IIE Creates Emergency Fund for Caribbean Students Affected by Recent Hurricanes

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US colleges and universities have a new avenue to help Caribbean students facing major financial difficulty due to the recent devastating hurricanes.

The Institute of International Education (IIE) has organized an emergency support program. US campuses may nominate up to five enrolled degree-seeking students who are citizens of Caribbean nations.

Applications must be submitted to IIE by an international adviser or similar university official by 5 p.m. ET on Monday, Oct. 30. Students may not apply directly.

Recipients will be notified by Nov. 15.

Students pursuing bachelor’s or master’s degrees are eligible for one-time awards of $6,000. Students pursuing associate degrees will receive $3,000.

US host institutions nominating students will be expected to provide some form of matching assistance such as housing, meal plans, on-campus employment, or tuition waivers.

Learn more about the program.

Admitted writer/editor Mary Stegmeir welcomes additional comments and story ideas at mstegmeir@nacacnet.org.

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