Athena to Award $50,000 in Scholarships

“Access Study Abroad” Scholarships to Assist Under-Represented Student Populations in Study Abroad

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In 2015, Athena Study Abroad’s 10th Anniversary Year kicked off with exciting news. We announced that we are awarding $50,000 in Athena “Access Study Abroad Scholarships” – funds aimed to assist under-represented populations of study abroad students in accessing the opportunity of study abroad.

One of Athena’s overarching goals as an organization, as well as a large part of our pledge for #GenerationStudyAbroad, is to assist under-represented populations of students to seize the opportunity of study abroad.  What we have found is that ‘under-represented’ means very different things at different schools – the list can include African Americans, males, athletes, Latinos, LGBT, first-generation students, or even STEM students (to name a few).  We decided not to define “under-represented” for you, but to instead have you define it for us!


  • Athena is offering up to 50 scholarships to our programs, each in the amount of $1,000, to be distributed by advisors to the group they identify as the most ‘under-represented’ in study abroad at their institution.
  • Up to two (2) Athena Access Study Abroad Scholarships may be awarded per institution.
  • Scholarships will be awarded to institutions on a rolling basis.

Schools interested in receiving Athena Access Scholarships for their students should click below to submit your application, identifying which under-represented group would best benefit from these scholarships on your campus and why.

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