Study Abroad Scholarships for High School Students

January 3rd, 2012 by Jennifer Frankel

Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program
Scholarship Deadline: January 11, 2012

Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad program is offering 55 scholarships to US high school students interested in studying abroad in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Morocco, Oman, Thailand and Turkey.

Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the Study (YES) Abroad program gives high school students (ages 15-17) the opportunity to study in selected countries. Bringing US citizens overseas, as well as non-US students to the US, this exchange was started back in 2002, “as a key component of renewed commitment to building bridges between citizens of the U.S. and countries around the world, particularly those with significant Muslim populations.”

These are full merit-based scholarships covering program costs, travel, tuition, room and board, food, and much more! These full scholarships will cover students planning to study overseas for a year, thanks to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be U.S. Citizens, high school students at the time of application, and 15-18 years of age. The deadline for applying is January 11, 2012.


  1. Emmanuel Suyum says:

    Hello! I am Emmanuel Suyum from nigeria. Am in ss 2 at immaculate conception secondary school in Bauchi. Please my God’s grace help me and spornsor me to study in the US because i want to have an experience of the country. May God bless us all.

  2. Samula Firdaus Alexander says:

    hi I’m Samula from Indonesia, to bad we missed it, could it be a possibility to join next year?thanks before.

    • Bryanna Lindblom says:

      Hi Samula,

      Unfortunately this award is for US citizens who will be students overseas. However, there are plenty of other awards that you might be eligible for. You can start your search here. Best of luck to you!

  3. Adiata borresa seini says:

    I am from Ghana,It is really my wish to study abroad with the aid of a scholarship

    • Bryanna Lindblom says:

      Hi Adiata,

      Thank you for your interest. You can browse our scholarships by using our quick search tool by starting here. Best of luck finding the aid you need.

  4. abdullahi shuja says:

    i really want to study in abroad countries but no have the ability to do that, so i may ask you to help me

  5. JOEL says:


    • Bryanna Lindblom says:

      Hi Joel,

      Thank you for your comment. We have multiple awards that will assist you with funding your financial aid to study abroad. You can begin your search here. Good luck!

  6. Florine says:

    when is the application deadline for the year 2012-2013

    • Bryanna Lindblom says:

      Hi Florine,

      Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately the application deadline for this award year is already closed. However, the program will accept applications again for next year starting in the Fall. Good luck!

  7. oladapo timileyin says:

    hi,my name oladapo timileyin from in ss2 a student of osun state unity school interested in your would be an honour if my request is granted.

    • Bryanna Lindblom says:

      Hi Oladapo,

      Thank you for your interest. The only way to know for sure if you will receive a scholarship is to apply. You can do this by applying directly through the institution responsible for the award. You can browse awards to apply for here. Good luck!

  8. Adekola Mary says:

    I will like 2 participate in this scholarship. Will need information on it.Through the help of God, i will…

  9. ritz says:

    when the results of K-L YES 2013-2014 selections will be announced?

    • Bryanna Lindblom says:

      Hi Ritz,

      Thank you for your inquiry. To find out if you are in the running to receive a certain award, you will need to contact the institution responsible for the award directly. They will be able to provide you with more information on if you are a finalist.

      Good luck!

  10. gifty says:

    Hii! I’m very interested to study in the state by the aid of a scholarship…please update me when you start with a new scholarship program. Tanx

  11. Zekrumah Marcillinus says:

    i desperately wish to study abroad pls show me how

    • Bryanna Lindblom says:

      Hi Zekrumah,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Unfortunately we are only able to assist you with financial aid questions. My best suggestion would be to contact the school abroad that you are interested in directly. Additionally, you might be interested in visiting our sister site as well.

      Good luck.

  12. Ebrima says:

    Hi am from the Gambia. I want to know went will applications start in 2013.

  13. Annas solomon says:

    Too bad we missed it. We thank God anyway.

  14. navira says:

    Hey, I’m navira from Indonesia. I wanna join this program but i’m currently in grade 11th of Senior High School. And one of the eligibility said that the applicants must in grade 10th of senior high school but i aint. Is there any scholarship to study abroad for me ?

  15. navira says:

    Dear miss/mrs bryanna
    I’m going to make an account as an student on here. Will I’ve to pay any fee or cost to make that account ?

  16. Awuradwoa says:

    Hi, am i am an 18 year old girl in Ghana who just completed high school but i want to study abroad. please help me… At least after finding a school,then i find a way to get a scholarship. Am counting on you please.

  17. Dareen Qaddoumi says:

    Dear IEFA,

    When will you be accepting applications for 2014? Are there any Summer 2014 opportunities?

    Thank you.


    Dareen Qaddoumi

  18. MOHAMMED says:


  19. Calista Chege says:

    hello 🙂
    i am calista from Kenya
    i am not sure if you accept Kenyan students
    but i would really like to study abroad
    please inform me of any open spots
    thankyou. 🙂

  20. Apersil Edward says:

    Hi am a boy of 15 years, am from Ghana, i wish to study in abroad but my parent do not have money please help me with the schorlaship please help me. I will be happy if my wish will be granted.

    • Bryanna Davis says:

      Hi Apersil,

      If you need a scholarship you can easily use our scholarship search tool to find one. Once you find one that you would like to obtain you should then apply directly to the organization granting the scholarship. Good luck!

  21. peter says:

    my names are Peter Kamau Mugo,am from ruiru,kenya my dream is to study abroad and persue in life and get my family out of poverty i pray everyday to God to give me this chance so please who ever gives this oppotunity and consider me.i go to a local secondary day school known as ruiru boys secondary school may The Almighty God Bless You All.Thank you

    • Bryanna Davis says:

      Hi Peter,

      Thanks for visiting. If you would like to apply for this scholarship please apply at the link above. Best of luck!

  22. munirat alhassan kassim says:

    IAm a Ghanaian

  23. munirat alhassan kassim says:

    Am in university practice shs and in form 1and I want to study in south korea but I have been looking for scholarships for a very long time I hope I will get a scholarship this time around.

    • Bryanna Davis says:

      Hi Munirat,

      Please keep in mind that if you do not receive this one we have a whole list of scholarships you can apply to receive. Good luck.

  24. benita says:

    i am in ss2 and i want to study abroad after my ss3 but my parents dont know where to start from please i need help

  25. Naomi daniel says:

    I’m 15 lost my father and don’t have money

  26. Iyonmana Grace says:

    Hi,am Grace i attend st maria goretti girls grammar school, benin and I am in ss1,i need help i want to further my high school studies abroad but the situation is that my parents dont have the money for that but i really have the passion to study abroad and i have also been searching so hard to find a scholarship but all to no avail so i realy help. Thanks

  27. omar adam says:

    i am a boy in kenya i need scholarship please help

  28. omar adam says:

    i have finished primary i need secondary scholarship

  29. Nicolei Fajardo says:

    Hello, i am nicolei fajardo a high school student from the Philippines. please contact me if there is an opportunity to study abroad in the year 2017 because i really want to study and work abroad. specially to grant a scholarship that will help me. Thankyou and godbless!

  30. Patience says:

    I wish God could answer my prayers because I really want to study abroad

  31. Patience Guzha says:

    Dear IEFF
    I am a girl aged 14 from Zimbabwe and I am asking for a scholarship to study abroad because it my greatest wish.Please reply me as soon as possible

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