STS Education is thrilled to announce a new scholarship programme for high school exchanges. The programme, which replaces the traditional motivation essay with a motivation video, aims to reward not only students’ academic achievements but also their creativity and passion for cultural exchange.
A lot goes into a fruitful high school exchange beyond academics. Successful candidates need to have a genuine interest in learning about different lifestyles and new ways of understanding the world, as well as a willingness to approach new situations with an open and curious mind. The video format chosen for this scholarship programme aims to give students the chance to go beyond a typical essay submission and show off their personality, their creativity, their ambition and their desire to become world citizens.
Applicants must submit a motivation video explaining why they wish to do a high school exchange and why they would make great candidates, as well as what STS’s core values (Expertise, Passion, Respect) mean to them. This way the selection committee hopes to find students that will take full advantage of the exchange experience and be great ambassadors for their home countries around the world.
Several scholarships will be awarded by each of STS’s country offices*, so up to 72 students will be able to benefit from the programme. All students applying for a high school exchange with STS Education for the 2020/21 school year are welcome to submit videos and apply before December 31st, 2019.
- Program name: STS Video Scholarships
- Who can apply: STS students applying for a high school exchange during the 2020/21 school year
- Value of the award: Varies by market. Each country office will award one or two scholarships, as well as 3-10 smaller grants.
- Scholarship valid for: 2020/21 school year
- Application period: September 1st to December 31st, 2019
For more information visit www.sts-education.com or contact your local STS office.
* in Norway, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, France and New Zealand.