Explore the World Travel Scholarships provide $2,000 to help recipients finance their international trip as long as they have an educational or service component to their itinerary.
Who can apply? Permanent US residents between 18 – 30 years of age attending school in one of the select metropolitan areas where HI USA has a community presence. Candidates must plan to take a trip between now and August 31, 2017. The application deadline is May 15, 2016.
This year, United Planet is pleased to offer three $500 Student Scholarships toward any of our Short or Long-Term individual Quest programs departing in 2016. We invite all students to apply, whether you are currently attending high school, college, or graduate school. Applications for United Planet Student Scholarships will be accepted until May 2, 2016.
Who Can Apply? All currently enrolled high school, college, or graduate students are eligible to apply for a United Planet Student Scholarship. Applicants must be first-time Quest participants and must travel on their Quest in 2016.
The AUA Mosaic Scholarship is a program that is increasing the number of Unofficial Ambassadors to the Muslim World who represent America in all its diversity. The program provides scholarships to support Americans volunteering with an AUA Directory-listed organization in a Muslim-majority country. Scholarships up to $5,000 can be used to cover program fees and/or travel.
Who Can Apply? American citizens who plan to volunteer for a week to a year in a Muslim-majority country may apply. Successful applicants will convey their commitment and capacity to build people-to-people partnerships through volunteer service. Successful candidates will also have superior oral and written communication skills, demonstrating their ability to write or film captivating blog posts and give engaging public presentations about their volunteer experience.
The Ambassadors Giving Scholarship Foundation “administers a scholarship fund that awards scholarships to deserving persons that enhance international understanding and friendship.” The foundation is currently awarding scholarships (worth $750) to students who plan to volunteer abroad in 2016.
Who Can Apply? The Global Volunteer Scholarships are available to any student age 16 and up traveling in 2016 for the purpose of service or volunteerism with a qualifying service organization. The recipient will be selected based upon their commitment to service, financial need, and past volunteer and service achievements. Applications are due on February 26, 2016.
The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $15,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. The award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career.
Who Can Apply? Any senior graduating from a U.S. college or university is eligible for the award. This includes non-U.S. citizens.
LIVFund was established in 2011 in order to recognize and proudly support study, internship, and volunteer opportunities in Latin America. LIVFund has been designed for anyone who wants to learn, intern or volunteer (LIV) in Latin America and is seeking financial assistance in order to offset program or living abroad expenses. Two $500 scholarships are awarded per month.
Who Can Apply? The scholarship is open to anyone over the age of 18 interested in learning, interning or volunteering abroad in Latin America. Candidates may apply for the LIVFund Scholarship at any time, beginning six months in advance of their program start date.
Go Overseas offers two $500 scholarships for individuals to volunteer or intern abroad in the spring and fall each year—travelers are invited to volunteer with any organization of their choosing. The award is distributed directly to the volunteer organization itself, which ensures that the funds are used entirely for the project.
Who Can Apply? Any and all nationalities are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
Allianz Global Assistance is offering six $2,500 scholarships for learning-focused international trips. Applicants must submit a short video or essay between October 12 and November 13, 2015, describing how international travel would impact their life.
Who Can Apply? U.S. citizens or residents over the age of 14.
Your university or college may be the best place to start looking for scholarships to help you realize your dream of volunteering abroad. Get in touch with the International Office on your campus and tell them your plans – they may offer stipends, grants, or scholarships to help you raise your Quest fee.
Employers often offer a matching program which can be a great resource for employees wishing to dedicate their vacation to volunteer work. Inquire at work to see if your company provides this service.