In 2018, The Experiment and its partner organizations awarded nearly $2 million in scholarships. This support comes from The Experiment’s generous network of alumni, individual donors, foundations, and corporations.
The Experiment is committed to providing participants from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds with access to our immersive international programs.
Most of The Experiment’s scholarships are need-based, and range from $250 to $2,200.
- Complete your online application for admission
- When submitting your online application, be sure to indicate that you are interested in a need- or merit-based scholarship.
- Ask a parent or guardian to complete the scholarship application before March 14. Please note: Although our scholarship deadline is March 14, admissions and scholarship applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Programs fill quickly, and there is more funding earlier in the process. We encourage you to apply early.
- The Experiment office will notify you with a scholarship decision.
* Please be aware that if you are working with a partner school or organization, the admissions and scholarship deadlines might be as early as February 1. The Leadership Institute admissions deadline is January 15, 2020.
The Experiment offers an early application discount of $400 for participants who have an immediate family member who is an alumnus/alumna of The Experiment and/or for participants who are applying for a second program of The Experiment and who submit their application for admission before February 13, 2019. This discount cannot be combined with others, but merit- and need-based scholarships are still available to recipients of this discount.
Educators are eligible to receive $400 off an immediate family member’s program fee. Educators include teachers, school administrators, guidance counselors, and education staff at nonprofit organizations. This discount cannot be combined with others, but scholarships are still available to recipients of this discount. To be eligible, the applicant, or the applicant’s parent, must inform The Experiment in writing (firstname.lastname@example.org) that an immediate family member is an educator.
Early Enrollment Discounts
We offer early enrollment discounts ranging from $200 to $600. To be eligible, students must complete the online portion of the application (student profile, short-answer/essay questions), pay the $50 application fee and non-refundable enrollment deposit of $400, and confirm enrollment by the deadline. This discount cannot be combined with others, but merit- and need-based scholarships are still available to recipients of this discount.
For summer 2019, we will offer merit-based partial scholarships to students who live in the Florida Keys (Monroe County, FL), the Houston, TX metro area, and the Seattle, WA metro area. Please read below for more information and contact Admissions if you have any questions.
Houston Global Leaders Essay Competition
The Experiment invites Houston, Texas metro area high school students to enter our Global Leaders Essay Contest. We will offer 20 merit-based scholarships this year. The top 20 essays and the winners will receive competitive merit-based scholarships of $2,000 OFF program tuition for any Experiment program summer 2019. Read more and apply online here by February 5, 2019.
Monroe County, FL Global Leaders Essay Competition
The Experiment invites high school students in Monroe County, Florida, to compete in the Global Leaders Essay Competition. The 35 winners will receive merit-based scholarships to study abroad this summer with The Experiment in International Living. The scholarship includes 50% off the tuition of The Experiment’s 30 programs around the globe, as well as a waived application fee. Read more and apply online here by January 15, 2019. (Ten students who submit their essays by December 1, 2018, are guaranteed their first choice program and $750 off. Early applicants receiving this discount are not also eligible for the 50% scholarship.)
Seattle Global Leaders Essay Competition
The Experiment invites Seattle, Washington area high school students to enter our Global Leaders Essay Contest. We will offer five merit-based scholarships this year. The top five essays and the winners will receive competitive merit-based scholarships of $2,000 OFF program tuition for any Experiment program in summer 2019. Read more and apply online here by January 22, 2019.