The Greater Los Angeles Area Team Scholarship is made possible by the generosity of volunteers, individual donors, and foundations in the Los Angeles area.

Scholarship Type: Need-based
Scholarship Value: Ranges from partial to full scholarship(s)
Available Scholarships: Vary
Applicable Programs: Summer (4-8 weeks) and Year High School programs
Application Deadline: Rolling basis

Students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

    • Ages 15 -18 years old
    • European destinations are not applicable for summer programs
    • Scholarship awards are based on the economic needs of each individual student; families who qualify typically have a household income of $85,000 or less
    • Scholarship recipients agree to work with the AFS volunteers to “pay it forward” by helping with future fundraising projects that help additional students travel abroad through AFS
    • Must participate in an in-home interview
    • Typically, will attend one of the following schools, although students attending other high schools in Los Angeles will be considered if funds are available:
        • Washington Preparatory High School (South LA)
        • Marshall High School (Hollywood)
        • Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts (Downtown)
        • Los Angeles Leadership Academy (East LA)
        • Environmental and Science Technology High School (Central LA)

To apply to scholarship(s), please start or login into your AFS application!

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Please contact Barbara Hensleigh at [email protected] for additional information.