The Speedwell Foundation AFS Study Abroad Scholarships

The Speedwell Foundation provides full scholarships to qualified, academically-strong high school students in central Pennsylvania and coastal South Carolina for an opportunity to study abroad with AFS-USA and broaden their global perspectives.

Founded by Jenny and Mike Messner, the Speedwell Foundation AFS Study Abroad Scholarships have expanded to fund up to 30 high school upperclassmen each year, to a total of 22 different countries.


For Students

When you study abroad as a Speedwell AFS Scholar, not only do you learn how to live and interact with people in another part of the world, you get to know more about yourself, expand your horizons and prepare yourself for college and work like no other high school experience can.

For Parents

A Speedwell AFS Study Abroad Scholarship offers your child the opportunity to expand their educational and personal horizons while developing important life skills. In addition to the Speedwell Foundation's financial support, a worldwide network of AFS professional staff and volunteers is there to ensure the safety and support of every participant.

For Educators

What used to be seen an opportunity for only a privileged few, study abroad is increasingly regarded as a key component of a well-rounded education. By partnering with Speedwell and AFS, teachers and administrators can help pave the way for students to enjoy an international educational experience with life-changing benefits.