Helping Hands Scholarship

The Helping Hands Scholarship evolved from WorldStrides employees’ belief in the value of educational student travel, as well as our commitment to providing educational and travel opportunities to deserving students.

For the past ten years, WorldStrides employees have sponsored and raised money year-round through a variety of internal fundraisers to support the Helping Hands Scholarship. Funds raised, combined with a matching donation from WorldStrides, are used to provide Helping Hands scholarships for WorldStrides Discoveries travelers.

Some of these  internal fundraisers to fund the Helping Hands Scholarship include gift basket raffles, bake sales, pizza lunches, and raffles for things like trips, electronics, and more. WorldStrides is proud to be able to help students take the trip of a lifetime as part of our Discoveries programs.

The Helping Hands Scholarship is available to students traveling with our Discoveries programs only. Program Leaders are able to nominate deserving student(s) during select time periods each year, and a committee of WorldStrides employees awards full and partial scholarships to the most deserving students.

Students who display the following characteristics are considered for this scholarship:

  • Inability to afford this educational experience due to dire hardship or circumstance (e.g. deceased parents, terminal illness, etc.)
  • Genuine interest in the field of study relevant to the particular program (e.g., history, science, etc.)
  • Active member of the community (i.e., he/she participates in local organizations, school groups, teams, etc.)

Find out more about other financial assistance opportunities for your trip here.