Thanks to some wonderful local donors and volunteers from the Greater Puget Sound Area Team, prospective AFSers from the Puget Sound area may be eligible for additional aid through the Orca scholarship fund.

Scholarship Type: Need and Merit-based
Scholarship Value: $250 – $2,500*
Available Scholarships: Vary
Applicable Programs:  Semester and Year high school programs to Brazil, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Hungary, Indonesia, Latvia, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Paraguay, or Thailand
Application Deadline: TBD

Students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Ages 15 -18 years old
  • Reside in the Greater Puget Sound area
  • Summers programs (4-8 weeks), Semester and Year High School programs
  • Orca scholarship award recipients will be expected to volunteer between 5 – 10 hours of time (depending on the size of the scholarship amount awarded) with the local AFS-USA Greater Puget Sound area team

* A $2,500 award is not guaranteed. Award amounts are based on the information you provide in your FAST-financial aid application and the funds available at the time you complete your FAST application

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

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