Pride Scholarship

Up to $2,000 - $4,000 merit-based scholarships for exemplary LGBTQ students.

The Pride Scholarship provides openly-identifying Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer students the opportunity to study abroad and gain intercultural skills in an international setting. These students can apply the skills that are so often integral to their own experiences as a diverse individual while navigating a new culture on an AFS program. 

Scholarship Details:


Students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

How to Apply:

  1. Start or continue your AFS Application.
  2. Email indicating that you are interested in receiving the application.
  3. Complete the Pride Scholarship Application Form.
    • Provide an additional Letter of Recommendation from a teacher or community member that speaks to your commitment to the LGBTQ community.
  4. Email the completed application and letter of recommendation to


The deadline to apply for the Pride Scholarship is April 12, 2019.

Contact Information:

For more information about how to apply for the Pride Scholarship, please contact the Scholarships Department at If you would like more information about LGBTQ resources and preparing for your time abroad, please email