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.


  1. Safiqul Hasan says:

    I’m safiqul hassan from Bangladesh.i want to study in USA.Please suggest me can i get a chance without TOFFEL?

    My highest degree:
    RESULT:GPA 3:24 OUT OF 4.
    this degree complete after SSC(secondary school certificate).

    • Bryanna Davis says:

      Hi Safiqul,

      Thanks for your message.

      Most schools will require you to have an English Language Test score, however, there are a few schools that do not. The only way to know for sure if the school you are interested in requires you to take this test is to contact them directly regarding their requirements.

      Good luck!

  2. Peter says:

    i am peter kanema, am from Zambia, Africa, i want to find out how i can manage to get myself a scholarship to study architecture with out much complication, i always look forward to study in the US, Britain, or just another school abroad.

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