A+ World Academy

Financial Aid

A+ World Academy seeks out the most qualified students that fit well with our program. We recognize that our program is expensive and understand that not all families are prepared for the costs of a boarding school. Therefore, we encourage all families to seek financial assistance and we will support this process in any way possible. If letters of guarantee, confirmation of full-time student status, or any form of verification is needed from the school, please provide us sufficient time to respond.

Statens Lånekasse

The Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen) is a government agency that provides financial support to Norwegian students.  Norwegian students can apply for support for a VG2 year abroad (“Utveksling på videregående utenfor Norden”) through “Stiftelsen Fullriggeren Sørlandet”. The Foundation is approved as an exchange organization (Utvekslingsorganisasjon) by SIU which qualifies students at A+ World Academy for support by Lånekassen.

For: Norwegian students on exchange in VG2.

Amount: Approximately 100.000 – 150.000 NOK (Borteboerstipend, Stipend til delvis dekning av skolepenger, utstyrsstipend og reisestipend)

Eligibility: Norwegian students at A+ World Academy qualify for grants from Lånekassen if they fulfil their school’s requirements for exchange. Students will need to fill our a “P-skjema” and obtain a “Forhåndstilsagn” from their Norwegian School. We advise students to contact their school counsellor for more information about exchange requirements.

How to apply: In order to be granted support from Lånekassen, you will need to fill out an online application on their website. Set a meeting with your school counsellor and make sure that you meet the criteria for “utveksling”. They will give you a ”forhåndstilsagn”. You should bring the ”Exchange with A+” pdf document in the resource section below to your meeting with the counsellor.

Fill out “Lånekassens P-skjema”, sign it, and have your Norwegian school sign and stamp it.  We will supply a confirmation that you will be paying tuition.

Log in to www.lanekassen.no and apply for “stipend/lån” for “utveksling påvideregående utenfor norden”

Upload supporting documentation that shows the approved exchange organization (Stiftelsen Fullriggeren Sørlandet) what country you are on exchange with (Switzerland). This is our confirmation and the “P-skjema”.

Upload supporting documentation from your Norwegian school. This is the “Forhåndstilsagn”

Upload a confirmation that you are paying tuition. This is the document we give you together with the signed P-skjema.

When to Apply: Applications typically open in May/June of your deprture year and will close in the spring the following year. For example, for students that will attend A+ World Academy in 2017/2018 the applications will open in May/June 2017.

Resources:

Lånekassen’s website

Lånekassens P-skjema

Exchange with A+ (pdf)

Other Scholarships:

The Explorer’s Club

The Explorer’s club has a proud tradition of exploration and pioneering, and looks toward the future by recognizing the importance of new ideas and avenues of exploration. Students may apply for High School grants meant to foster a new generation of explorers dedicated to the advancement of the scientific knowledge of our world.

Amount: Range from $500 to $5,000. They recommend keeping the budget realistic. Only a few grants may be awarded at the $5,000 level.

How to apply:

To apply, go to grants.explorers.org

Tall Ships America Scholarships

Tall Ships America offers a variety of scholarship and grant opportunities designed to support the sail training industry, make the sail training experience available to a broader range of people, and assist young people in getting to sea under sail. Two scholarships are relevant for students of A+ World Academy:

Henry H. Anderson, Jr. Sail Training Scholarship
For: Students age 14 years to 19 with a demonstrated need for financial assistance who are genuinely interested experiencing sail training and education under sail. Preference will be given to those applications who are from the Pacific Northwest. 

Amount: Up to 75% of program fee; maximum award - $750

How to apply: A student must complete an application (An incomplete application will not be considered for funding.) The applicant may contact the Tall Ships America office for guidance in completion and submission of the application. This is how you apply:

First, complete the application to A+ World Academy and advise the school that you are applying for a Tall Ships America financial assistance scholarship.

Download an application form for the Henry H. Anderson, Jr. Sail Training Scholarship from the Tall Ships America Web site and complete it in full.

Write a description of what you feel you will achieve by participating in the sail training experience. Guidelines for submitting this information are included in the application form.

Send a copy of your A+ Application, Henry H. Anderson, Jr. Sail Training Scholarship Application form and the description to Tall Ships America via first class mail and to A+ World Academy electronically via email.

 Applications should be typewritten or legibly printed.

When to apply: At least four (4) months prior to the start of your school year at A+ World Academy

Website: http://www.sailtraining.org/grants/HHAscholarships.php

Ernestine Bennett Memorial Sail Training Scholarship

For: Students 14 years old or older with a demonstrated need for financial assistance who are genuinely interested in experiencing sail training and education under sail. Preference will be given to those applications who are from the Pacific Northwest. 

How to apply: A student must complete an application (An incomplete application will not be considered for funding.) The applicant may contact the Tall Ships America office for guidance in completion and submission of the application. This is how you apply:

First, complete the application to A+ World Academy and advise the school that you are applying for a Tall Ships America financial assistance scholarship.

Download an application form for the Ernestine Bennett Memorial Scholarship from the Tall Ships America Web site and complete it in full.

Write a description of what you feel that you will achieve by participating in the sail training experience. Guidelines for submitting this information are included in the application form.

Send a copy of your A+ Application, Ernestine Bennett Memorial Scholarship Application form and the description to Tall Ships America via first class mail and to A+ World Academy electronically via email.

Please note that applications should be typewritten or legibly printed.

When to apply: At least four (4) months prior to the start of your school year at A+ World Academy

Website: www.sailtraining.org/grants/EBscholarships.php

CSN: Centrala studiestödsnämnden

CSN is a scholarship for Swedish students who want to study high school outside of Sweden. The grants consist of studiebidrag and inackorderingstillägg.

For: Swedish students attending high school abroad

Amount: Approximately 30-40.000 SEK

How to apply:

Fill out the application form “Ansökan om studiehjälp för studier utanför Sverige” and send it to CSN. You should send it in by june 30th.

You can find the application form here: https://www.csn.se