The Meaker Scholarship will provide financial assistance for a promising, high-performing student to study abroad on AFS’s year, semester, or summer programs with priorities placed on a high school student from Palmyra, NY, followed by Wayne County and the Greater Rochester area. All students from across the US are eligible and invited to apply.

Scholarship Type: Merit and Need-based
Available Scholarships: One (1) award
Applicable Programs:  All Summer, Semester, and Year High School programs 2022-2023 (Summer/Fall departures only)

Gail Meaker was strong, compassionate, and made a lasting impression on people wherever she went. She was the type of person who looked for, and often found, the common ground and common good that connects all of us. Gail’s outlook flourished in Finland—her destination as a young AFS student in 1978. Before her untimely death in 2018 after a two-year struggle with lymphoma, Gail made a scholarship provision for AFS-USA in her estate plans with the hope of inspiring other young people with the same experience that so deeply touched her life.

Gail’s AFS adventure in Finland set her on a lifelong journey of making friends all over the world. Please contact [email protected] for more information on the Meaker Scholarship. If you would like to make a contribution to the Gail Meaker Study Abroad Scholarship, contact Jonathan Gross at [email protected].

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