WorldStrides is proud to offer three student scholarships for travelers participating on 2020 WorldStrides faculty-led programs.


This scholarship program evolved from our belief in the value of higher-ed global travel and commitment to providing inspiring and experiential academic opportunities to university students. These $3,000 awards are open to undergraduate and graduate students traveling on a WorldStrides faculty-led program departing in 2020. (Executive students are not eligible.)


The scholarship application requires the following documents prior to submission:

  • Personal statement (2 – 4 pages): “Explain the importance and impact of global experiential student travel in today’s society, and how this scholarship will contribute to you achieving your own education and career goals.”
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Unofficial transcript from the student’s university*
  • Option to include additional documentation you’d like the committee to consider

Click here to access the 2020 Higher Ed Traveler Scholarship form.

*First year students who have not accumulated enough credit hours to generate an unofficial transcript may submit a letter of good standing in its place.

Key Dates:

Higher Ed Traveler Scholarship (1) – Spring Programs:

  • Spring 2020 travelers must apply by November 8, 2019.
  • For students on group travel programs departing (January 1, 2020 – March 31, 2020)

Higher Ed Traveler Scholarships (2) – Summer Programs:

  • Summer 2020 travelers must apply by March 13, 2020. Deadline extended to April 1, 2020.
  • For students on group travel programs departing (April 1, 2020 – July 15, 2020)


Selected applicants will be notified approximately 5 weeks after the appropriate application deadline.

Congratulations to our Spring 2019 scholarship recipients!


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Terms & Conditions for Higher Ed Traveler Scholarship