Local Scholarships

We work hard to provide American High School Students the opportunity to study abroad.  If you are interested in being a part of a scholarship committee, interested in hosting a fund raising event, interested in donating to help a student study abroad or interested in scholarship partnership opportunities with your company, please contact us. 

Scholarship Opportunites Through AFS USA

  • AFS-USA awards more than $3 million in financial aid and scholarships to students each year.
  • More than 40% of AFS-USA participants receive some form of financial assistance each year either need-based, merit-based or both.
  • Global Leaders is the primary AFS scholarship program, offering partial need and merit-based scholarships to qualified applicants. There are many scholarship opportunities for students from Minnesota. Please contact scholarships@afsusa.org  or studyabroad@afsusa.org for more info.
  • AFS Family Awards: These awards are given to applicants who are former host family members, returnees, children of returnees, and of descendants of AFS Ambulance Drivers.
  • Yoshi Hattori Memorial Scholarship: This merit-based scholarship is designed to promote intercultural understanding and peace, and was created in memory of Yoshi Hattori, an AFS Exchange Student to the U.S. from Japan.
  • Toshiyuki Tanaka American Embassy Scholarship: This is a need-based and merit-based scholarship awarded through the Pacific Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo and the generosity of Mr. Toshiyuki Tanaka.

Please note: This is a partial list of scholarships and financial aid. For the latest on available scholarships and deadlines, please visit www.afsusa.org/scholarships. AFS Intercultural Programs/USA is a 501(c)3 organization.

For more information please call 1-800-AFSINFO or visit www.afsusa.org