YOU CAN AFFORD GLOBAL CITIZEN YEAR.
We offer more aid and scholarships for gap year students than any other gap year program.
Global Citizen Year awards both merit and need-based gap year scholarships, and is committed to making this experience accessible. The full gap year's cost of tuition is $32,500. To date, 80% of our Fellows have received a partial scholarship, and 30% of those have received a full ride. We will work closely with you and your family to understand your financial need before determining your financial aid package.
During the application process, you’ll have the opportunity to fill out a simple Financial Aid Application and send us your FAFSA.
Your financial need does NOT factor into admissions decisions. Fellows are chosen according to our Selection Criteria, not their ability to pay or financial need.
If you’re admitted to Global Citizen Year, we will work with you and your family to understand your financial need before determining your financial aid package. You’ll receive your financial aid award with your admissions decision.
WE OFFER MERIT GAP YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS TOO!
We award merit gap year scholarships to exceptional applicants.
Each application deadline we honor exceptional applicants who have demonstrated leadership in their classroom and/or community. We are looking for students who take the initiative to stand up for what they believe and collaborate with others to make a positive impact through their leadership experience.
Each year we award up to 20 gap year scholarships between $5,000 - $15,000!
Global Changemaker Scholarship
All applicants are automatically considered for the Global Changemaker Scholarship which awards up to $10,000 to a select number of Fellows who demonstrate a track record of significant leadership and entrepreneurship.
Eligibility: All applicants are eligible.
How to Apply: All applicants are automatically considered.
College Partner Scholarships
Students who have been admitted to and decide to defer from one of our partner colleges in order to take a gap year with us, will be awarded a $5,000 merit scholarship toward their Global Citizen Year tuition.
Eligibility: Students who have been admitted to and defer from one of our partner colleges. Visit our What About College page for a complete list.
How to Apply: On the application, check off any partner colleges to which you have applied.
Tech For Good Scholarship
Students with a passion for science and technology who intend to pursue a STEM degree in college are invited to apply for one of fifteen Tech For Good merit scholarships. The selected Tech For Good Fellows will be awarded a $10,000 scholarship toward their Global Citizen Year tuition. These Fellows will participate in a special curriculum focusing on the complex relationship between technology, poverty, and development, and explore ways to use technology to drive positive social impact.
Eligibility: US-based applicants with a passion for science and technology and intent to pursue a STEM degree in college. The deadline to apply for this opportunity is April 1, 2020.
How to Apply: Check the Tech For Good box on your application. You will then be prompted to submit a short essay response describing why you are qualified for this scholarship.
United World Colleges Scholarship
Through a partnership with United World Colleges International and patron Shelby M.C. Davis, we are offering up to 40 Davis Global Citizen Year Scholarships. Scholarships cover airfare from Global Citizen Year training in California to your host country, in-country program expenses, and room and board. These gap year scholarships are evaluated based on financial need.
Eligibility: Offered exclusively for UWC students.
How to Apply: Check the UWC Davis Scholarship box on your application.
College Track Scholarship
Students who are part of College Track are eligible for a merit scholarship covering the full cost of the Global Citizen Year program.
Eligibility: Must be a College Track student
How to Apply: Check the College Track box on your application.