Costa Rican Vacations Scholarship

August 28th, 2014 by Jonathan Frankel

drawn money tree 179234584Costa Rican Vacations Scholarship
Deadline: February 15

If you’re enrolled to receive an undergraduate degree at a US based university and are studying a field of tourism, sustainable development or sustainable tourism, you will want to check out this scholarship! Every year two students are awarded the Costa Rican Vacations Scholarship in the amount of $1000. Students do not need to be of a certain nationality, however, they must be enrolled in a US college or university and have a minimum GPA of 2.8. Proof of enrollment and GPA status will be required in order to apply.

Other items that applicants must submit include the following:

  1. An original 600-700 word essay explaining why you chose the tourism field and what career goals related to tourism you wish to accomplish. The judging panel “will select the winner they feel demonstrates the greatest desire and innovation.”
  2. A cover letter with the following:
  •   Full name
  •   School
  •   Field of Study
  •   Year of School
  •   Phone Number
  •   Email Address

This document must be saved as a PDF under a name that reflects the following: lastname-firstname-costa-rican-vacations-essay.pdf.

This scholarship is sponsored by Costa Rican Vacations, a travel agency in Costa Rica that launched in 1999. Costa Rican Vacations was started by two roommates, and now has a staff of over 80 full- time professionals throughout three countries.

This scholarship is not automatically renewed each year, however, eligible students are able to re-apply. If you would like more information on how to apply for this scholarship you can visit here.


Don’t Miss Our LIVE Hangout: Finding Your Study Abroad Loan

August 14th, 2014 by Jennifer Frankel

Study abroad loans are available for US citizens and permanent residents planning to study abroad. It doesn’t matter if you will be doing a short-term study abroad program through your college, or if you will be doing a full degree program abroad – you are eligible for a ton of financial aid!

Education Abroad488327243Want to learn more? Our student loan specialist, Bryanna Davis, will be hosting a LIVE Google Hangout on-air to help you get the financial aid you need to make your international dreams a reality. Student loans can cover your total educational costs, including your tuition, transportation, housing, books, etc.

Mark your calendars for tomorrow:
Friday, August 15, 2014
11:00 am EST
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Tomorrow’s discussion on Finding Your Study Abroad Loan will discuss the various types of student loans available, including federal and private student loans. It can be confusing, so let our Student Loan Specialist help you navigate the process, from start to finish.

Do you have questions lingering in the back of your head? Ask them now, or bring your questions to the Hangout and we’ll answer them live on air.

See you tomorrow, Friday August 15, 2014, at 11:00 am EST!

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Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship

August 14th, 2014 by Jonathan Frankel

Portrait of a boy with the map of the world painted on his face.Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship
Deadline: December 19

Trying to get ready for your study abroad journey and find more financial aid? If so, apply for the Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship. Tortuga Backpacks specializes in carry-on sized bags for travelers who are preparing for city adventures and wants to give back to one lucky traveler. This biannual award is once again open for you to apply if you meet the necessary criteria!

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you do not need to be attending a specific school or studying a certain field- however, you must be a US citizen or US permanent resident studying abroad- or be a student visa holder. You must also be a full time undergraduate student in good standing with your college or university, be attending a degree granting college or university in the US, and have applied for a study abroad program that will help you receive credit toward your degree.

Before applying, students should read all instructions and eligibility requirements on the Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship to ensure they are eligible to apply.

If you meet the criteria of eligibility and want to apply, complete the application form found at the link in the Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship listing before the deadline of December 19th at 11:59pm PST.

The Scholarship winner will be announced January 5th through the Tortuga Backpacks blog and social media accounts. One winner will receive $1,000 for their study abroad journey.

Tortuga Backpacks was founded in 2010 by childhood best friends Fred Perrotta and Jeremy Michael Cohen after a backpacking trip to Eastern Europe. Their mission is to “to help people take amazing trips.” Read more so you can enter to win before December 19th for a chance to win!