The Flywire Charitable Foundation aims to improve equality, access and affordability for underrepresented individuals and communities.
For the 2023 academic year, sixteen total scholarships of $5,000 USD each will be awarded across the following themes:
The Social Justice Scholarship honors students who are passionate about addressing systemic inequalities and promoting social justice. As social justice issues, including but not limited to: policing, anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, religious persecution, sexism, racism and sexual violence continue to dominate the world news, the need for significant social justice reform has only increased. These scholarships will be awarded to tomorrow’s leaders who are committed to eradicating racism, violence, systemic biases and other acts of intolerance.
The Global Health Scholarship recognizes students who are committed to promoting health and wellbeing on a global scale. It aims to support those who are dedicated to addressing health disparities and improving access to healthcare in underprivileged communities. Recipients of this scholarship are expected to use their education and skills to advance the cause of global health and promote healthcare equity. They may also be expected to engage in research and advocacy to address global health challenges and develop innovative solutions to improve health outcomes around the world.
The Global Citizenship Scholarship recognizes students who are committed to promoting global citizenship and cultural understanding around the world. As global conflicts have escalated across the world stage, it’s important now more than ever to elevate humanity when addressing challenges across social, political, and economic issues. Scholarships in this category will be awarded to students who work to break down cultural barriers and promote mutual respect and understanding among people from diverse backgrounds in their communities and the world.
The Environmental Sustainability scholarship recognizes students who work to protect the environment and pioneer sustainability initiatives. The most critical resource that we have is a healthy planet, yet the ongoing threats to environmental health continue to endanger our livelihood. Scholarships in this category will be awarded to students who are actively working to reduce the environmental impact of human-made activities and preserving Earth’s natural resources all future generations.
PLEASE NOTE: The 2023 eligibility criteria has changed from previous years. Please review the below information carefully to determine if you are eligible to apply for the 2023 application cycle.
- Our scholarship program is available exclusively to undergraduate students.
- Applicants can hold citizenship from any country but must be attending an institution located in one of the countries listed on our FAQ page.
- Applicants must be enrolled for the 2023 Fall term. Funds cannot be deferred for future terms.
- Open to all majors.
- Each student can only apply to one of the four scholarship categories.
- Applications open on Monday, May 1st, 2023 at 9:00 AM UTC.
- Applications MUST be submitted by Friday, June 2nd, 2023 at 11:59 PM UTC. Please note that any applications submitted after this point will not be accepted or reviewed.
- Winners will be notified via the email provided by Friday, July 21st.
- Scholarship funds will be distributed directly to your institution shortly thereafter.
How to Apply
All eligible applicants must complete the application form. All applications should be submitted in English.
Written responses to the following questions are required within the application form:
- Tell us about yourself: what are you studying and at what school?
- What hurdles have you had to overcome to pursue your studies?
- What do you hope to achieve with your education and how does it relate to the theme of the scholarship you have selected?
A select committee of Flywire Charitable Foundation members and diverse 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.
The applicant provides a clear overview of their personality, interests and values and shows evidence of determination and resilience when faced with obstacles.
The applicant describes their personal, academic and/or career goals and indicates how their educational pursuits are helping them achieve stated goals.
Terms: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.
Congratulations to all of our past winners!
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