Eastern European Study Abroad - EESA Scholarships (spring 2023)

Deadline: October 15, 2022


Summer & Winter Schools Undergraduate Master Exchange Programs


  • Austria
  • Czech Republic
  • Hungary
  • Poland
  • Ukraine
  • Worldwide


EESA believes that studying abroad can be the most beneficial time of a student’s life; and we are committed to making it affordable for everyone. Students who have applied to study abroad with EESA are eligible to apply for one of the EESA scholarships.


EESA merit-based scholarship:       

  • Amount: up to $2,500                
  • Minimum GPA: 3.25
  • Scholarship Question: Briefly describe your academic and personal achievements, why you want to study abroad with EESA, and how it will influence your personal and professional growth.

EESA need-based scholarship:       

  • Amount: up to $2,500                
  • Minimum GPA: 2.50
  • Scholarship Question:  Evaluate your budget for studying abroad. Please provide specific amounts of how much education costs for you now, your anticipated financial aid award, any scholarships or other sources of financing you plan to use, your savings for study abroad and your total financial need. Describe why you want to study with EESA. Describe your goals and expectations and how completing a study abroad program will influence them.

EESA academic year scholarship:   

  • Amount: $1,000-$7,000             
  • Minimum GPA: 2.50
  • Scholarship Question:  Describe why you chose to study abroad for a full year versus a semester and how this experience will benefit you. Outline your achievement and goals and what led up to your decision to study abroad with EESA. Evaluate your study abroad budget, being as specific with numbers as possible: how much education costs for you now, your sources of financing, anticipated financial aid award etc.

EESA summer scholarship:   

  • Amount: $100-$600             
  • Minimum GPA: 2.50
  • Scholarship Question:  Describe why you chose to study abroad in the summer with EESA and what you plan to achieve while abroad. Evaluate your study abroad budget by providing specific numbers for your anticipated resources and expenses.

EESA Correspondent Grant:   

  • Amount: $100
  • Students may apply for the EESA Correspondent Grant to receive $100 in addition to any awarded EESA scholarship. Recipients will be required to maintain an online blog with EESA about their experience abroad and contribute to it at least once every two weeks.
  • EESA scholarships are limited and students are encouraged to apply for a scholarship as soon as they decide to study abroad with EESA. Scholarship funds will be applied towards EESA tuition and will be reflected on final EESA invoice.

EESA Scholarship Application Deadlines:

  • Fall Semester: March 1
  • Spring Semester: October 15
  • Summer: April 1

About Eastern European Study Abroad

EESA-Eastern European Study Abroad is a 501(c)(3) non-profit study abroad organization dedicated to providing meaningful, educational and fulfilling experiences in unique study abroad destinations.

We focus on affordability, academic excellence, cultural immersion and thorough student support during the preparation process, living abroad and upon return home

EESA offers semester, academic year, intensive language, summer, short term and volunteer study abroad programs. We have offices in Colorado, USA and in the host city Kharkiv, Ukraine. Many of our programs include a multi-country component. Semester students spend two weeks on an academic field trip to 7 cities in 5 countries.

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Description of Ideal Candidate

  • Students must be currently enrolled in a college or university and have their official transcript mailed to EESA.
  • To apply, students must meet a minimum GPA requirement and answer a scholarship question with an essay one to two pages long.
  • Scholarship applications can be submitted online.

There are two main groups of students who study abroad with EESA:

1. Russian language majors choose EESA’s intensive language program and receive 20 hrs+ of language classes per week. The program entails full cultural immersion, Russian-only speaking environment, learning activities and speaking clubs outside of classroom. Many students appreciate the opportunity to take Ukrainian language classes as well. All language courses are offered at any level from beginning to advanced.

2. Students from virtually any other fields of study may enroll in the EESA program and take courses in English. There is no foreign language prerequisite to study abroad with EESA! Classes taught in English can be combined with any number of Russian or Ukrainian language courses for those who wish to earn credits towards their major while learning/improving their language skills.

No matter what your background is, EESA has a perfect study abroad program for you! We work individually with every student on selecting the academic courses, finding financing opportunities and arranging for the most rewarding overall study abroad experience!


Deadline: October 15, 2022

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