Thanks to the generosity of its alumni, Sweet Briar College JYF in Paris is able to award upwards of $60,000 in scholarships each year to students studying on our program. The JYF Scholarship is intended to help students defray the costs of studying in Paris with JYF. Scholarship awards may range from $500-$4,000 per semester depending on assessed need. All accepted students are eligible but priority will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. Students currently receiving financial aid at their home institution must provide documentation from their financial aid office.

Consideration will be based upon both need and merit, as determined by students’ financial aid status, academic records, references, essay, and other information included in the scholarship application and the program application.


Please submit the scholarship application along with your online JYF in Paris program application by the following deadlines:

  • March 15 — Fall semester and year programs
  • October 15 — Spring semester programs

JYF Scholarship Funds

JYF’s scholarships come from JYF program alumni who have chosen to donate or set up endowed funds in honor of past professors, staff or directors and to support future generations of JYF participants. Among others, the following are some of the funds from which scholarships come:

  • Carol Starr Denis Memorial Fund
  • John Matthew Scholarship Fund
  • Arthur Bates Memorial Fund
  • Robert G. Marshall 25th Anniversary Scholarship Fund
  • Mariana Gomez Ferré Scholarship Fund
  • Emile Langlois Fund (financial aid fund)

Other Scholarships