Overview

Greenheart Travel wants to help you travel for a change with our scholarship and grant opportunities abroad. To help you learn a language, study, teach or volunteer abroad check out our scholarship opportunities listed in the tabs on the left.

All scholarships have currently been awarded for the 2017 cycle. We will be releasing details about the 2018 scholarships in Fall 2017. As soon as the 2018 scholarships are available, they will be published here. Until then, we do not have an exact date or details about the 2018 scholarships. 

We receive lots of questions regarding scholarships. Before sending us an email, we recommend that you read through the commonly asked questions we receive.

Explorer Scholarship

Greenheart Travel Global Explorer Scholarship

All scholarships have currently been awarded for 2017. We will be releasing details about the 2018 scholarships in Fall 2017. Please check back for updates.

Greenheart Travel is excited to offer the opportunity for high school students to broaden their perspective through study and language immersion programs abroad through our Greenheart Travel Global Explorer Scholarship. Scholarship winners will be chosen based on academic merit and financial need, as well as a submitted writing sample and photo essay.

High school students will have the chance to apply for select programs as a Global Explorer Scholarship.

Greenheart Travel scholarship winners are open-minded, curious about the world and passionate about experiencing new countries, cultures and languages. Scholarship winners will be featured on Greenheart Travel’s website, social sites and blog feed, as well as have a personal author page to highlight their experience on college applications.

Below is a rough outline of the application process.

1) Talk with your teacher, coach or school educator about your interest in the Global Explorer Scholarship and to ask them to nominate you for the program award of your choice.

2) To receive the scholarship application, your teacher or referral will need to email the appropriate Greenheart Travel contact listed below, with the subject heading: Global Scholarship Nomination.

3) Once we receive your nomination, we will send the application for you to submit, along with instructions on how to submit the following:

  • Name and phone number of teacher/coach acting as referral contact
  • Completed proof of income document
  • Signed terms and conditions with signatures of both student and parent agreeing to the program requirements
  • Written essay and photo essay in word documents
  • Video introduction

Blogger Scholarship

Greenheart Travel Correspondent Scholarship

All scholarships have currently been awarded for 2017. We will be releasing details about the 2018 scholarships in Fall 2017. Please check back for updates.

Greenheart Travel is excited to offer the opportunity for travelers to experience life abroad while honing their skills as a writer, photographer and videographer through our Greenheart Travel Correspondent Scholarship opportunities.

High school travelers will have the chance to apply for select programs as a Travel Correspondent Scholarship applicant.

Scholarship winners will be chosen based on their ability to creatively share their cultural exchange experience demonstrated in their submitted writing sample, photo essay, and video submission.

Greenheart Travel participants are open-minded, curious about the world and passionate about experiencing new countries, cultures and languages. Scholarship winners will be featured on Greenheart Travel’s website, social sites and blog feed, as well as have a personal author page.

 

Scholarship FAQs

We receive many, many emails regarding scholarships. Before sending us your questions, we recommend that you read through the commonly asked questions we receive about scholarships below. We hope this will help you get the information you need!

Can I apply for multiple Greenheart Travel scholarships?

No, you can only submit one scholarship application per scholarship cycle.

Do I need to apply for the program at the same time that I apply for the scholarship?

Yes, in order to be considered for the scholarship, you need to submit an active application for the program at the same time. They can be submitted simultaneously or in sequence with one another.

Do I need to submit my deposit before I know if I have been awarded the scholarship?

If you are applying for the full-ride Global Explorer scholarship, a deposit is not required with your program application. If you are applying for the partial Travel Correspondent scholarship, a non-refundable deposit is due with your program application.

If I am not awarded the scholarship, will my deposit be refunded?

No. All program deposits are non-refundable in the event of cancellation or inability to enroll in the program.

How is the partial Travel Correspondent scholarship administered?

If awarded the partial scholarship, you will receive half the scholarship right away in the form of a program fee discount. Then you will be refunded the remaining scholarship amount after completing the necessary requirements for the scholarship.

How many people usually apply for Greenheart Travel’s scholarships?

We have a limited number of scholarships and each year we receive anywhere from 40-150 scholarship applications.

Does Greenheart Travel have other financial aid?

We do not offer other forms of financial aid at this time. We do offer a guide for fundraising and many past participants have had success using these resources, including Jaime who wrote a wonderful blog about her unique fundraising efforts.

If I find a scholarship from another organization outside of Greenheart Travel, can I apply it to my program fee?

Yes! We welcome you to find funding opportunities from all over, and we can accept scholarship credit from other organizations, foundations or from fundraising efforts.

What should be included in my letter of recommendation?

The letters of recommendation should be from a teacher, manager, or councilor who can speak for your character, leadership skills, international experience or work experience. They should speak about why you would be a good fit for this program and what skills you should bring to the program.

 

Awardees

If chosen as a Greenheart Travel scholarship recipient, you will be required to demonstrate how you are active in your Greenheart Travel program through various obligations before, during and after your program. Details on blog topics and deadlines will be discussed on a required Skype call prior to your program departure.

  • Pre-Program
    • Submit one blog or video 2 weeks BEFORE your program Start Date introducing yourself and why you are excited to travel on your program and what you hope to learn while abroad.
  • During Program
    • Submit written blog posts and 3-5 photos or a video by discussed deadlines prior to departure. Depending on the program, this could mean submitting a weekly article or once every 3 weeks.
  • After Program
    • Submit one blog or video 2 weeks AFTER your program end date reflecting on what you learned, favorite part of the program and tips for anyone wanting to travel abroad.

Read blogs from  previous scholarship winners or watch Kat’s vlog all about her time in Japan as a Global Explorer scholarship winner:

If selected as a Greenheart Travel scholarship winner, you will agree to:

  • Meet all obligations before, during and after the program
  • Sign and agree to the outlined Terms & Conditions of the scholarship program provided during the application process
  • Be a potential mentor for future Greenheart Travelers
  • Participate in possible future Greenheart Travel alumni focus groups
  • Agree to leave a review about their program experience on GoOverseas.com

Additional terms and conditions:

  • Travel start dates must be in 2018 to receive the scholarship award.
  • Spending money and other in-country costs are the responsibility of the scholarship winner.
  • Flight costs will be covered for Global Explorer scholarship but not for the Travel Correspondent scholarship.

Greenheart Grants

Greenheart Grants are funds awarded to Greenheart Travel participants and alumni to use for community development projects in their host or home country. A Greenheart Grant is the opportunity to create, improve, or maintain an impactful, community-focused project abroad or at home. Grant funds could be applied to supporting women’s cooperatives, schools, community centers, or health clinics, for example. Grant winners will be featured on our website, social media, and blog.

Project Criteria

Collaboration: The community should be the catalyst for the project. Community members must participate in all stages of the project from the planning, implementation, and maintenance.

Sustainability: The project should have a clear plan to sustain itself after you leave. The more the community collaborates, the easier it will be to sustain the project.

Positive Community Impact: The project must clearly benefit the community as a whole and not one individual.

Get inspired by our past Greenheart Grant winners and read their stories.

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a current or past participant in a Greenheart Travel Program and submit all required documents and application details by outlined deadlines. 
  • Complete the application on the Greenheart Club website
  • If awarded, the winner must agree to submit photos, a blog, and other documentation of their project to Greenheart Travel to share with our community.

Deadlines 

  • Grants are awarded following three deadlines each year on January 1st, May 1st, and October 1st.

For Host Families

Have you hosted with Greenheart Exchange in the past? That’s great, you are eligible for our Host Family Circle Scholarships!

We encourage our American-based Greenheart host family members to expand their own cultural experience by taking advantage of the Host Family Circle Scholarships, a program that provides scholarships on Greenheart Travel Programs to all immediate host family members. All Greenheart host families can receive the following off any Greenheart Travel program fee.

Please Note: This scholarship does not apply in conjunction with other discount offerings.

Greenheart Host Families that host for less than one full semester:

  • $100 discount only on Greenheart Travel short-term programs (Volunteer, Teen Summer Language Camps or Teach in a Homestay programs)
  • $300 discount on High School Abroad programs

Greenheart Host Families that host for one full semester or more:

  • $200 discount only on Greenheart Travel short-term programs (Volunteer, Teen Summer Language Camps or Teach in a Homestay programs)
  • $500 discount on High School Abroad programs

Note: Programs must start within 12 months of the last date the host family served as a host to a Greenheart participant.