Our Green Ticket Community Service Scholarships are designed to reward students who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to the environment and their local communities. Abbey Road offers one full Green Ticket Community Service Scholarship (full tuition paid) and two partial Green Ticket Community Service Scholarships (airfare or the equivalent thereof paid) to any Abbey Road summer program. Students aged 14-18 who have demonstrated a commitment to the environment and/or their community through their schoolwork and extra-curricular activities are eligible for a Green Ticket Community Service Scholarship including, but not limited to, work in the following areas:
Environmental issues: Global warming, bio-diversity, ecosystem preservation, toxic waste reduction, deforestation, energy conservation, recycling
Friends of the earth: Agriculture, farming and food
Wildlife: Preservation of endangered species, including marine life and national parks
Local service projects: Community gardens, under-privileged youth education and after- school programs
In order to be considered, you must be a high school student aged of 14-18 who demonstrates outstanding academic and extracurricular performance in the field for which you are applying. Students with a strong G.P.A, involvement in clubs and activities in community service in particular, those students who have taken initiative to start or run afterschool and/or extracurricular community service projects are examples of those demonstrating the qualities the Scholarship Committee is looking for.
Instructions for application
Before completing the application, please read the details and requirements related to Student Ambassador Summer Fellowships and Scholarships. Applications, photos, transcripts and personal statements must be uploaded directly to the Abbey Road Programs website. Letters of recommendation and language evaluations must be sent directly from the evaluator/referrer to Abbey Road via e-mail, fax or U.S. post.
Along with your Student Ambassador application, please include a personal statement. Personal statements should be no longer than two pages, doubled spaced in 10 or 12pt Times New Roman font, and include the following information:
Your reasons for applying for a fellowship or scholarship
Academic strengths and challenges
Any applicable internship/leadership/work experience or volunteer activities
Your future academic and career plans, including an explanation of how a fellowship or scholarship and participation in an Abbey Road summer program will support these plans
The reasoning you used to determine your preferred summer program choice
Any other information you feel the Scholarship Committee should know
All applicants are required to upload a recent photograph, taken within the past year, along with their application.
All applicants must upload an official transcript along with their application.
Foreign Language Evaluation
All Green Ticket Community Service full and partial scholarship applicants must include a Foreign Language Evaluation with their scholarship application if they plan on applying to a program with a language prerequisite. Please check the program description for prerequisite requirements. The evaluation must be completed by a language teacher who has supervised your work in the target language.
All Green Ticket Community Service full and partial scholarship applicants are required to submit 1 letter of academic recommendation and 1 personal recommendation. Academic letters of recommendation should be completed by an instructor or advisor who can attest to your academic achievements in the past 1-2 academic school years. Personal letters of recommendation should be completed by someone other than the applicant’s immediate relations who has supervised the applicant’s work on the community service project referenced in the applicant’s personal statement.
Deadlines for Submission
All applications, personal statements, school transcripts and recommendation letters must be received by Abbey Road Programs prior to April 1. Please follow instructions carefully as incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Scholarship recipients and finalists (when applicable) will be notified by the Scholarship Committee by April 15. Scholarship recipients will be given until May 1 to accept or decline their scholarship award.
Please direct all language evaluations and letters of recommendation along with any inquiries to:
Abbey Road Student Ambassador Scholarship Program 8266 Fountain Avenue, Suite B
West Hollywood, CA 90046