75 Scholarships for Young Changemakers in Australia & New Zealand a unique full-scholarship

Addressing global sustainability challenges requires engaging diverse young people in every corner of the world. To this end, AFS is proud to unveil 75 full scholarships for the AFS Global STEM Changemakers: Australia-New Zealand, a unique full-scholarship, intercultural exchange program for teens (age 15-17.5) to foster transformative learning experiences through STEM, global competence, and positive social impact. Scholarship winners will participate in an immersive 12-week virtual exchange program focused on sustainability, intercultural skills, and social impact, co-developed with the University of Pennsylvania Center for Social Impact Strategy. Scholars will enrich their STEM knowledge and skills through an interactive curriculum, while developing critical global competencies, including problem-solving, analytical skills, and intercultural understanding. The program culminates with social impact capstone presentations that offer potential solutions to real-world challenges, including climate change and the energy transition. Students with a keen interest in STEM and sustainability, from diverse backgrounds throughout New Zealand and Australia, are strongly encouraged to apply. A minimum of 20% of scholarship spots are earmarked for students from Aboriginal, Māori, Torres Strait Islander, Pasifika, and Indigenous communities, as well as refugees and displaced students.

Published on 06 Jun 2024