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Volunteer Abroad Scholarships and Grants
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?
Creative Learning welcomes applications from American citizens who plan to volunteer for a week to a year in a Muslim-majority country. 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.
VFPServ provides grants to assist skilled Americans wanting to volunteer abroad. VFPServ grants (ranging from $500 to $1000) are individual, non-renewable and are designated to offset travel, insurance and local living costs of short-term international volunteer assignments. Successful candidates are current working professionals and will be volunteering abroad in a project within their professional field.
The Glimpse Correspondents Program is for talented writers and photographers with a passion for storytelling. Supported in part by National Geographic Society, The Correspondents Program is for especially talented students specializing in writing or photography. Correspondents receive a $600 stipend, a professional editor, career training in writing and photography, guaranteed publication on Glimpse.org, and potential publication in National Geographic platforms. The program is open to anyone between the ages of 18 and 34 who will be volunteering for at least 10 weeks.
University Funds and Scholarships
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.
Corporate Matching Gifts
Employers often offer a matching program which can be a great resouce for employees wishing to dedicated their vacation to volunteer work. Inquire at work to see if your company provides this service.
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