Flywire Charitable Foundation

Academic Scholarships

The Flywire Charitable Foundation aims to improve equality, access and affordability for underrepresented individuals and communities.

Our Scholarships

For the 2021 academic year, seven total scholarships of $5,000 USD each will be awarded across the following themes:

Social justice

As social justice issues such as policing, anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, religious persecution, sexism, racism and sexual violence, have continued to dominate the world news this year, the need for significant social justice reform has only increased. These scholarships aim to support tomorrow’s leaders who will work towards eradicating racism, violence, systemic biases and other acts of intolerance.

Global health

As individuals and communities around the world continue to overcome the challenges of a global pandemic, it’s clear that there is a strong need for innovative approaches to improve global health. These scholarships will be awarded to students who are committed to enhancing health outcomes and quality of life for individuals all over the world.

Global citizenship

From climate change and sustainability, to income inequality, this year has uncovered the importance of elevating humanity when addressing challenges across social, political, environmental and economic issues. Scholarships in this category will be awarded to students who embody their own definition of being a global citizen with the purpose of making a positive impact on their community and the world.

Thank you for your submissions!
The 2021 winners have been notified via email.

We are pending confirmation of attendance before making an official announcement.


  • The scholarships are open to graduate and undergraduate students worldwide.
  • Matriculating and currently enrolled students are welcome to apply.
  • Open to all majors.
  • Each student can only apply to one of the three scholarships.
  • Applicants cannot be or related to existing or former Flywire employees, officers and companies that Flywire conducts business with. Flywire reserves the right to review the situations and the ultimate decisions.


Applications MUST be submitted by Monday, June 21st, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET (3:59 PM GMT). Please note that any applications submitted after this point will not be accepted or reviewed.

Winners will be notified via the email provided by Tuesday, July 27th.

Scholarship funds will be distributed directly to your institution shortly thereafter.

Selection Criteria

A select committee of Flywire Charitable Foundation members and global Flywire employees will review each application individually. The criteria used in the selection process are:

  • Adherence to Prompt: The applicant meets all requirements, clearly addresses the questions posed by Flywire, and demonstrates how their studies relate to the scholarship they have selected.
  • Persistence: The applicant provides a clear overview of their personality, interests and values and shows evidence of determination and resilience when faced with obstacles.
  • Leadership: The applicant describes their personal, academic and/or career goals and indicates how their educational pursuits are helping them achieve stated goals.

2020 Edition

Congratulations to the 2020 winners!

Global health and medicine

  • Ishita studying at Queen's University
  • Shekinah studying at University of Missouri-Columbia

Social justice

  • Mahi studying at The College of Wooster
  • Chloe studying at London School of Economics

Questions? Please don’t hesitate to email us at [email protected]