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
- 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:
- Request and complete an AFS-USA Study Abroad program application; the program application fee will be waived for all semi-finalists.
- Download a 2023 Colorado Rockies Area Team Scholarship application and instructions. Contact [email protected] with any questions.
- Scholarship application due dates:
- For programs departing January – March, 2023, applicants must submit the scholarship application by October 15, 2022.
- For programs departing June – September, 2023, applicants must submit the scholarship application by February 15, 2023.
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.