Xperitas is a nonprofit educational organization, committed to making immersion programs accessible to as many students as possible. Providing financial aid grants to eligible students is one way we can meet our mission of transforming lives through shared global experience and intercultural learning.
Financial Aid Eligibility
Financial aid eligibility is based on a participant's financial need. Participants whose families have a household income of $55,000 or less are eligible. The minimum award is 10% of the program cost, and the maximum is 60% of the program cost.
The chart below is a guideline for financial aid eligibility; however, we take into account all of the applicants' circumstances and submitted materials. Students and parents can estimate the amount of financial aid for which they are eligible using the chart below.
|$35,000 – $55,000||up to 15% of total program cost|
|$25,000 – $35,000||up to 20% of total program cost|
|$15,000 – $25,000||up to 35% of total program cost|
|$0 – $15,000||up to 60% of total program cost|
Award amounts will vary depending on the following conditions:
- the amount available in the fund
- the number of applicants who are eligible for financial aid
- the number of dependents in applicant's household
Students must be registered on a 2020 Xperitas program and postmark their complete Financial Aid application no later than October 15, 2019.
Edie and Bob Green Writing Scholarship
New for 2020 travelers!
These merit-based scholarships are awarded annually in honor of two of our founders, Edie and Bob Green, who worked as German teachers for many years before dedicating themselves to making language immersion programs available to high school and middle school world language students. Recipients of the Edie and Bob Green Writing Scholarship submit a blog post or a vlog following their language immersion experience, to be featured on the Xperitas website and/or social media channels. All Xperitas language immersion program participants are invited to apply; however, this is an especially great opportunity for high school students with an interest in writing, communications or journalism to produce professional work for their portfolio.
Up to four (4) $500 scholarships may be awarded in any given program year.
- You must be a student (grades 9-12) registered on an Xperitas Immersion program.
- You must complete the requirements of the scholarship application and have them submitted by October 15, 2019.
- You must agree to the post-program submission requirements, which are submitting at least one additional blog post of 600-750 words or vlog post of 2-3 minutes and at least one program photo. Additional posts and photos are welcome.
Deadline: All documents must be postmarked or sent by email no later than October 15, 2019. Only complete applications submitted by the deadline will be considered.
Notification of Awards:
The Scholarship winner(s) will be chosen by a group of Xperitas staff and board members who will evaluate each submission based on the criteria listed above. The winner(s) will be notified by email by December 6, 2019.
Xperitas Alumni Scholarship
One $2,000 scholarship is awarded each year to a student who traveled as a junior or senior on an Xperitas Language Immersion Program. Students are nominated by their teacher.
Alumni Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
- participation in current program year as a junior or senior
- outstanding leadership
- excellent academic standing
- involvement in school and community life
- a plan to continue studying foreign language or global studies in college
Nomination letters for 2019 must be postmarked by Monday, September 16, 2019. Nominees must postmark their application materials by November 15, 2019. A special committee will review all applications and will decide the recipient no later than January 31. Xperitas will notify the scholarship recipient the first week of February. All candidates will be sent a letter announcing the winner.
Scholarship award will be made payable to the college or university. (Payments will be made to the school, not the applicant.)
2019 Xperitas Alumni Scholarship Winner: Daniel Brand
2018 Xperitas Alumni Scholarship Winner: Lily Hauptman
2017 Xperitas Alumni Scholarship Winner: Cara Meyer