Son Phan '21 (in yellow T-shirt)

St. Paul, Minn. – Son Phan ’21, of Wailuku, Hawaii, has received a Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Scholarship to study in Osaka, Japan this spring. The FEA granted 41 scholarships nationally totaling $200,000 for spring 2020 study abroad. Fifty-one percent of the recipients are first-generation students. A total of 466 scholars have benefited from over $1.8 million in scholarships since FEA’s inception in 2010.

The spring 2020 FEA scholarship winners were selected from a pool of over 1,800 applicants representing approximately 470 colleges and universities across the country. A team of 110 volunteer reviewers read and reviewed each application.

The Fund for Education Abroad offers multiple scholarships under their umbrella. Students are able to submit a single application and be considered for any number of different specific named scholarships.

Phan received a scholarship that was specifically designed for a student participating in the CET program in Japan. It’s a Japanese language-intensive program where students focus on language acquisition while living with local roommates and engaging in a variety of cultural and educational activities. Students in the program take a language-pledge to commit to speaking only Japanese.

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) invests in promising students with financial need who wish to study abroad. Potential applicants who meet the eligibility requirements may participate on any international education program that meets their academic objectives. Scholarships range from $1,250-$10,000 and can be applied for programs that run for at least 28 days.

Phan is double majoring in Economics and Mathematics (Applied & Stats), and he’s minoring in Japanese. He is a First-Generation student and wants to research urban planning as a statistician.

CET Academic Programs is a study abroad organization that has been developing and delivering innovative educational programs abroad since 1982. CET began operations in Beijing, later expanding to other locations around the world. Today, CET offers a varied portfolio of semester, summer, and short-term customized programs around the world for college, high school, pre-college, and gap year students.

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December 11 2019

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