What kind of financial help is available?

 

  1. Shasta Grants
  2. Visa financial support for J1 interns (temporary offer ends September 1st, 2021)
  3. AFAM zero-interest loan (prêt d’honneur de l'AFAM) for J1 and F1 holders
  4. Financial help offered by la SOCE and la Fondation (Louis Magne grant, loans etc)



For more information on these financial aids:


1. Shasta grants

Any Arts et Métiers student coming to the US for an internship may apply for AFAM financial support (Shasta Grant). Maximum amount of a Shasta grant is $4,000/student.

Conditions for application (all documents should be submitted in English)

  • Being currently enrolled as a student of Arts et Metiers.

  • Having an approved internship in the US – with approved VISA (J1).

  • A formal request for a financial support has to be sent to one of the AFAM board member/Community Manager.
    It must include the following information:

    • Resume
    • Description of the internship – including approval from the company providing internship
    • Accepted visa receipt
    • Motivation for the internship / financial support request
    • Two character references, attesting to the honesty, integrity, and earnestness of the applicant
    • An engagement of providing updated feedback to the board
    • A previsional budget (you can ask a community manager for a template)
    • Any other public aid should be disclosed in the application and the previsional budget (aid from MESR or any other la SOCE financial help)
  • Approval from a decisional committee delegated by the AFAM board empowered to make recommendation to assign – or not – a financial support upon request.
  • AFAM board formal vetting based on decisional committee to the board.

To proceed with your funding request or if you have any questions, please contact Albina Patou-Chebykina.


2. Visa financial support for J1 interns (offer ends on September 1st)

 

Any Arts et Métiers student coming to the US for an internship may apply for a visa financial support. This offer is temporary and will end on September 1st, 2021. The offer is for 30 first applicants

Maximum reimbursement per student: 50% of the actual visa cost (i.e. approx $500 - $800).

Conditions for application:

  • Being currently enrolled as a student of Arts et Metiers.

  • Having an approved internship in the US – with approved VISA (J1)


3. AFAM zero-interest loan (prêt d’honneur de l'AFAM) for J1 and F1 holders

Any Arts et Métiers student coming to the US for an internship or studies (exchange semester or parcours US) may apply for a zero-interest loan. Maximum amount of a loan is $4,000/student. The loan must be reimbursed latest by the end of the internship for interns, or by the end of third year of professional life for studies in the USA. Additional donation to support AFAM’s mission is encouraged.

 

Conditions for application:

  • Being currently enrolled as a student of Arts et Metiers.
  • A commitment to providing updated feedback to the board
  • A provisional budget (you can ask a community manager for a template)

 
4. Financial help offered by la SOCE and la Fondation (Louis Magne grant, loans etc.)

For more information please visit:

https://www.arts-et-metiers.asso.fr/

https://fondationartsetmetiers.org/