Study Abroad Scholarships
We believe that cross-cultural experiences fuel personal, academic, and professional development and contribute to a more understanding and collaborative world. To bring these valuable experiences to American high school students, we’ve developed culturally-immersive high school study abroad and gap year programs that are among some of the most competitively priced in the industry.
To make exchange programs even more accessible to students, we’ve introduced our ISE Student Ambassador Scholarship. See below for eligibility criteria and a list of additional scholarship opportunities from non-affiliated sources.
Student Ambassador Scholarship
Designed for students who would like to engage deeply with their host community and share their study abroad experience.
All interested students are welcome to apply for this scholarship. Those selected for the scholarship represent the ISE Travel & Study Abroad Program and act as ambassadors for both their home and host country. Students will document the experience, impact, and importance of their international exchange periodically throughout their program via written and/or video posts. In addition to the scholarship award, recipients will also become accredited authors of ISE’s online blog.
Applicants must be passionate about storytelling and excited to fully immerse themselves in a new way of life. Prior blogging/vlogging experience is not a requirement – we welcome all interested and qualified students! Students with experience blogging/vlogging are strongly encouraged to apply and include links to their existing posts!
Please provide a link to a sample post on your preferred blogging platform (Youtube, WordPress, Medium, Wix, Weebly, etc.) that speaks to why you wish to study abroad. Posts should:
- Be between 500-800 words
- Include at least 3 photos
- Video submissions should be at least one minute long
Expectations & Allocation
Every ISE Ambassador will become an accredited author of the ISE Blog. They are all expected to submit a motivational piece at the beginning of their program (the application/entry blogs are accepted) and 1 piece at the end of their program summarizing their learnings and experiences. Depending on the program duration, Ambassadors are expected to produce at least 1 blog/vlog every 2 months. Upon submission, their blog articles will be reviewed by ISE Blog editors and, if needed, the Ambassadors will be expected to make necessary corrections. Editors will always be available to provide guidance and potential topics to explore.
|Program Type||Duration||Min # of blogs / vlogs||Scholarship Amount|
|Summer / Short Term||2 – 8 weeks||2||$150|
|High School||3 months||3||$450|
|10 – 12 months||6||$1000|
Scholarships are awarded at any time prior to the final program payment deadline.
Additional Scholarship Opportunities
SYTA Youth Foundation - Road Scholarship
The Road Scholarship is financial aid granted to individuals or groups of 5 or more who have been nominated by a teacher or youth group leader and who meet criteria within 5 categories: Achievement, Need, Initiative/Involvement, Service/Citizenship, and Connection. The grants are vetted and approved through the SYF Board of Trustees.
- Award: Varies
- Deadline: There are application periods each season (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter)
IvyPanda Video Scholarship
Each year IvyPanda awards creative and talented movie making students with scholarships. Applicant must record an original video on one of the following topics:
- Money-Managing Tips for Students
- Socializing in College: Your Advice
- How to Enhance Your Studying With the Use of Digital Age Tools
- Award: $1,000 to winner, $500 to runner up
- Deadline: October 7th, 2020
FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship
Family Travel Forum (FTF) is offering scholarships to encourage teens to share travel experiences in words and images.
Family Travel Forum invites you to submit travel blogs that are serious, funny, or contemplative, as long as they are informative.
- First Place: $1,000
- Second Place: $500
- Third Place: $250
- Deadline: July 14th, 2020
Explore The World Travel Scholarship
HI USA thinks travel should be as much about making a difference in the world as it is about seeing it. That’s why they’ve created Explore the World Travel Scholarships. Recipients receive $2,000 to help finance their international trip that includes an educational or service component.
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