Scholarships and Grants

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

Need - Based Scholarships

John S. Linakis Scholarship

Spring Semester: $5,000

The AIFS Foundation is proud to offer the John S. Linakis Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded annually to an AIFS student with limited financial resources who also demonstrates an interest in and a commitment to social justice.
John had a great appreciation for travel because he felt it broadened awareness of cultural and economic differences. He cared deeply for people of all walks of life, and dreamed of a world where those differences didn't limit opportunity. Mr. Linakis began his 30-year career at AIFS working in the study abroad division. He later became the head of the AIFS flights department as well as the Senior Vice President of AIFS.

Eligibility: AIFS student with limited financial resources who also demonstrates an interest in and commitment to social justice.

Deadline: Completed scholarship and program applications must be postmarked or sent via email by the following deadline:
Spring Semester: October 1



Russel and Deborah Taylor Foundation Scholarship

Semester or Summer: up to 50% off program fee

The Russel and Deborah Taylor Foundation is committed to providing study abroad scholarships for students who have demonstrated academic excellence and who have significant financial need. Scholarships covering up to half the program fee are available each semester and summer. To apply students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5. Students should apply by the published deadlines prior to their semester of choice, providing an essay stating their academic objectives together with supporting documentation of financial need. (Pell Grant eligible students will be given priority).

Eligibility: 3.5 GPA and financial need

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