Since 2018, the Maine Global Explorers (MEGE) Committee has awarded $25,000+ in scholarship support to Maine youth who have directly undergone transformative intercultural learning experiences worldwide, gained a deep understanding of the AFS Effect, and advanced global citizenship.

Due to COVID-19, the MEGE Committee has shifted its funding priorities to virtual programming and classroom-based programs, including but not limited to the Global You Adventurer and GCC Teen programs during 2021-2022. Both programs include our research backed Global Cultural Competence Certificate, an achievement, and a testament of developed skills applicable in academic and work environments.

Learn more about the MEGE: Adventurer Scholarship

Eligibility and award details from 2020 for reference:

Scholarship Type: Merit-based
Scholarship Value: Up to $1,000 (Summer /Global Prep), Up to $8,000 (Semester/Year)
Available Scholarships:  4
Applicable Programs: Global Prep, Summer, Semester and Year High school programs
Application Deadline: March 2020

Students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Applicants must reside and attend a high school in Maine.
  • Applicants must meet AFS application requirements.
  • Applicants are required to submit a video OR essay to apply for this scholarship.
  • Complete and submit the Maine Global Explorers Scholarship online application
  • Scholarship applicants may be invited for an in-person or online interview.

Want to apply for the MEGE: Ambassador Scholarship in 2022? Share your contact details with us, and we will be sure to keep you informed with updates.