditional countries.

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