The InterExchange organization is providing funds through its Christianson Grant Program for the year 2020. The awards are specially designed for young Americans who are working towards their service projects abroad.
The grants will be impactful for the grantees to support their work and its expenses. The rewarded award amount will be helpful in covering various purposes cost such as travelling and many others.
InterExchange works as a non-profit organization and a J-1 visa sponsor designated by the U.S. Department of State. It manages cultural exchange programs for participants from over 60 countries who work in the U.S.
Who May Eligible?
The interested candidates must meet up with the criteria to apply:
- Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Must be of age between 18 to 28
- Must be participating in a work, internship, or volunteer abroad program for at least six months
How to Apply
The eligible applicants can submit their information electronically through an online application form to get considered for the scholarship program.
- Must submit a photocopy of valid U.S. passport or permanent resident card
- Must submit a detailed budget (stating proof of all fees—estimated costs are acceptable)
- Essay of one to two pages that answer each part of the following question:
- Detail the specific skills and experience you will contribute to your host organization and what you hope to learn during your project/program. Explain how you will apply this experience to your plans.
- Must provide two signed letters of recommendation: one may be from an academic instructor, and the other must be from a supervisor, employer, or coach (submitted to email@example.com recommender).
The InterExchange Organization will be rewarding scholars with an award amount ranging from $2,500 – $10,000 depending on location and duration of the project.
The grant includes three deadlines for every year, that are March 15, July 15 and October 15.