IEFA Study Abroad Scholarship Site Review
International Education Financial Aid (IEFA) is owned and operated by Envisage International Corporation, an online international education and cultural exchange marketing company, which also owns InternationalStudent.com. The IEFA search engine is specifically designed for students who want to pursue their education overseas. In addition to providing scholarships, this site also hosts a Student Blog, a Message Board pertaining to studying abroad, and links to additional resources.
To either Browse or do a Quick Search, click on the “Scholarships” tab at the top of the page and enter your area of study, the country you plan to study in, and what country you’re from (if you wish to do a Quick Search) or scholarship name (if you’d like to conduct a search by scholarship). The results are listed below the SEARCH button. The Browse option had 51 scholarships. Each scholarship name is a link that provides you with detailed information on the scholarship (you can also click on the blue “i” button in the fourth column to the far right of the scholarship name). However, in order to obtain the contact information needed to actually apply for the scholarship, you will need to register for an account and log in.
The registered search brought up 1006 scholarship listings, including many of those we saw (without the contact information) before registering. The individual listings detail the scholarship information and provide a link to the sponsoring organization’s website.
International Education Financial Aid seems to adequately fill a niche where few other sites venture. As well as scholarship information, other information for students yearning to study abroad is found on this site. Check out their blog—it looks particularly promising.
We give IEFA 3.5 out of 5: