Speedwell Foundation Study Abroad Scholarship

Scholarship Description

Thanks to the Speedwell Foundation, AFS-USA can provide full scholarships to qualified, academically-strong high school students for an opportunity to broaden their global perspectives.

Eligibility requirements:
To be eligible for this competitive, merit-based scholarship, you must:
Live in or attend a high school within the Susquehanna Valley Area Team located in central Pennsylvania

1. Start an AFS-USA application.
2. Email
3. Attend (with your parents) the AFS Path Online Information Session.
4. Upload your scholarship essays.
5. Complete and submit your AFS-USA online application.

Speedwell Scholarship Details
No previous language experience is required.
A selection committee made up of AFS-USA alumni and volunteers will review applications and essays to determine scholarship recipients.
Scholarship application materials submitted after January 15 will not be considered.
Scholarship results will be announced in early March.
Essay #1
Why do you want to study abroad with AFS-USA?

Essay #2
Describe any activities/clubs in which you have held a position of leadership or have demonstrated leadership skills. What leadership characteristics did you exhibit and what did you achieve or learn?

Essay #3
Studying abroad is a wonderfully rewarding experience. But, going to school and living with a host family in another country will be stressful at times and will push you outside your comfort zone. Which strategies will you use to navigate difficult situations while in a different cultural environment?

Essay #4
When you go on an AFS exchange, you will learn more about what it means to be a citizen of the world. Discuss how you view the responsibility of an AFS student as an ambassador while abroad and upon return to the United States.

Please call 1-800-876-2376 or send an email to

Year of Need: High school senior,

Type: Merit Based

Num Awards: Multiple

Min Award: Varies

Max Award: Varies

Deadline: 2018-12-31


Sponsoring Organization AFS Intercultural Programs / USA
220 East 42nd St., 3rd Fl.
New York, NY

Contact Person:

Phone: 800-237-4636 / 877-326-3278



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