The Maine Global Explorers Scholarship is a joint initiative between the Dirigo and Pine Tree Area Teams to provide financial assistance to Maine youth to pursue an AFS experience that will equip Maine youth with intercultural competency skills that will enable them to become global citizens capable of transforming their lives, local communities, and future workplaces,  to achieve our mission of creating a more just and peaceful world.

The MEGE: Adventurer merit scholarship is available for students interested in virtual AFS programs only.

Learn more about the virtual AFS Global You Adventurer program and scheduled 2021-2022 sessions 

Scholarship Type: Merit-based

Scholarship Value: Up to $315

Available Scholarships: Multiple

Applicable Programs: AFS Global You Adventurer

Application Deadline: Rolling, see table

If the session begins between Deadline Student App Parent App
March 1 – March 31,  2021 February 14, 2021 Link Link
April 1 – April 30, 2021 March 12, 2021 Link Link
May 1 – May 31, 2021 April 9, 2021 Link Link
June 1 – August 31, 2021 May 7, 2021 Link Link
September 1 – December 31, 2021 August 13, 2021 Link Link

Applicants must:

  • Reside and attend a school in Maine,
  • Complete the AFS Global You Adventurer enrollment form and be accepted.
  • Complete the appropriate MEGE: GYA student and parent scholarship applications based on the program start date chosen

Disclaimer: Recipients who do not complete the program and requirements in entirety for any reason other than medical or bereavement are expected to reimburse the AFS Maine Global Explorers Scholarship in full. Scholarship awards are non-transferable and may only be used for the program stated in the award letter. Upon request, the MEGE Committee may, at its sole discretion, allow transfers into different program dates, pending available space. Children and relatives of current or former AFS-USA or AFS International staff members are not eligible to apply.