WE SUPPORT YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WANT TO FURTHER THEIR EDUCATION IN THE USA WITH OUR CONTRIBUTIONS.
In addition to organizing attractive events, scholarships are the other very important commitment of the Swiss-American Society. Each year, SAS awards a total of 15,000 to 20,000 Swiss francs to five to seven scholarship recipients. The scholarship fund is financed through contributions of SAS members and various third parties. Between 2011 and 2021, we awarded 55 scholarships and were thus able to give young people the chance to study in the USA and get to know and appreciate the country.
Do you dream of studying or spending a semester abroad in the U.S., for example to work on your Master’s thesis? Apply for our scholarships.
Here are some experiences from former students supported by a SAS scholarship.
«During my time at Stanford, I had the good fortune to work with many inspiring people. I met scientists from all over the world who are passionate about their work and who gave me new input for my career planning. I am very grateful for the support of the Swiss-American Society.»
Alicia Lipsky, former scholarship holder, 2015
«This is fantastic news! Thank you very much for this extremely generous contribution! Of course, it is an honor for me to become a member of the Swiss-American Society after graduation.»
Verena Göswein, former scholarship holder, 2015
«It would be difficult to exaggerate the importance of that scholarship for my professional development leading up to the doctorate 1958 and the subsequent 37-year-career at the World Bank.»
Hans Wyss, former scholarship holder, 1958
WHO CAN APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP?
Swiss citizens with residence in Switzerland
People of other nationalities who have a long-term relationship with Switzerland and have been a resident of Switzerland for at least five years
WHAT REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET?
Swiss university or technical college degree (at least a Bachelor)
Letter of admission to an outstanding university in the USA
WHICH CRITERIA WILL BE USED TO ASSESS AN APPLICATION?
The stay in the USA must be meaningful, with a clear goal in mind
Good qualifications are important. However, artists and other non-conventional applicants can also apply, provided they have good qualifications and a track record.
Personal financial circumstances and those of the parents play a major role in the assessment. If the parent’s financial circumstances are good, then applicants will not be considered.
HOW TO APPLY?
Please fill out our scholarship application form (PDF). Send us the completed form, together with all the required documents mentioned. These required documents are needed to evaluate an application. Please note: Incomplete applications will not be further considered. As a general rule, we will inform the applicants within six weeks whether a scholarship can be considered or not.
I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT MY APPLICATION. WHO CAN I CONTACT?
The chairman of the scholarship committee, Ralph Müller, will be happy to answer all your questions. Please send us an e-mail and tell us the best time to reach you by telephone.