Global L.E.A.D. strongly believes that international experiences should be made available to as many qualified students as possible. The Global L.E.A.D. Program (LEADERSHIP, EDUCATION, ADVENTURE, DIPLOMACY) is committed to making international travel a possibility no matter what. Therefore, we will provide numerous scholarships to students on our programs. Please look at the following descriptions below and let us know if you have any questions!

Scholarship Application Deadlines

You must apply for a LeadAbroad program before you can apply for these scholarships. Here are the steps!

1. Complete the three steps for your LeadAbroad application. Fill out your online application, request your official transcript and submit Payment #1 ($100 application fee + $400 deposit).

2. Click on the application link below for your selected scholarship and answer the relevant questions.

3. Review your answers and click “Submit.” After doing so, you can no longer make any changes to your application.

4. You will receive an email confirmation that your application has been successfully submitted. You are all set!

Available Scholarships

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Amount: $500
Deadline: November 30, December 31, January 31, February 28
Awarded: 1-2 weeks after each application deadline
Link: Apply here

We are seeking to honor LEAD Scholars based on the foundation of our non-profit. Global L.E.A.D Program (Leadership Education Adventure Diplomacy). Leadership is the main focus of the curriculum where students discover leadership models to understand their personal leadership style. Education happens both inside and outside the classroom via city tours, guest speakers and service partnerships. Every day on the ground includes adrenaline adventures like shark cage diving, safari, hiking and biking. And finally, students experience hands on diplomacy by creating afterschool programs for students in the townships of Cape Town and community centers of Athens.   Global L.E.A.D program’s story began with a 100-day trip from Kenya to Cape Town, where we learned about ourselves, each other and the world while speaking at leadership conferences in Nairobi, learning from locals in Rwanda, rafting the Nile River in Uganda and serving in the townships of Cape Town, South Africa. We know the power of LEAD and we want students who will embrace and share our vision. We believe this holistic approach to study abroad and life is necessary to achieve success and fulfillment.

Qualifications include: LEAD Scholars are those who believe values, passion and service are not only driving factors of success but the very foundation for life. All students with a 2.5 GPA and significant leadership and service experience are eligible and encouraged to apply.


Harrison Willingham Scholarship
Amount: $2000 (up to two scholarships available)
Deadline: To be released in fall 2015
Awarded: Two weeks after application deadline
Link: Apply here

This scholarship was generously created to honor the life of Harrison Willingham, an alumni from the LEAD Cape Town Class of 2011. On the program and at home, Harrison was known for his easy smile, agile mind, quick wit and endless kindness. Over 140 individuals contributed to the scholarship to celebrate Harrison’s life and his love for the four pillars of LEAD – Leadership, Education, Adventure and Diplomacy.

Qualifications include: The Harrison Willingham Scholarship seeks to honor a male student who shares Harrison’s passions for exploration, history, authentic friendships and serving others. Any male with a 2.5 GPA is encouraged to apply.

Diversity Scholarship for LEAD Cape Town
Amount: $1000
Deadline: To be released in fall 2015
Awarded: Two weeks after application deadline
Link: Apply here

This $1,000 scholarship is generously provided by a past LeadAbroad student’s family for an African American LEAD Cape Town applicant who has a desire to develop their leadership skills and has a passion for service.

Qualifications include: Applicants must demonstrate a passion for service, desire to grow as a leader and to get involved in his/her local community. Any African American student with a 2.5 GPA is encouraged to apply.


“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.”