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IIE Launches Emergency Student Fund for U.S.-based Students from Nepal

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Application Deadline: May 15, 2015 | Learn More and Nominate | ESF@iie.org

IIE’s Emergency Student Fund (ESF) is issuing a call for nominations from U.S. colleges and universities who have Nepali students on campus with urgent financial need due to the devastating earthquake in Nepal. 

IIE’s Nepal-ESF will provide emergency grants of up to $2,000 each to Nepali students nominated by their U.S. host colleges and universities who are unable to continue or complete their degree program in the U.S. due to serious financial difficulties precipitated by the natural disaster in their home country.  

Accredited U. S. campuses are invited to nominate up to 5 percent or 3 (whichever is greater) of the Nepali students at their institutions for whom help is needed to complete their studies in the United States. International Student Advisers or other campus officials should complete the Nepal-ESF nomination form and e-mail it to ESF@iie.org by May 15, 2015, 5:00pm EDT. Awards will be announced by May 29th. Applications directly from students will NOT be accepted. U.S. host campuses nominating students for Nepal-ESF awards are expected to provide some emergency assistance to the nominated students, through tuition waivers, full or partial scholarships, housing, stipends, loans, work study, or other forms of support.

IIE’s Emergency Student Fund provides grants to post-secondary students matriculated at accredited educational institutions outside their home countries whose sources of support have been impacted by natural disaster or other crises. Since 2010, IIE’s ESF has provided over $1.5 million in emergency grants to over 450 students from Japan, Haiti, Libya, Thailand, the Philippines, Syria, and Iran whose home sources of financial support were impacted by crisis or natural disaster.

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