SAIIE Student Athlete Scholarship

It is the goal of the Spanish-American Institute of International Education (SAIIE) Student Athlete Scholarship to make studying abroad and participating on the SAIIE sports programs more financially attainable for student athletes from Division II (D2) and Division I (D1).

SAIIE is now offering, during spring and fall terms, Sports scholarships available to all students participating in any of the SAIIE Sports programs, which is taken away from the overall program cost (not the sports fees).  Each scholarship is worth up to $1650. During the Summer session the scholarships is worth up to $300.

To apply to the SAIIE Student Athlete Scholarship students must download and complete the following forms:

SAIIE Student Athlete Scholarship Form
SAIIE Student Athlete Scholarship Essay
SAIIE Student Athlete Scholarship Recommendation Form

SAIIE Student Athlete Scholarship Recommendation Letter

Please return these forms, the recommendation letter, and the essay signed and completed to the SAIIE Resident Director, Mr. Stuart Chipres, by scanning and emailing them to  or by sending them via mail:

Spanish-American Institute of International Education
Cuesta del Rosario 8, casa 1, 3a planta
41004 Seville, Spain

Eligible students must:

  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Be a full-time degree-seeking student in the semester preceding and following the education abroad experience.
  • Be participating on the SAIIE education abroad program and a SAIIE athletic program
  • Be an active, competitive student athlete at their home university in the chosen sport.
  • College or University Team must be part of the NCAA Division II (D2) or Division I (D1)
  • Write a blog through the program (Twice a week)
  • Post daily from Mo-Fri on our social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter).
  • Post videos twice a week on our YouToube account.
  • Have completed and submitted all scholarship forms above.

Applications must be received by the following dates:

  • Spring: October 15th
  • Fall: April 15h
  • Summer: April 15th

How many scholarships are available?
A limited number of scholarships are available; the total number of scholarships awarded each term depends on the quality and quantity of applications.

Scholarship Process
Candidates who are eligible will have their scholarship application and essay assessed by our board of directors. Successful applicants will be notified via e-mail approximately 2-4 weeks after the SAIIE Student Athlete Scholarship application submission deadline.