The Hessian Red Cross branch, Volunta, participates in the scholarship program of the AJA (working group of non-profit youth exchange organizations) for international student exchange. Interested young people can apply for a partial scholarship for the program year 2023/2024 with departure in the summer of 2023 until September 30, 2022.
Volunta awards five partial scholarships under the AJA scholarship program. The respective amount of aid depends on the financial situation of each family and amounts to a maximum of 2,000 euros for Volunta. The scholarship can be applied for for a year or six months abroad in all of Volunta’s target countries: USA, Ireland, Canada, Spain and South Africa. Candidates must be between 15 and 17 years old at the start of the program. When awarding the partial scholarship, not only the family’s financial situation is taken into account, but also the candidate’s willingness to get involved in a social project. Partial scholarships do not have to be reimbursed.
Like other AJA members, Volunta wishes to contribute to equal opportunities and educational justice with the AJA scholarship. “The student exchange educational module should be open to all interested young people – regardless of their parents’ financial resources,” says Peter Battenberg, CEO of Volunta.
Application information at www.volunta.de/schueler Austausch and at https://aja-org.de/aja-stipendium/.
About AJA – working group for non-profit youth exchanges
AJA is the umbrella organization of eight non-profit youth exchange organizations in Germany. Its members run long-term education-focused student exchange programs around the world and promote intercultural learning, understanding, personal responsibility, tolerance and respect for different ways of life.
Information at www.aja-org.de.
Volunta is a non-profit branch of the German Red Cross in Hesse. Volunta advises and supports young people in their voluntary service in Hesse and abroad. Additionally, Volunta organizes student exchanges in Ireland, Canada, Spain, South Africa and the United States.
More information at www.volunta.de.
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