Flywire Charitable Foundation

Academic Scholarships

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

Apply for our Scholarships

Global health and medicine

Two scholarships of $4,500 USD each

The devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic reveals an urgent need to accelerate the world’s focus on improving public health. These scholarships aim to help train the next generation of highly-skilled health and medical experts.

These scholarships are available for students studying global health and medicine.

Social justice

Two scholarships of $4,500 USD each

Continued racism against Black individuals and communities in the United States and around the world underscores the need for significant social justice reform. These scholarships aim to support tomorrow’s leaders who will commit to eradicating racism, violence and other acts of intolerance against minorities.

These scholarships are available for students studying social justice.

What we need to know

Please answer the following questions:

1. Tell us about yourself: what are you studying and at what university?

2. What hurdles have you had to overcome to pursue your studies?

3. What do you hope to achieve with your education?


  • Scholarships are available for all students - undergraduate and graduate - in any country across the globe.
  • Matriculating students are welcome to apply. If you have not yet declared a major, or have a major not directly related to global health/medicine or social justice, please explain in your application how your studies will relate to either of these topics
  • Please send your submission responding to our questions in a 1-3 minute video (formats: mp4 or mov), or a one-page typed essay (format: pdf). English language preferred.
  • The deadline for application is July 31, 2020 at 12:00AM ET for the upcoming academic year
  • Each student can only apply for one of the four scholarships
  • Scholarship funds will be distributed directly to your institution
  • Your applications will be carefully reviewed by the Flywire Charitable Foundation employee committee

How to apply

To apply, please send an email to [email protected] with the following information:

  • Full name
  • Email (that you use at your Institution)
  • Name of your Institution
  • Home Country
  • Major/Field of study
  • Anticipated Graduation Date
  • Which scholarship you are applying to
  • Link or attachment of video or essay file

Use of Voice, image and likeness. By submitting my application for a scholarship, I give Flywire permission to use any and all of my voice, image and likeness, with or without using my name, in connection with the scholarship program, for the purposes of advertising and promoting such scholarship program and/or Flywire, and/or for other purposes deemed appropriate by Flywire in its reasonable discretion, except to the extent expressly prohibited by law.

Additional questions? Don’t hesitate to email us at [email protected]