Application and Selection Process

  • Application forms are available from the Main Office and World Language Offices at North and the Goodwin House Office at South, as well as from those teachers organizing specific overseas programs. There are two deadlines for applications throughout the year: October 23 and January 15. Applications should be turned in to the mailbox of Samantha Mandel, Global Education Programs Manager, in the main office of your school.
    The 2017-18 GELF application can be downloaded here

    The application consists of four parts:

    1. A personal contact information form
    2. A statement of financial need
    3. A personal statement
    4. Teacher, counselor, and dean recommendations.

    The GELF committee will review all applications. Applicants will be evaluated primarily on the basis of demonstrated need; however, a number of other factors, including academic record, recommendations, personal statement, and interview results will also be considered. Students may only receive one GELF scholarship during their tenure in the Newton Public Schools. The size and number of awards in any given year may vary.

    All recipients of GELF scholarships will be required to submit a reflective project about their international experience. In addition, they may be asked to speak about their experience fr GELF fund raising activities.

    For further information about the Fund, please contact Samantha Mandel at