Made possible by the generosity of the Fest family and volunteers from the AFS Colorado Rockies Area Team.

AFS-USA and the Colorado Rockies Area Team share a commitment to diversity and encourage students from any background to apply for a scholarship, including students of color and members of underrepresented communities.

Dawn Fest Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Type: Need and Merit-based
Scholarship Value: Vary
Available Scholarships:  Multiple
Applicable Programs:  All Semester and Year High school programs (Departing between June-September, 2020)
Application Deadline: April 10, 2020, applications are evaluated upon as they are received

AFS Colorado Diversity Scholarship

Scholarship Type: Need and Merit-based
Scholarship Value:  Vary (some range up to 50% off the AFS program fee)
Available Scholarships:  Multiple
Applicable Programs:  All Summer (4-8 weeks), Semester and Year programs (Departing between June-September, 2020)
Application Deadline: April 10, 2020

Students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Reside in Colorado and commit to attending a local AFS Pre-Departure orientation on June 6, 2020 in the Denver area
  2. Submit AFS-USA’s Global Leaders Financial Aid Scholarship application to determine if you qualify for financial assistance and consideration by the Colorado Scholarship Committee.
  3. Submit a minimum one-page letter to the AFS Colorado Rockies Scholarship Committee describing the following in detail:  A. Why you want to be an AFS exchange student? B. How you will promote intercultural awareness upon your return from abroad? C. Describe your financial need and any fundraising you have completed and/or plan to do for your program fee and expenses.
  4. Submit your letter (PDF Format) to [email protected].

Recipients and the amount of each locally-determined scholarship are decided by the Colorado Rockies Area Team’s scholarship committee made up of local Colorado volunteers and returnees. Please note that all applicants are not guaranteed funding.  Scholarship applications are evaluated as they are received.

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Scholarships questions? Contact the Scholarship Team at [email protected].