The ESU Secondary School Exchange Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship providing tuition, room and board for scholars to spend a year between high school and college at a British boarding school.
During this "extra" year of high school, these young scholars have new academic and social experiences in another country and culture. Through this year abroad, the SSE scholars gain independence, a global outlook, and increased maturity that benefit them at college and in their future careers.
ESU SSE Scholars describe their experience abroad as a most formative time in their lives, and many go on to become active alumni of their host schools and members of the English-Speaking Union.
The ESU SSE Scholarship is open to high school seniors for the year immediately following graduation. SSE candidates must be U.S. Citizens and demonstrate strong scholastic achievement, extra-curricular participation, leadership, and personal character. If offered an ESU SSE Scholarship to a UK boading school, the student must accept the place.
"I will never forget my SSE year, the friends I made, and its profound effect on my development."
-- Eliot Macy, Westminster School