YFU offers over 200 full and partial merit-based scholarships and need-based financial aid to students every year. To be considered for scholarship awards, students must meet the eligibility requirements listed on the individual Scholarship Information pages below and demonstrate characteristics like flexibility, tolerance, and open-mindedness.
In addition to the standard application and fee, students also need to submit essay responses, a host family introduction letter, and teacher recommendations by the scholarship deadline. Students can apply for multiple scholarships and pay only one fee.
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YFU-USA Key Club | Key Leader Scholarship
Through the generosity of numerous corporations, governments, foundations, and individuals, YFU awards more than $2.3 million in partial or full study abroad scholarships annually.
Students are encouraged to consider all of their scholarship options and apply them to as many as they qualify for by the December 1 scholarship application deadline!
Key Leader Scholarship Eligible Countries
- South Africa.
- Czech Republic.
- New Zealand.
Key Leader Scholarship Eligibility
- The scholarship is open to Key Club members and Key Leaders. Students must be official members of the Key Club.
- Students must hold a 2.0 for summer programs and a 3.0 GPA or better on a 4.0 scale for year and semester programs.
- The applicant must be a US citizen.
- Previous recipients of a YFU scholarship are not eligible.
Key Leader Scholarship Age Requirements
Applicant’s birth date must fall between September 1, 1997, and July 15, 2002. Please note that students must meet the age requirements of the chosen country.
Key Leader Scholarship Application Fee
$75 (non-refundable) make check payable to YFU.
Complete application includes
- 1 Complete Online Application.
- 1 Teacher Recommendation.
- Host Family Letter.
- 3 Short Answer Essay Questions.
Key Leader Scholarship Scholarship Covers
- Round-trip international travel.
- Round-trip domestic travel.
- Placement with a carefully selected host family.
- Regional orientation for scholarship recipients and parents.
- Preparatory materials.
- Support services in the host country.