Scholarships

AFS Local & National Scholarships

AFS E-Z Pass Area Team is comprised of southeastern New York and Connecticut, including all of New York City, Long Island, Delaware, Dutchess, Columbia, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester Counties, as well as Fairfield County, CT. 

Students residing within this geographic area are eligible to apply for one or more of the three local scholarships offered by the AFS E-Z Pass Area Team.  Descriptions of the three scholarships are below, as well as directions on how to apply, and the application form.

Local Area Team Scholarships


E-Z Pass Area Team AFS Study Abroad Scholarship

The E-Z Pass Area Team is offering a scholarship for a minimum of $1000 to support a student from our area going abroad on an AFS program. If additional funds are available, scholarships in an amount larger than $1000 may be awarded.

All AFS program applicants (summer, semester or year, including Global Prep) who live in the E-Z Pass Area Team region (as defined above) are welcome to apply.

*** This scholarship is contingent upon acceptance of AFS-USA and the partner country. If the AFS programs to the countries you choose have already filled, or if you do not meet the requirements for your program of choice, AFS may offer you a scholarship to a country that still has openings.

Kirby Capen AFS Study Abroad Scholarship

In memory of Kirby Capen, AFS volunteer and returnee, the E-Z Pass Area Team has established an annual $1000 scholarship to support a student from our area going abroad on an AFS program.  As volunteer member of our team, Kirby was eager to spread the AFS mission of intercultural communication and peace, especially after she completed her own AFS exchange to Ghana. This scholarship is to be awarded to a student who shows commitment and enthusiasm to both volunteering and intercultural learning.

All AFS program applicants (summer, semester or year, including Global Prep) who live in the E-Z Pass Area Team region (as defined above) are welcome to apply.  Preference will be given to applicants residing on Long Island.

*** This scholarship is contingent upon acceptance of AFS-USA and the partner country. If the AFS programs to the countries you choose have already filled, or if you do not meet the requirements for your program of choice, AFS may offer you a scholarship to a country that still has openings.


Sharon Lage AFS Study Abroad Scholarship

To honor AFS volunteer, Sharon Lage, and her deep commitment to both promoting AFS study abroad opportunities and finding financial solutions to make studying abroad possible for students in our area, the E-Z Pass team will designate a minimum of $1000 annually to support a student from our area going abroad on an AFS program. If additional funds are available, scholarships in an amount larger than $1000 may be awarded.

All AFS program applicants who live in the E-Z Pass Area Team region (as defined above) are welcome to apply.  Preference will be given to applicants residing in Dutchess County, applying for an AFS summer program with a home stay.

*** This scholarship is contingent upon acceptance of AFS-USA and the partner country. If the AFS programs to the countries you choose have already filled, or if you do not meet the requirements for your program of choice, AFS may offer you a scholarship to a country that still has available slots.

How to Apply

2019 Deadline to apply for one or more of the AFS E-Z Pass Local Scholarships is: March 31st (11:59pm EST)

To be considered for one or more of these merit-based scholarship, applicants must:
  • Have an open AFS application assigned to the AFS E-Z Pass Area Team (as defined above).
  • Submit his/her AFS online application.
  • Download and complete the 2019 AFS E-Z Pass Application Form, indicating one or more of the scholarships listed above, for which you are applying.
  • Email the completed appication to AFS E-Z Area Team Chair, Elinor Levy.
Applications will be reviewed by members of the E-Z Pass Volunteer Leadership Team and the winner will be notified by April 25th.

AFS-USA National Scholarships
Please visit AFS-USA Scholarships to learn about national scholarships offered by AFS-USA, p