Elita Hawley Central California AFS Endowment Fund Scholarships

Scholarship Description

The Elita Hawley Central California AFS Endowment Fund is a non-profit corporation, independent from AFS Intercultural Programs, that awards scholarships to students participating in AFS programs. Each year, the Hawley Endowment Fund awards approximately $30,000 in scholarships to students pursuing an AFS study abroad program.

The Hawley Endowment Fund will accept applications from prospective AFS students who live in or attend high school in one of the following counties:  Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito, Santa Clara, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Mariposa and San Mateo (Redwood City and south). 

The Hawley Endowment Fund offers up to two full scholarships (covering the AFS program fee) in the range of $10,000 to $15,000. In addition, the Fund also offers smaller scholarships, including: 

•  Year programs $1,000 to $3,000
•  Semester programs $1,000 to $2,000
•  Summer and other short programs $500 to $1,000

The Hawley Endowment Fund also selects each year the winner of the Elita Hawley Award, an AFS scholarship, to an outstanding student participating on a year program from the Monterey-Salinas area. 

November 15 for winter/spring departure programs (departing in January or soon thereafter).
May 1 for summer/fall departure programs (departing between June and September).

How to apply
•  Start your AFS Application (if you haven’t already)
•  Complete the Elita Hawley Central California Endowment Fund Scholarship application.
•  The Elita Hawley scholarship application will require that you complete most of your AFS application and submit a FAST financial aid application.
This scholarship is administered by local volunteers.  Questions about this scholarship should to be directed to Anne Leach (see Elita Hawley scholarship application for contact information). 

Questions can be directed to Anne C. Leach, Esq., work telephone (831) 758-2401, work
fax (831) 758-2028, home telephone (831) 751-9188, email:

Year of Need: High school senior, High school junior,

Type: Merit Based

Num Awards: Multiple

Min Award: 500

Max Award: 15,000

Deadline: 2018-12-31


Sponsoring Organization Ottone Leach & Ray LLP
295 Main Street, Suite 600
Salinas, CA 93901

Contact Person: Anne C. Leach, President, Elita Hawley Central California AFS Endowment Fund

Phone: (831) 758-2401

Fax: (831) 758-2028