Studying abroad can be a costly endeavor. For some, it may seem way out of reach. At APA Paris, we understand that you’re faced with a range of expenses that aren’t covered by financial aid, including visa fees, travel costs, and more.
To help ease this burden, we’re pleased to offer three special scholarships for students who demonstrate high academic achievement and leadership.
To be considered, you must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater, show a keen interest in engaging in French culture, and have a serious desire to take part in a full-immersion program.
New Media Leadership Scholarship
For a student skilled in communication, journalism or English, with an interest in new media, blogging and social networks , who would become the voice abroad, the opportunity to use and hone these skills while in France. This scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic excellence and demonstrated interest in the role of communicating on his/her experience in Paris via the various new media outlets. The goal is for students to develop leadership skills while working with APA Paris administration and independently. Student must demonstrate leadership experience or prior involvement in online editorials at his or her home institution.
Financial support to academically excellent students. The students must present an original and interesting topic to research about the French culture and language. At the end, they must produce a report on how they will share the knowledge gained about the French culture at their home institution. This report will be kept at our Paris office for reference and can be available for distribution to students and/or partner universities.
Similar to the Merit grant, APA Paris will attribute to a student demonstrating academic excellence a grant to defray costs such as visa application, health insurance and airfare. Students will be asked to take note of their experience in preparing to go abroad (difficulties or not with the visa process, tips for travel, packing, etc.), and this report will be used to assist future APA Paris students in preparing to embark on their adventure abroad!
APA Paris scholarships include:
Completed scholarship applications must be submitted by:
March 1, 2018 for Academic Year 2018-19/ Fall Semester 2018
October 1, 2017 for Spring Semester 2018/Spring Semester 2018 with summer internship.
Early Bird Admission
Apply early and submit your deposit by the early bird deadline to receive a discount on your program fees. APA accepts applications on a rolling basis so it pays to complete it early!
Fall & Academic Year
January 15: $300 off program fees
August 15: $300 off program fees
January 5: $100 off program fees
Refer a Friend
APA's referral program allows both parties to take advantage of savings. Write your friends' names in the "How did you hear about us?" portion of the application and have them do the same for you. With no limit, the more friends you refer, the more you save! Valid for all matriculated students.
Semester & Year Applicants
- $500 off your program fees, for each classmate you refer
- $150 off program fees for your classmate
- $200 off your program fees, for each classmate you refer
- $100 off program fees for your classmate
Additional APA Initiatives
The Gilman Scholarship Program
offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study- and intern-abroad programs worldwide.
The Fund for Education Abroad
provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students in study abroad programs worldwide.
Diversity abroad offers study abroad scholarships each year to non-traditional study abroad students. Scholarships are only available for students studying on programs offered by a Diversity Abroad member organization. APA can consider becoming a member of Diversity Abroad.
IIE Travel Grants
Offset the cost of an essential study abroad expense: the plane ticket. IIE offers 100 grants each year, worth $2,000 each. Recipients of the grant will become Generation Study Abroad Ambassadors and share their experiences with their home institutions upon their return.
SPFFA - Société des Professeurs Français et Francophones d’AmériqueProvides scholarships for American undergraduates who wish to study in France.
The Howard Chapnick Grant
W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund for students of photojournalism.
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant
Phi Kappa Phi Society provides grants to students studying abroad at the undergraduate level.
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Maria Davis, Awards and Benefits Manager
7576 Goodwood Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Walter J. Jensen Fellowship
Provided by the Phi Beta Kappa Society, fellowships are awarded to professionals as well as undergraduate students who are looking to study the French language, French studies and teaching in Europe, Western Europe and in France.
This program is called Explore the World. HI USA is committed to creating a more tolerant world, and these scholarships create a whole new breed of young travelers inspired to make the world a better place, but lack the financial means to go abroad. The scholarship is open to individuals, ages 18-30, who will engage in an educational or service learning component during their trip.
Other Independent Scholarships in The U.S.
IEFA is the premier Internet resource for financial aid information for students wishing to study in a foreign country. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information to assist students in their pursuit to study abroad.
IIE Study Abroad Funding
This resource allows you to search for hundreds of scholarships and grants by study abroad country or field of study.
Study Abroad Scholarship Directories