Scholarships and Grants

Over 50% of our students receive financial support from AIFS in the form of scholarships or grants.

Additional Scholarships and Grants

AIFS Diversity Achievement Scholarship

Fall Semester: $5,000/up to 3 awards

Spring Semester: $5,000/up to 3 awards

AIFS is proud to offer special scholarships for high achieving students from backgrounds historically underrepresented in education abroad. Each semester, AIFS offers up to three $5,000 scholarships to applicants who demonstrate high academic achievement and/or participate in community service activities.

Deadlines: Completed scholarship and program applications must be postmarked or sent via email by the following deadlines:
Spring Semester 2021: November 1, 2020
Fall Semester 2022: April 15, 2021
Spring Semester 2022: October 1, 2021



AIFS Overseas Ambassador Scholarship

Fall Semester: $500/up to 5 awards

Spring Semester: $500/up to 5 awards

Summer: $500/up to 2 awards

AIFS is pleased to offer five $500 scholarships each semester and two $500 scholarships for summer programs to outstanding students from backgrounds historically underrepresented in study abroad. Students from the following backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply: Economically disadvantaged, ethnically & racially diverse, first-generation, LGBTQIA+, students with disabilities, students of faith, veterans, and adult students.

Applicants must be willing to share their experiences abroad via blogs, pictures, and video (at least once a week) on social media and provide a testimonial at the end of their program. These materials will be shared on the AIFS social media channels and blog site. AIFS Overseas Ambassadors serve in the role for the duration of their chosen study abroad program which can range from two weeks to a semester depending on the term.

Recipients who are not graduating will be encouraged to apply for our Alumni Ambassador program to continue sharing their experiences with their peers.

Deadlines: Completed scholarship and program applications must be postmarked or sent via email by the following deadlines:
Spring Semester 2021: November 1, 2020
Summer: March 1, 2021
Fall Semester 2022: April 15, 2021
Spring Semester 2022: October 1, 2021



HACU-AIFS Scholarship

Semester or Summer: up to 50% off program fee

In association with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), AIFS offers scholarships for Hispanic students from HACU member institutions. Students will receive a scholarship of up to 50% of the AIFS semester or summer program fee. Awards will be made in conjunction with the HACU advisory board. Visit www.HACU.net to see if your institution qualifies.

Eligibility: Hispanic students who attend a HACU member institution

Deadlines: Completed scholarship and program applications must be postmarked or sent via email by the following deadlines:
Spring Semester 2021: November 1, 2020
Summer: March 1, 2021
Fall Semester/Academic Year 2022: April 15, 2021
Spring Semester 2022: October 1, 2021


Cyril Taylor Memorial Scholarship for Study in the UK

Fall Semester 2020: $5,000/scholarship
Summer 2020: $3,750/scholarship
Academic Year 2020-2021: $10,000/scholarship

Awarded to deserving American undergraduates to study in the United Kingdom, funded by the Fund for Education Abroad, offered by the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) through a gift from the Cyril Taylor Charitable Foundation (CTCF).

Deadlines: Completed scholarship and program applications must be postmarked or sent via email by the following deadlines:  
Fall Semester/Summer/Academic Year:  January 17, 2020  


Grants


Affiliate Grant

Semester: $400
Summer: $200

Over 400 colleges and universities are affiliated with AIFS, which helps make the process of applying for an AIFS program easy, and may provide access to special affiliate scholarships. Students from affiliate institutions may automatically receive $400 grants for semester programs and $200 grants for summer programs. Others may apply for scholarships administered by their study abroad office.

Log in to your AIFS account to see if your institution offers an AIFS affiliate grant!


Study Again with AIFS Grant

If you studied abroad on an AIFS summer program, you will receive a $1,000 grant to study abroad on an AIFS semester or academic year catalog program, or a $500 grant toward a summer catalog program.

If you studied abroad on an AIFS semester or academic year program, you will receive a $500 grant toward a summer catalog program or a $1,000 grant toward a semester program in a different academic year.

Deadlines: Completed scholarship and program applications must be postmarked or sent via email by the following deadlines:
Spring Semester/Spring Quarter 2021: November 1, 2020
Summer: March 1, 2021
Fall Semester/Academic Year/Fall Quarter 2022: April 15, 2021
Spring Semester/January Term/Spring Quarter 2022: October 1, 2021


U.S. Veterans Grant

For students eligible to receive GI Bill education benefits, AIFS will provide a $500 grant for semester programs and $250 for summer or January-term programs.


Discounts


AIFS Family Discount

AIFS Study Abroad offers a $500 program discount to students whose immediate family members (siblings or parents) have participated in or used other AIFS programs, including the Summer Institute for the Gifted, ACIS, Au Pair in America and Academic Year in America.