Financial Aid and Scholarships
Funding Your Experiment Program
Experimenters and their families utilize a variety of funding resources including, but not limited to, Experiment need-based scholarships; merit and need-based scholarships through partner organizations, schools, and foundations; and personal and family funds.
Experiment in International Living Scholarships
The Experiment in International Living is committed to helping students from a diversity of backgrounds experience immersive cross-cultural programs through a variety of need-based scholarships.
Scholarships range from $250 to $3,000 and include but are not limited to:
- Geographic Diversity Scholarship — for students from underrepresented states or regions and/or students who will be the first Experimenter from their high school
- Experiment Alumni Family Scholarship — for students who have a family member who is an alumnus/a of The Experiment in International Living and/or students who are applying to do a second Experiment program
- Home School Student Scholarship — for students who are currently homeschooled
- Thematic Focus Scholarships — for students who demonstrate a clear interest in the thematic focus area of their program
How to Apply for Financial Aid
Financial aid funds are limited and are based on individual need and the availability of funds. Awarding is made on a rolling basis.
To apply for financial aid for summer 2013 programs, submit the Experiment's online application and complete a free Need Access application before April 1, 2013. Please make sure to complete the Need Access application for 2013–2014. You will find The Experiment in International Living listed under “The” in the school drop-down list, which is arranged alphabetically. For questions about the Need Access application, contact Need Access Customer Service or call 800 282-1550 (toll-free in the US), option 2, or 484 653-3300 (outside of the US).
The Experiment creates and maintains longstanding partnerships with mentoring organizations, after-school programs, home-school organizations, community groups, public and private schools, and foundations located across the country. These important partnerships provide tremendous access and opportunity annually to a range of high school students who choose to spend their summer on an Experiment program. Some partnerships provide partial or full scholarship funding for Experimenters.
To learn more about scholarship and partnership opportunities, please contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 800 345-2929.