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Philippines Emergency Student Fund

Emergency Student Funds for Filipinos in Response to Typhoon Haiyan

Phillippines, 2013: $90,000 Awarded to 22 Students Following Typhoon Haiyan

U.S. colleges and universities nominated students from the Philippines enrolled on their campuses to receive IIE emergency funds. The funds were specifically for those whose funding was affected by the disaster, and helped them continue their studies so that their academic careers were not interrupted

"Our goal was to help relieve the financial burden that was compounding these students' personal distress, and to encourage them to complete their U.S. studies so they could return home with the skills and new knowledge to help rebuild their shattered communities." - IIE President Allan E. Goodman

With support from the Freeman Foundation, the Institute of International Education awarded Emergency Student Fund (ESF) grants totaling $90,000 to 22 U.S.-based Filipino students whose home-country financial support was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013. Nominated by faculty or administrators at their U.S. host institutions, students were awarded need-based grants of $3,000 or $6,000 to enroll and meet educational expenses for the Spring 2014 semester.

U.S. institutions that nominated students agreed to provide additional emergency assistance such as tuition waivers, full or partial scholarships, housing, stipends, loans, work study, or other forms of support.

Information about the students who received funding:

Students were at 16 institutions in nine U.S. States

  • Females: 13
  • Males: 9
  • PhD: 2
  • Master’s: 6
  • Bachelor’s: 5
  • Associate’s: 9