Top Global Learning Schools

$1,000 merit-scholarships for students from Top Global Learning Schools.

You tell us what it means to be a global citizen; we'll make you one.

Each year, AFS honors select schools for their commitment to international education with the Top Global Learning Schools award. In recognition of the global-minded thinking of these schools' students, we are pleased to invite students from any current or former Top Global Learning School to participate in a national, competitive scholarship contest centered on the theme of global citizenship.

Submission Guidelines

To be considered for the Top Global Learning Schools scholarship, you must complete an AFS application and submit a short essay about global citizenship. Entries must include the following:
  • A photograph, illustration, or video that depicts "global citizenship." The artwork can be original or published. If not original, please include the source where the artwork was found.
  • A short essay (no more than 250 words) explaining what global citizenship means to you and why your submitted image or video best represents this concept.

How to Apply

By 11:59 p.m. EST on May 2, 2017, scholarship applicants must:

1. Complete your application.
  • Get started on your application by selecting the country and program you're interested in.  Contact us at 1-800-AFS-INFO if you need help.
  • Be sure to submit your application before the scholarship deadline.
2. Submit your image/video and short essay.

Scholarship Details

  • All students enrolled at a Top Global Learning School are eligible to apply.
  • Two to four awards will be given nationally.
  • Only students applying for year, semester and summer (4 to 8 weeks) AFS programs departing in the Summer/Fall of 2017 are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
  • Global Prep programs are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must have completed the application by May 2, 2017. Scholarship application materials received after May 2, 2017, will not be considered.
  • This scholarship can be combined with a Global Leaders need-based award and/or other AFS merit scholarships.
  • A selection committee of AFS staff and volunteers will review applications to select scholarship recipients.
  • Results will be announced in mid to late May 2017.