The AFS Foundation of Greater Milwaukee
The AFS Foundation of Greater Milwaukee provides scholarships to enable qualified local high school students to spend a summer, a semester or an academic year on an AFS program living with a host family and attending high schoo in a foreign country. The Foundation is a division of AFS-USA, Inc., the national AFS organization. As a 501(c)(3) organization, all donations to the Foundation are tax-exempt to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Milwaukee area AFS volunteers felt frustrated when they saw potential young leaders in business, government, and education denied this international educational opportunity due to a lack of funds. Therefore, they created the AFS Foundation of Greater Milwaukee, dedicated solely to raising funds for AFS scholarships for highly qualified Milwaukee area students in need of financial assistance.
Each of the students eligible to receive a scholarship from the Foundation has already participated in a rigorous evaluation process and has been selected to participate in an AFS international education program. Recipients and the amounts of their scholarships are chosen by the Foundation’s Scholarship Committee. This committee is comprised of both AFS volunteers experienced in evaluating students’ abilities to benefit from an AFS program and others whose job experience gives them expertise in evaluating family financial capability.
For information about the AFS Foundation of Greater Milwaukee, contact Susan Robison-Strane