EducationUSA Academy Scholarship 2020

Education USA Academy Scholarship 2020

Are you looking for an opportunity during summer to improve your college-level English, increase your awareness of U.S. culture and society, and enhance your understanding of higher education opportunities in the United States? If so, we want you to apply to be an EducationUSA Academy Scholar!

Up to five scholars will receive full awards to attend EducationUSA Academy, a pre-college academic enrichment program for international students that offers college-level workshops, campus visits, and cultural activities. This unique opportunity will help us commemorate 70 years of educational ties between the United States and Belgium through the Fulbright Commission for Belgium and Luxembourg.

What?

Eligibility

Eligible applicants will be Belgian citizens or permanent residents in Belgium who are in their fifth or sixth year of secondary school. Applicants should demonstrate strong leadership qualities demonstrated in school and community activities; high level of academic achievement, as indicated in grades, awards, and letters of recommendation; serious interest in learning more about the United States; and proficiency in English. Students from diverse backgrounds, especially those who have not previously had opportunities to travel internationally, are encouraged to apply.

Benefits

The scholarship will cover:

  • Cost of the academy
  • J-1 visa fees
  • International airfare
  • $50/week stipend

Learn more

The EducationUSA Academy is a pre-college academic enrichment program for international high school students offering specialized college preparatory content, college-level writing workshops, campus visits, and cultural activities. Students gain an insider’s perspective on higher education in the United States while getting the chance to experience and enjoy campus life. To learn more about the EducationUSA Academy and to see a full list of host institutions, please visit www.edusaacademy.org.

What previous scholars have said...

I couldn’t think of any other way to get this same knowledge, friends, and experience in a month!
Emma
2019 EducationUSA Academy Scholarship recipient
It will be the best decision of your year so just apply!
Teresa
2019 EducationUSA Academy Scholarship recipient
A life-changing experience that will enable you to learn new things about yourself, a specific subject and different cultures all in one place.
Clara
2019 EducationUSA Academy Scholarship recipient

Apply now!

Applicants to the scholarship are asked to select their ‘top three’ academy host institutions. If selected, EducationUSA Academy Scholarship recipients will work with an EducationUSA Adviser to select their top EducationUSA Academy and to prepare an application.

We want to see your creativity shine! Applications consist of:

  • A one-minute video that responds to the following prompt: “The EducationUSA Academy is all about learning from others. What could you share with other students on the program, and what would you be excited to learn from the experience? (e.g. U.S. culture, higher education, etc.) How would you share this knowledge with others upon return to Belgium?”
  • A completed application form (click to download)
  • Recommendation from a teacher, employer, or mentor