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API Category Scholarships

Offered by Academic Programs International

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Feb 20, 2024
Multiple awards worth

$250 - $2,000

Grade level

High School & College Students

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

February 2025

Scholarship Overview

Introducing API Category Scholarships, your golden ticket to receiving financial support for your API (Academic Program International) study abroad program expenses! There are nine types of scholarships available: the API Community or Technical College Scholarship, the API Diversity Scholarship, the API First Generation Scholarship, the API-JCU Diversity Scholarship, the API STEM Scholarship, the API Student Athlete Scholarship, the API-JCU Diversity Scholarship, the API Photo or Video Scholarship, the API High School Scholarship, and the API Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarships. Each of these scholarships is open to varying types of students who will partake in an API study or intern abroad program. To learn more about each type, we recommend checking out the API scholarship categories yourself. If you’re a current or incoming college student wanting to study abroad and earn between $250 and $2,000 towards your study abroad expenses, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

About Academic Programs International

Academic Programs International (API) was founded in 1997 by mothers who were dedicated to providing high-quality, affordable study abroad programs for U.S. students. Their diverse experiences abroad, first as students and later as professionals, shaped their philosophy on the value of international education as a means of promoting intellectual curiosity, cultural sensitivity, and holistic personal development. Academic Programs International aims to encourage students of all ages to embark on an experiential education journey that enriches lives and communities, helping every student, college, and company to achieve their goals.

Eligibility information

There are nine types of API Category Scholarships available. Bear in mind that the eligibility requirements listed below reflect the requirements for all the types of scholarships. Thus, students do not need to meet every requirement below to be eligible.

Grade Level

High School & College Students


Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African, Hispanic/Latino, Native American

Other Category

Low Income, Athletic, Disability, First-Generation Student, LGBTQ+, Veteran

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

2 essays

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Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Academic Programs International at [email protected].

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

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