Jason Pollington Latin America Scholarship

Eligible Countries

Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay

Please refer to individual country pages for program duration and departure times. Applicants will be notified via email, and scholarship programs are subject to change or cancellation without notice. For more information, feel free to call 1.800.TEENAGE or email info@yfu.org

Programs

Academic Year, Fall Semester

Deadline

February 28, 2025

Scholarship Amount

This is a full scholarship which covers 100% of tuition.

Tuition Includes

  • 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

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 the completion of a FACTS application. FACTS is an independent, third-party that assesses student eligibility for tuition assistance. For information about FACTS and the application process, please download the FACTS Information Sheet

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 winners will participate in a mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation.

Study Abroad Participants
What to Expect

Frequently Asked Questions

To demonstrate financial need for the Jason Pollington Scholarship, you must complete the FACTS application, which is an independent, third-party assessment of your eligibility for tuition assistance.

The Pre-Departure Orientation is mandatory for Jason Pollington Scholarship recipients. During this orientation, scholarship winners receive essential information and guidance to prepare for their exchange program. It is a crucial part of the scholarship experience.

Upon returning home, Jason Pollington 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. This helps promote cultural exchange awareness.

Yes, if a scholarship winner cancels their program less than 30 days before departure, they are responsible for paying their airfare and cancellation fee.