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Global Leadership Adventures Scholarship Application 

Types of Scholarships:

Important: These scholarship awards cannot be combined. Please apply to the scholarship type that suits your needs best. There is a limited pool of awards for each program session. Award amounts will vary based on the scholarship type as well as the available funds for the program & session when you apply.
  1. Need-Based Scholarship: GLA can award up to 30% off the tuition for families with financial hardship. In order to be evaluated for this award amount you must submit a copy of your family's most recent tax return. 
  2. Merit Scholarship: GLA can award up to 10% off the tuition for students who have at least a 3.0 GPA or roughly a B-grade average across classes.
  3. Grant-Based Scholarship: GLA can offer up to 5% off the tuition for families who don't have financial hardship or prefer not to provide income information. 

  • Full-fee scholarships are not awarded 
  • Scholarships are only applicable towards programs 14 days or longer 
  • Scholarships cannot cover the deposit and application fee, or anything other than tuition 
  • Scholarships cannot cover airfare 
  • If you change program session, country, or duration, your scholarship award will be reevaluated and may change 
  • Each program has its own pool of scholarship funds: depending on popularity, some programs or sessions may have more funds available than others.

Applications will be processed and scholarships award will be emailed within one week of receipt. Upon receiving your offer, you have one week to accept your scholarship award by applying at www.experiencegla.com/enroll and submitting both the $400 deposit towards program tuition and non-refundable application fee ($95 application fee until April 16 when it goes up to $145) . If you are already enrolled, the award will be applied to your tuition.


Any scholarship award will be applied to your program tuition, and the remaining balance will be due as follows:

  • For all participants who enroll as of November 30, final tuition will be due by Dec. 31 
  • Beginning December 1, final tuition is due 30 days after acceptance into the program 
  • If your program departure date is closer than 60 days away, your tuition is due 1 week from acceptance

Global Leadership Adventures has a limited pool of financial resources for scholarships. Because our resources are limited and we try to support as many students as possible, we have the following limitations on scholarships:
Program Year

2020 Scholarships
Unfortunately, our scholarship pool has been depleted for 2020. Please check back next year. 
2021 Scholarships
We are not accepting 2021 scholarship applications at this time. We will launch our scholarships for 2021 programs shortly. Please enter your information if you'd like to receive information once scholarship funds are released.
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Need-Based Scholarship Application

You only need to submit the first page with summary of total income You can black out Social Security Number and Personal Information


Merit Scholarship Application

You only need to submit the first page with summary of total income You can black out Social Security Number and Personal Information

Grant-Based Scholarship Application