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FINANCIAL AID OPPORTUNITIES

The Honors College is committed to working with motivated students who require financial aid in order to participate in the full 6-credits of the Amazon Program, including travel and other expenses for the 4 weeks in the Peruvian Amazon. The Amazon Program faculty and participating students develop a diversified fundraising approach to help defray costs of the program, and also to raise funds for a project to benefit local communities in the Peruvian Amazon during the 4-week time period that the course spend there.

The faculty is actively seeking grants and scholarships from varied organizations. This includes funding in support of various ongoing projects related to cultural rvitalization, health, sanitation and hygiene, environmental conservation, and sustainability, and monitoring of wildlife and domestic animal diseases and environmental contaminants. The hope is to receive funding that will help defer costs for students who choose to work on projects related ot these themes.

Students are also encouraged to submit their own proposals for funding requests. The Amazon Program faculty can help students find potential funding sources that support service learning, international service, study abroad programs, and humanitarian and environmental research and development projects. Additional funding can come from miscellaneous conventional fundraising, such as canning, raffles, sales of T-shirts, , as well as through commercial sponsorships.

Latin American Caribbean Center Grants - Additional funding from the Latin American Caribbean Center may be applied for by FIU students. This center is located on the FIU campus, and students may request application forms upon signing up for the Amazon Program.

Office of Study Abroad - Students with demonstrated need may apply for grants of $300 to $500 from the Office of Education Abroad at FIU (OSA).

Other sources of funding for study abroad programs: The links below provide additional options for applying for financial aid/funding for study abroad and service activities. We encourage all students who sign up for the Amazon Program to visit these sites for additional options.

https://ugrad.fiu.edu/studyabroad/Pages/FinancialAid.aspx

http://www.studyabroadfunding.org/