Scholarships to Fund Your Travel in 2019

Scholarships to Fund Your Travel in 2019

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.

Gap Year Escape Scholarship

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.


  • Must be working towards a degree (undergrad or maters) related to business, marketing, journalism, media or communications for the academic year 2018-2019
  • All applications need to come from a university email account and provide proof from the university that confirms the applicant is eligible
  • There is no citizenship requirement, granted they are enrolled at a US-based university

All People Be Happy Volunteer Service Awards

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.


  • The volunteer activity must be a part of a program run by an organization with U.S. 501(c)(3) tax status (Greenheart is!)
  • The activity must address at least one of the areas which align with the AllPeopleBeHappy foundation vision of ending extreme poverty: Education and Training, Health Care, or Sustainable Agriculture.
  • Applicant must be 18 or older before receiving the grant funds
  • Applicant must be a US Citizen or US Resident

Greenheart Travel’s reforestation project in Puerto Rico

Brower Youth Awards

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.


  • Must be between the ages of 13 and 22 as of May 1, 2019
  • Must live in North America (including Mexico, Canada, some Caribbean Islands) and US “Territories”

Explore The World Travel Scholarships

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.


  • Be 18 – 30 years of age at the time of application
  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident (possess Green Card)
  • Demonstrate financial need

Travel Access Project Grants

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.


  • No restrictions, all are welcome to apply

Mesothemiola.net Scholarship

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.


  • Must be a current full-time student at a two-year, four-year, community or junior college or pursuing a graduate degree in the US
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Be affected by cancer, either themselves or a family member

Learn more about Greenheart Travel's Scholarships

First Time Traveler Scholarship

3 thoughts on "Scholarships to Fund Your Travel in 2019"

  1. Godfred Boateng says:

    Please How Can I Apply For The Travel Access Project Grants For Summer Work & Travel 2021?

    1. Haldis Toppen says:

      Hello. For more details about the Summer Work Travel program, please complete this inquiry form: https://greenheartexchange.org/professional-exchange/work-and-travel/apply/

  2. Eyosiyas Bisrat says:

    Dear admissions,
    My name is Eyosiyas Bisrat. I am from Ethiopia. I will be 10th grader in the upcoming 2019/20 academic year. I got chance to learn in USA but I dont have money to afford the tuition. So,please if you can fully or partially fund me contact me via my email.

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