API $1,000 Scholarship and “Bring a Friend” option for
Virtual & Domestic Summer 2021 Programs:
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As part of our commitment to increasing access to experiential education opportunities, API encourages students who are applying to participate in one of our inaugural domestic summer programs (with options to travel to Austin, Charleston, Chicago, or San Diego) to submit a scholarship application. All scholarship applicants must have completed their program applications by April 15, 2021. Once approved, scholarship awardees will receive a US$1,000 scholarship toward the API summer 2021 US-domestic program fees. The scholarship will be applied to the total balance due, and cannot be applied toward program deposits.

How to apply:

  1. Start by applying for the program by clicking on “apply now” from any https://apiabroad.com web page, or click here: https://apiabroad.com/#applynow
  2. Select a summer domestic program in the application
  3. Select Virtual and Summer, then select the Domestic Summer program from the list.
  4. Once you apply, you can work with your API program manager to submit the required information, which includes:
  • A short essay (maximum 500 words) highlighting the most important lesson you have learned from living through a pandemic and why you wish to participate in this program.
  • A letter of recommendation from a professor, assistant professor, or a former or current supervisor or employer that indicates the following:
    • How long and in what capacity have you known the applicant?
    • Comment on the following topics regarding this applicant:
    • Socioemotional intelligence and sensitivity toward others
    • Intellectual qualities and promise for the future
    • Ability to handle challenges and adapt to new situations
    • Any additional attributes that you think make the candidate unique.

To receive the $250 Bring a Friend discount:

  • Email the names of friends you have invited [email protected]
    • Please include: Summer Domestic Friends in the subject line
  • For each friend who applies, is approved and goes on the program, you will receive a $250 credit toward the cost of your program.
  • Limit 10 friends.
  • There is no cash value outside of the program discount.

Terms and Conditions

  • Must complete both the program application and scholarship application by April 15, 2021.
  • The scholarship will be applied to the total balance due, and cannot be applied toward program deposits.
  • Applies only to Summer 2021 US-domestic programs. 
  • Must complete a short essay (maximum 500 words) highlighting the most important lesson you have learned from living through a pandemic and why you wish to participate in this program.
  • Must submit a letter of recommendation from a professor, assistant professor, or a former or current supervisor or employer that indicates the following:
    • How long and in what capacity have you known the applicant?
    • Comment on the following topics regarding this applicant:
    • Socioemotional intelligence and sensitivity toward others
    • Intellectual qualities and promise for the future
    • Ability to handle challenges and adapt to new situations
    • Any additional attributes that you think make the candidate unique.
  • The scholarship has no cash value outside of the program. If, for any reason, you are not accepted into the program, the scholarship will be null and void.

Bring a Friend Discount Terms

  • A friend can only be “claimed” by one applicant.
  • Your friend or friends must apply, be approved and go on the domestic summer programs in 2021.
  • Limit 10 friends.
  • There is no cash value outside of the program discount.