The Halsey Fund was established in 2011 in honor of Woodruff W. Halsey II-former president, executive director, resident director, and teacher. The Halsey Fund is awarded each year to a high school student who demonstrates exceptional academic ability, financial need, and substantial interest in a global study, understanding cultural differences and developing language proficiency.
The Halsey Family Scholarship was established by John F. (Jack) Halsey, PhD, and Sandra M. (Sandy) Halsey in recognition of the significant influence that both science and music education and research have had on their lives. The Halsey Family Scholarship awards up to four (4) academic semesters of support to undergraduate students beginning in their freshman year in college, based on continued progress and academic achievement.
- Any high school student applying to School Year Abroad for the 2022-2023 academic year exhibits exceptional academic ability, demonstrates a passion for international studies, and qualifies for financial aid.
The biological or physical science field. (Examples of appropriate majors include physics, chemistry, astronomy, biochemistry, biology, microbiology, or an engineering program in one of these areas of science).
- Majoring in music, music education, or a related field, (such as a Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Music in Music Education, Bachelor of Music in Composition, Bachelor of Music in Music Theory, Bachelor of Music in Performance or a closely related field).
Applicants who have completed their applications by February 10, 2022, and have been identified by the Admissions Committee as a finalist will be notified and invited to be interviewed by the Halsey Scholarship Committee.
How to Apply
- Complete an online application for admission to SYA.
- If applying as a student at a member school, please see the coordinator before beginning an application.
- All applicants must write a separate essay answering: “Tell us something you have accomplished — at school, at home, or in your community — that has prepared you to make the most of your experience attending School Year Abroad.”
- The essay should be no more than 500 words and submitted through the student’s own style “My SYA” account by February 10, 2022.
- Complete the financial aid application before the deadline date.
The Halsey Fund scholarship recipient is awarded full tuition. In addition, SYA will provide a stipend for round trip airfare to the SYA school of enrollment.
The scholarship provides up to $2,000 per semester (maximum, $4,000 per year), which is paid directly to the post-secondary institution, on behalf of the student each semester, to offset costs of tuition, fees, books, and room and board.
The deadline date is February 10, 2022.
This is an annual scholarship.