Dorenbusch Named as FEA Scholar

Anastasia Dorenbusch (class of 2023) was named as a Summer 2022 Scholar by the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA). Dorenbusch's award, The School for Field Studies (SFS) Access Partner Scholarship, will enable her to travel to Rhotia, Tanzania. She hopes to gain a deep understanding of both the species in the Massai Steppe and traditional Tanzanian culture.

Currently studying at the Miami University John E. Dolibois European Center (MUDEC), Dorenbusch is majoring in biology and neuroscience, with minors in photography and musical theatre. Future plans include pursuing a Fulbright or joining the Peace Corps before continuing on to get her Ph.D. in evolutionary neuroscience. "Eventually, I hope to become a professor and found a research lab looking at the evolution of the predatory response in the brain," she said.

About FEA

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) provides scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the U.S. study abroad population. With the 2022-2023 cohort of 123 students, a total of 867 scholars, including students of color, first-generation college and community college students, have benefited from more than $2.5 million in scholarships granted since FEA’s inception in 2010.

During this application cycle, 85% of awarded scholars identify as students of color: 3% Middle Eastern or North African, 22% Black/African-American, 29% Asian/South Asian, 24% Hispanic/Latinx, and 7% identified as mixed race. Additionally, 34% of these FEA Scholars identifies as LGBTQ+ and 35% have never left the United States. Characteristic of FEA scholars, 82% are first-generation college students, and 35% are current or former community college students.