Scholarship & Fundraising

2023 Travel Scholarship Contest

Theme: Travel Changes Lives

At ACIS, we believe that travel changes lives. When the world is our classroom, we become explorers, adventurers, writers and creators. We see more of the world, and imagine what else there could be.

This year we are opening up our annual travel scholarship contest to embrace creativity. We welcome all students to think about why and how travel changes lives, and submit a creative expression that relates to this theme.

Student taking photos inside a church

The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2023.

Eligibility

The travel scholarship contest is open to US students aged 11-20 interested in educational travel.

Prizes

Winners will receive a credit off their current ACIS tour, or an ACIS travel voucher for money off a 2023-2024 tour.

  • One Grand Prize: $2,500 ACIS Travel Scholarship Certificate
  • Five Runner-Ups: $1,000 ACIS Travel Scholarship Certificate

Entries

Entries can come in any form, art, photography, essay, poem, video, song, or anything else you can think of!

How to Enter

Students must submit a Student Scholarship Entry Form with their entry. They may mail their entry to ACIS Scholarship, 330 Congress St, Suite 5, Boston, MA 02210, or email it to contest@acis.com. Video or song entries should be posted on YouTube and the link to the video must be included on your entry form. Writing entries should be a maximum of one page and video or song entries should be a maximum of three minutes. All entries must be the original work of the student.

Travel Scholarship Form

Student Scholarship Entry Form (PDF)

Send your Entry to:

contest@acis.com or
ACIS Travel is Education Scholarship
330 Congress Street, Suite 5
Boston, MA 02210

Have Questions?

For the quickest response, use our online chat. Or, you may email contest@acis.com.

Scholarship Winners

View the winning submissions of our 2022 scholarship recipients!

View Winners

Scholarship FAQs

What is the Travel is Education Scholarship Contest?

The ACIS Travel is Education Scholarship competition offers students the chance to be rewarded for their creative expression and interest in the world.

Who is eligible?

The 2023 contest is open to US students who are 11-20 years old and interested in educational travel.

How do I enter?

Students must submit a Student Scholarship Entry Form with their entry. They may mail their entry to ACIS Scholarship, 330 Congress St, Suite 5, Boston, MA 02210, or email it to contest@acis.com. Video or song entries should be posted on YouTube and the link to the video must be included on your entry form. Writing entries should be a maximum of one page and video or song entries should be a maximum of three minutes. All entries must be the original work of the student. Any incomplete or unsigned Student Scholarship Entry Forms will not be accepted. The Scholarship Contest deadline is January 31, 2023 (postmark).

Where do I send my entry?

Email your entry and form to contest@acis.com, or mail them to: ACIS Travel is Education Scholarship 330 Congress Street, Suite 5 Boston, MA 02210.

What are the entry guidelines?

Our judges are preparing to be dazzled by your creativity. We will accept art, photography, essays, poems, videos, songs, or any other type of artistic expression you can think of that relates to our theme. Writing entries should be a maximum of one page and video or song entries should be a maximum of three minutes. For artwork, we will accept either original artwork or reproductions (i.e. color photocopies or black and white copies of drawings), as entries will not be returned.

Will my entry be returned?

Entries become property of ACIS and cannot be returned for any reason. We understand your desire to keep original artwork, and encourage you to submit high-quality copies.

How are the entries judged?

Entries will be judged on creativity and originality in expressing an idea related to the theme. All judges’ decisions will be final.

What is an ACIS Travel Scholarship Certificate?

ACIS Travel Scholarship Certificates are scholarships that may be used toward any ACIS program. Winners may deduct their scholarship prize from their ACIS trip fee.

When will the winners be announced?

Awards for the 2023 contest will be announced (and posted online) by the end of February 2023. Winners will be sent written notification along with their ACIS Travel Scholarship Certificates. Only winning entrants will be contacted.

What if I win a scholarship and I have already paid in full for my trip?

If you have already paid for your trip and you are awarded a scholarship, you will receive a refund from our Traveler Support team. If you have any specific questions regarding your account, our Traveler Support team is available via chat and accounts@acis.com.

Who do I contact with additional questions?

Use our online chat feature for the fastest response. Or you can email contest@acis.com.

Fundraising

From peer-funding to car washes, ACIS’ fundraising page provides you with a mix of innovative and traditional methods of fundraising for your upcoming trip.

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Tours for Individual Travelers

Calling all student travelers! Looking to travel in the summer of 2022? Check out our Signature and Summer Adventure trips—specially designed, set-date tours open to individual travelers.

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