Sending your children to international programs can be a very exciting opportunity for them, but sometimes families have concerns about the cost of providing these opportunities. Because CISV is a totally volunteer organization, the costs of our programs are quite reasonable relative to other international opportunities that you might investigate for your children. However, we recognize that some families may need additional financial support, so the Smoky Mountain Chapter strives to help defray some of the costs for those families who could not otherwise participate in CISV programs. Partial financial assistance may be available to applicants receiving Invitations to Travel. The Smoky Mountain Chapter is pleased to be able to extend full scholarship assistance, on special consideration of circumstances of individual applicants. A confidential Financial Aid Application (including the disclosure of personal financial records) is required. For more information contact SmokyMtnScholarship@cisvusa.org.
Determination of assistance will be based on applicant need and availability of the Chapter’s financial aid funds.