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641 S St NW Suite 200

1.800.833.6243

admissions@yfu.org

Jason Pollington Latin American Scholarship

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Jason Pollington Latin American Scholarship

Eligible Countries

Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay

Please refer to individual country pages for program duration and departure times.

Programs

Academic Year, Fall Semester, Winter/Spring Semester

Deadline

7-January for academic year and Fall semester programs; 15-October for Winter/Spring semester programs

Scholarship Amount

This is a full scholarship

Applicant Eligibility

  • Meet the age requirements defined on the individual country pages

  • Be a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident

  • Hold a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale

  • Demonstrate financial need through completion of a FACTS application. FACTS is an independent, third party that assesses student eligibility for tuition assistance

Complete Application Includes

  • Complete Online YFU Application

  • Host Family Letter

  • Health Certificate

  • Parent-student agreement

  • School Certificate

  • 1 Teacher Recommendation

  • 3 Short Answer Essay Questions

  • 5 Candid photos

  • 1 Profile Picture (headshot)

  • Completed FACTS application (due date March 15 for Fall departure programs and September 15 for Winter/Spring departure programs)

Application Fees

$75 (non-refundable)

Scholarship Covers

  • Round-trip airline travel (domestic & international)

  • Placement with a carefully selected host family

  • Regional orientation for scholarship recipients and parents

  • Preparatory materials

  • Pre-Departure Orientation (mandatory attendance)

  • 24 hour support services in host country

  • Comprehensive overseas Insurance

A Note From Matthew Hill, Scholarship Sponsor

Scholarship Recipients are Responsible for

  • Passport

  • Visa fees (if necessary)

  • Any excess luggage tariffs

  • Personal spending money

  • Within one month of returning home, the student must provide a report and photos detailing their exchange experience.

  • Upon returning home, scholarship winners are expected to complete at least one presentation in their school or community to share their experiences, teach others about the culture in their host country, and encourage other students to participate in foreign exchange.

Orientation

Scholarship winner will participate in a mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation.

Notes

  • Scholarship programs are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.

PLEASE KEEP A COPY OF THIS PAGE AND YOUR APPLICATION MATERIALS FOR YOUR REFERENCE.

If applying for multiple scholarships, please indicate each scholarship's name and code on your application. All scholarship recipients are required to travel on the YFU group travel dates, and to complete the entire program. For more information regarding YFU and the scholarship selection process call 1.800.TEENAGE or refer to the Scholarships Overview section of this web site.