Abbey Road offers five $1,000 student scholarships annually, one in each of the categories listed below. Scholarship categories are divided by language and academic subject and scholarship recipients must demonstrate outstanding academic performance and commitment to their chosen subject at the time of application. Students must be sure the Student Scholarship they are applying for is applicable to their Abbey Road program of interest.
French Language Scholarship: Aix-en-Provence, Nice, St-Laurent-du-Var
Spanish Language Scholarship: Cádiz, Barcelona
Italian Language/Cultural Studies Scholarship: Florence
Studio Art/Art History Scholarship: Barcelona, Florence
International Studies Scholarship: Leadership Academy, Modern Civilization, Western Civilization
In order to be considered for a Summer Fellowship or Scholarship, you must be a high school student aged 14-18 who demonstrates high academic and extracurricular performance in the field for which you are applying. A competitive overall G.P.A, strong grades in the subject related to the scholarship or program of interest and involvement in extracurricular and after-school cultural/leadership activities are all examples of high academic and extracurricular performance.
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
If you are applying to the one of the following scholarships: Spanish Language Scholarship, French Language Scholarship, or Italian Language Scholarship you must include a Foreign Language Evaluation with your application. The evaluation must be completed by a language teacher who has supervised your work in the target language.
$1,000 Summer Scholarships
All $1,000 Summer Scholarship applicants are required to submit 1 letter of academic recommendation completed by an instructor or academic advisor who has supervised your work in the scholarship category for which you are applying