Flywire Academic Scholarships


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For the 2021 academic year, seven total scholarships of $5,000 USD each will be awarded across the following themes:

Social justice. As social justice issues such as policing, anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, religious persecution, sexism, racism and sexual violence, have continued to dominate the world news this year, the need for significant social justice reform has only increased. These scholarships aim to support tomorrow’s leaders who will work towards eradicating racism, violence, systemic biases and other acts of intolerance.

Global health. As individuals and communities around the world continue to overcome the challenges of a global pandemic, it’s clear that there is a strong need for innovative approaches to improve global health. These scholarships will be awarded to students who are committed to enhancing health outcomes and quality of life for individuals all over the world.

Global citizenship. From climate change and sustainability, to income inequality, this year has uncovered the importance of elevating humanity when addressing challenges across social, political, environmental and economic issues. Scholarships in this category will be awarded to students who embody their own definition of being a global citizen with the purpose of making a positive impact on their community and the world.

Who May Apply

  • The scholarships are open to graduate and undergraduate students worldwide. (International students are eligible!)
  • Matriculating and currently enrolled students are welcome to apply.
  • Open to all majors.
  • Each student can only apply to one of the three scholarships.
  • Applicants cannot be or related to existing or former Flywire employees, officers and companies that Flywire conducts business with. Flywire reserves the right to review the situations and the ultimate decisions.

Special Note

This scholarship may be used for undergraduate or graduate study.

Award Description and Duration

Seven awards of $5000 each, non-renewable. These awards apply to one academic year only. Awarded funds are dispersed directly to the student’s college.

Application Requirements and Deadline

  • Applications MUST be submitted by Monday, June 21st, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET (3:59 PM GMT). Please note that any applications submitted after this point will not be accepted or reviewed.
  • Online application plus submission of essay or video.
  • Full details at the scholarship website.


Winners will be notified via the email provided by Tuesday, July 27th, 2021.