Diversity Scholarships to Study Abroad

AFS-USA Faces of America provides high-achieving students from low-income families a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study abroad. By partnering with community-based organizations in underrepresented communities, FoA has awarded scholarships to more than 1,100 outstanding teenagers and introduced them to a world of possibilities.

150 students were supported with a Faces of America Scholarship in 2014

Students were recruited from communities in Boston, Chicago, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Kalamazoo, Michigan Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, and New Jersey

Meet our Scholars

Your contribution gives opportunities of a lifetime to students across the nation. See the impact.


Chicago, IL - Thailand
CBO Partner:
Kappa League Institute - Chicago

“My experience was far more in depth than the quick one-word answer I give to people when they ask me- unbelievable.” 


New York City, NY - Ghana
CBO Partner:
Sponsors for Educational Opportunities (SEO)

“As I sat at the little bead shop, coming of age, as represented by the colorful array of beads tied around my waist, I realized that Accra was now a part of my home.” 

Wan Na

New York City, NY - Germany
CBO Partner:
Double Discovery Center

“In Germany, my exposure to the new foods and tidbits of German life and culture inspired me to learn more about different cultures and see how they compare to my Chinese-American culture.” 


Houston, TX - Ireland
CBO Partner:
YES Prep Public Schools

“As I begin thinking more about college, I would love to study abroad and thanks to this program I have decided to pursue an International Relations major once I get to college.” 

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Your financial support gives low-income high school students the opportunities and support they need to transform their lives, achieve their own potential, and create change as role models and everyday leaders in their communities.

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