Scholarships & Fellowships

Abbey Road offers various partial summer fellowships and scholarships annually to its summer programs.


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Eligibility

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.

Scholarships and student ambassadorships are applied to the full program fee and cannot be used in conjunction with other forms of financial aid or discounts.

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$500 Level Summer Enrichment Fellowships

Summer Enrichment Fellowships are Abbey Road’s most popular Student Ambassador award. Designed to promote study abroad and cross-cultural awareness through student stories and images, fellowship recipients are given a personal program blog to update during the summer, cataloging their program experiences. Outstanding contributors are profiled and their work showcased on the Abbey Road website. Abbey Road awards 3-5 Summer Enrichment Fellowships per summer program.

Green Ticket Scholarships

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 and one partial Green Ticket Scholarship equal to one full and one partial round-trip airfare to any Abbey Road summer program destination. 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

Chris Meyer Memorial French Scholarships

Christopher Meyer (1980-2009) was an outstanding member of Abbey Road’s French Homestay Summer Programs Staff in 2002 and 2003. Despite being diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2002, Chris never allowed himself to be defined by his illness. Among his many accomplishments, Chris finished his B.A. in art history at Stanford and was initiated into Phi Beta Kappa. In 2004, he graduated from Stanford with a M.A. in Humanities. He was a research assistant at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the California Palace of the Legion of Honor.

He was credited in two museum publications for his research. In 2005, he began a Ph.D. program in art history at Harvard and received a Harvard Presidential Fellowship. He also received a Mellon Fellowship that year. While at Harvard, he completed his coursework, acted as a teaching fellow, submitted his qualifying paper, received a Getty summer fellowship in 18th Century Studies, participated in a Pulitzer Conference on contemporary art and completed his orals.

Chris brought his perseverance, commitment to learning, his positive life outlook and his sense of fun to Abbey Road. He took great pleasure in teaching and advising our students. Abbey Road is honored to commemorate Chris’ passion for learning through the Chris Meyer Memorial French Scholarships. Awarded to outstanding students of French Language and Culture, Abbey Road offers one full (tuition paid) and one partial (50% of tuition paid) scholarship to Abbey Road’s 4-week French Homestay and Immersion Program in St-Laurent, France.

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.

Personal Statement

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
Photograph

All applicants are required to upload a recent photograph, taken within the past year, along with their application.

Academic Transcript

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.

Recommendation Form

$500 Summer Fellowships Student Ambassador

$500 Fellowship applicants are not required to submit an academic recommendation or personal recommendation with their fellowship application. Summer Fellowship applicants are only required to submit the Student Ambassador application, academic transcript, recent photo and personal statement.

Deadline for Submission

All applications, personal statements, school transcripts and recommendation letters must be received by Abbey Road Programs prior to December 1.

Summer Fellowship applications are accepted on a rolling basis through June 1st and awards are given on a first come, first served basis. As such, interested students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Please follow instructions carefully as incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Fellowship recipients are notified within 1 month of application. 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.