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SOURCE School Year Abroad
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- School Year Abroad (SYA) is offering merit-based scholarships to high school students applying for admission to each of their four schools in China, France, Italy and Spain. SYA is a yearlong high school academic study abroad program that allows students to live with a host family for an entire academic year while earning high school credit and preparing for admission to selective U.S. colleges and universities.
SYA offers four $15,000 Merit Scholarships per country for a total of 16 scholarships. These grants are awarded to those students who demonstrate exceptional academic ability, commitment to their school communities and passion for exploring other cultures, without regard to financial aid. Additionally, SYA offers The Halsey Scholarship to one student per academic year which provides full tuition roundtrip airfare. This award provides academically-exceptional and globally-minded high school students the opportunity to experience a rich academic and cultural education and prepares them to become leading global citizens.
SYA awarded over $290,000 in scholarships, and over $2.9 million in need-based financial aid to the class of 2013-2014.
"SYA is thrilled to increase the amount of scholarships offered this year," said Director of Admissions Rachel Keegan Kelley. "We believe studying abroad is a necessity for U.S. high school students, and we are proud that we're able to provide that opportunity by offering scholarships to well-deserving students each year."
High school students in good standing from any accredited U.S. high school may apply to spend their junior or senior year with School Year Abroad. To learn more about each program, and to apply, visit sya.org.
About School Year Abroad
School Year Abroad (SYA) is a nonprofit organization with year-long high school academic study abroad programs in China, France, Italy and Spain. Founded in 1964, SYA is the only high school study abroad program which allows students to live with a host family for an entire academic year while earning U.S. graduation credits and preparing for admission to selective U.S. colleges and universities. The central elements of SYA, the homestay and an academic program emphasizing foreign language acquisition, ensure that students realize a mastery of the language and a deep understanding of the culture. Visit sya.org for more information.
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