#MeetTheNeed for IES Abroad Scholarships

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We need to raise $69,500 in scholarships for 54 students seeking to study abroad this Fall! Help us #MeetTheNeed with your gift by May 22!

Right now, we have 54 students with financial need seeking to study abroad this fall. These students together are in need of $69,500 in scholarship funding. We urgently need your help to send these students abroad. Time is running out -- we only have until May 22nd to raise the additional scholarship funds.

Without your support these students will most likely miss out on this opportunity to gain the international experience and perspective that is needed in today’s workforce. 

Make a Gift Today!

Your generous support will help close the gap and make it possible for these students to study abroad. But we only have until May 22nd!
 
To give by phone or Sponsor a Student please call us at 312.944.1750 and ask for the Advancement Office.

Make a Gift

Then, inspire others to give!

After you make your gift, challenge your friends and classmates to make a gift. Together, we can meet the need of the 54 students seeking to study abroad this Fall!

 Thank you for your support and generosity!

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#MeetTheNeed Update: Students Prepare to Study Abroad

We are delighted to share an update on the students who will be studying abroad this Fall because of your generosity to our #MeetTheNeed campaign last month. Right now, the 54 students awarded scholarships are preparing to embark on study abroad experiences in 17 cities across the globe--from Auckland to Vienna. And they can't thank you enough!


Below meet Jacqueline, an aspiring doctor, who will be studying abroad at IES Abroad Barcelona this Fall. Below she describes the impact of your support:


"Going abroad to Spain will not only allow me to continue to improve my Spanish, but it will also allow me to be exposed to a new culture. To be the best doctor I can be, I know that being well-rounded is crucial...


Donors have allowed me to get to where I am today and I am forever grateful to these people for allowing me to make something of myself. It hasn't always been easy for me as a low-income and first-generation student, but with the help of very generous people I am one step closer to fulfilling my dreams of becoming a doctor and providing a better life for my family."


Over the summer, we look forward to sharing a few more stories with you. Thank you again for investing in our students and their futures. Your support not only helps them individually, but will have a lasting impact on their families, communities, and the world beyond.

2436 days ago by Laura Smetana
Thank you so much!

Thank you to everyone who came together to #MeetTheNeed for IES Abroad Scholarships over the past two weeks! Your generous support, along with gifts to our Sponsor a Student program has allowed us to give full or partial financial aid to all 54 students with financial need seeking to study abroad this Fall! This is incredible news and without you it wouldn’t have been possible. 


Thank you for opening the door to an international education and a world of opportunity for these students. We look forward to sharing the good news with the students, and a few of their stories with you next week!



2471 days ago by Laura Smetana
New $5,000 Matching Gift Challenge!

We are thrilled to announce another donor has pledged to match the next $5,000 raised, dollar for dollar. But we only have until midnight Monday, 5/22!

We need your help to get the match. Your gift today will go TWICE as far and will directly help 54 students study abroad this Fall.

By helping us unlock the match, you'll play a vital role in giving the world (and unlocking a world of opportunity) for the 54 students hoping to study abroad this Fall. Thank you!

2473 days ago by Laura Smetana
Thank you for helping us unlock the $5,000 challenge gift!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who stepped up to the challenge! We just reached 50 gifts -- unlocking an additional $5,000 to #MeetTheNeed for IES Abroad Scholarships from an anonymous donor. 


But we're not done yet! We only have until Monday, May 22nd to raise the remaining scholarship funds. Together, we can meet the need of the 54 students seeking to study abroad this Fall!

Thank you for your support and please help us get the word out on social media! Share this post and check out our Social Media Toolkit for more ideas and graphics to share.

2475 days ago by Laura Smetana
$10,000 match secured—and another challenge!

Thank you to all of those who participated in the $10,000 matching gift challenge—on behalf of the students who will study abroad because of you, we are so grateful for your generosity!


Another donor has stepped up with a new challenge! If we can reach 50 gifts by midnight CT on Friday, May 19th, our anonymous donor will contribute an additional $5,000 to #MeetTheNeed for IES Abroad Scholarships.


Help us reach 50 gifts and unlock these funds! By meeting this challenge, you’ll help give the world to 54 students hoping to study abroad this Fall. Be 1 of 50 and make your gift today!


If you've already made your gift, thank you! Please help us get the word out on behalf of these students. Check out our Social Media Toolkit for easy ways to encourage others to give. Thank you!

2478 days ago by Laura Smetana

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