The AFS-USA and the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) are proud to celebrate French language and culture by awarding a $7,500 scholarship to a current high school student interested in broadening their understanding of the Francophone world and strengthening their French language skills. Created with the purpose of encouraging U.S. high school students to pursue authentic experiences using the French language and to provide French teachers an opportunity to recognize promising high school students, AFS-USA and the AATF are excited to support the nomination and participation of a student at the AFS France Summer Language Camp in France in 2024. 

Scholarship Reward: Merit
Scholarship Value: $7,500
Available Scholarships: One (1) award
Applicable Programs: This scholarship is only available for our France Summer Language Camp program in July/August 2024.

Application Process: To be considered for this scholarship, applicants will need to speak with their French teacher who, as a member of the AATF, will nominate the student for the scholarship no later than November 19, 2023.

French Language Experience: No previous language experience is required for participation at the France Summer Language Camp, however students are expected to receive an Honorable Mention or above ranking in the 2024 Grand Concours/National French Contest.

Students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Be between the age of 15 and 16 years 11 months at the time of the program start (July/August 2024). Nominees’ birthdates should be between July 30, 2007 and June 30, 2009.
  • Must be nominated by November 19, 2023 by a French teacher who is a member of the AATF. 
  • Honorable Mention or higher ranking in the 2024 Grand Concours/National French Contest 
  • Semi-finalists will be required to submit a full AFS study abroad application including a copy of a valid passport and a completed medical form.

Questions about nominations or eligibility for this scholarship?
Contact the AATF at [email protected] 

Questions about the AFS-USA study abroad application or the France Summer Language Camp?
Contact AFS-USA at [email protected].