The Colorado Rockies Area Team is striving to increase the diversity of students from Colorado participating in AFS-USA Study Abroad programs. Scholarships are made possible by the generosity of the Fest family, the Allegretti Foundation, and volunteers from the Colorado Rockies Area Team.

AFS-USA and the Colorado Rockies Area Team share a commitment to diversity and encourage students from all backgrounds to apply for a scholarship, including students of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, students with disabilities, and other members of underrepresented communities.

2023 Colorado Rockies Area Team Scholarships:

Scholarship Type: Financial Need-Based

Scholarship Value:

  • One (1) Academic Year Program departing January – March, 2023; 50% of the Program Fee.
  • One (1) Academic Year Program departing June – September, 2023; 90% of the Program Fee.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must reside in Colorado.
  • Applicants must qualify for an AFS-USA academic year program departing in 2023.
  • Applicants must qualify for need-based assistance. Applicants/Families informed of Semi-Finalist status are required to submit financial documentation for scholarship consideration; the financial aid application fee will be waived for all semi-finalists. Families who typically qualify have household incomes of $85,000 or less, though some extenuating circumstances can be considered.
  • Application includes thoughtful submission of a series of essay questions from the applicant and statements from a recent teacher and from a parent/guardian.

How to apply for a scholarship:

Recipients and the amount of each locally-determined scholarship are decided by the Colorado Rockies Scholarship Committee made up of local Colorado volunteers and returnees. Please note that all applicants are not guaranteed funding.