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Scholarship Guidelines

CISV Brandywine Valley provides scholarships to ensure that the CISV experience is accessible to all qualified participants regardless of financial situation. Scholarship awards are limited, and they are dependent upon the CISV funds available and the degree of need among applicants in any given year. Financial assistance will be based on documented need with priority given to individuals who have made significant contributions to the chapter. Applications are received and reviewed in strict confidence, and applicants may be required to meet with the Scholarship Committee to provide additional information.

CISV program costs include participation fees, travel expenses, insurance, and emergency money. These costs are itemized and estimated annually in each program application. Inaddition to the incidental expenses related to participating in the program, all program costs which are not offset by scholarship assistance will be the responsibility of the participating family.Please see criteria for minimum family financial responsibility for each program, as outlined below. Any unused scholarship money awarded must be refunded to the CISV Brandywine ValleyChapter.

After the Scholarship Committee has reviewed the applications and decisions have been made by the Executive Committee, the applicants will be notified. Approved applications willalso be forwarded to the National CISV Scholarship Committee for possible additional award (maximum assistance from CISV National is $125).

Application

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE:

  • Complete the application and submit to Scholarship Committee
  • Be accepted as a delegate in the program according to established CISV selection criteria
  • Volunteer to work in support of CISV for two years (as is required of all program participants’ families).

Minimum Family Financial Responsibility:

VILLAGE

  • Remainder of program costs not funded by scholarship
  • The $20 application fee
  • Family membership dues
  • National costume, spending money and preparation expenses
  • (e.g. passport/visa, physical exam, gifts, etc.)

INTERCHANGE

  • Remainder of program costs not funded by scholarship
  • The $20 application fee
  • Family membership dues
  • Expense of hosting partner in the U.S. (amount varies, usually from $500 to $1,000)
  • Delegation preparation expenses
  • (e.g. passport/visa, physical exam, gifts, costumes and food for national night, etc.)
  • Spending money during travel phase (estimated at $200 - $300)

SUMMER CAMP

  • Remainder of program costs not funded by scholarship
  • The $20 application fee
  • Family membership dues
  • National costume, spending money and preparation expenses
  • (e.g. passport/visa, physical exam, gifts, etc.)

JUNIOR COUNSELOR

  • Remainder of program costs not funded by scholarship
  • The $20 application fee
  • Family membership dues
  • National costume, spending money and preparation expenses
  • (e.g. passport/visa, physical exam, gifts, etc.)

SEMINAR CAMP

  • Remainder of program costs not funded by scholarship
  • The $20 application fee
  • Family membership dues
  • Spending money and preparation expenses (e.g. passport/visa, physical examination, gifts, etc.)

The Brandywine Valley CISV Board reserves the right to modify this policy as necessary at any time.

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