One of the most frequently asked questions we get asked is, “Do we offer scholarships?” At the beginning of each year, Greenheart Travel accepts applications for the First Time Traveler Scholarships, which grants up to $14,000 towards a Greenheart Travel program for those who have never traveled own their own.
The scholarship is open to anyone in good standing with their school or place of employment who has a strong desire for a cultural immersion experience.
However, we realize that not everyone is able to receive this scholarship, which is why we want to showcase some of the other scholarships out there that might be able to make your travel dreams a reality.
The Gap Year Escape Scholarship is designed for those in the online business world. An amount of $500 will be given to one student who is pursuing a career in Marketing, Business, Journalism, Media, Communications, or related fields.
Past Greenheart Travelers have been awarded this scholarship, for work on our Volunteer Abroad programs. We recommend if you are looking into our volunteer abroad programs to consider applying for a grant with them.
AllPeopleBeHappy foundation was established on August 29, 2007 by the family and friends of Eric Tang, following his untimely death at the young age of 25. The Foundation was borne out of Eric’s hope that All People Be Happy, which he used as the pseudonym for his blog.
Established by Earth Island Institute in 2000, the Brower Youth Award for Environmental Leadership honors environmental advocate David Brower, who said, “I love to see what young people can do before someone old tells them it’s impossible.” The scholarship aims to help those involved in a sustainability project. The six recipients are given $3,000, as well as a professionally produced short film about their work with the environment by an Emmy award-winning crew. Plus, a flight and lodging to a week-long stay in the San Fransico Bay Area, where recipients will receive coaching and leadership activities.
HI USA has created the Explore the World Travel Scholarships, that grant $2,000 to help finance international trip that includes an educational or service component.
The Travel Access Project (TAP) Grants are $3,000 towards travel or education costs associated with the recipient’s Gap Year. Up to ten recipients will be selected during the 2019-20 academic year. They will also receive student membership in the Gap Year Association, video calls with Sean, Jenn & TAP Grant recipients, a travel backpack, and discounts from partner organizations.
Mesothemiola.net offers a specialized scholarship for currently enrolled university student who has been affected by cancer. Applicants are eligible for a $2,000 award to support university studies or a gap year experience.