Scholarship & Fundraising
2025 Travel Scholarship Contest
Theme: Outside the Comfort Zone
At ACIS, we believe that educational travel can change the world. More often than not, changing your physical location means stepping beyond what you already know and taking a risk. What does traveling outside the comfort zone mean to you?
The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2025.
The travel scholarship contest is open to US students aged 11-20 interested in educational travel.
Winners will receive a credit off their current ACIS tour, or an ACIS travel voucher for money off a 2025-2026 tour.
- One Grand Prize: $2,500 ACIS Travel Scholarship Certificate
- Five Runner-Ups: $1,000 ACIS Travel Scholarship Certificate
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 email@example.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
Send your Entry to:
ACIS Travel is Education Scholarship
330 Congress Street, Suite 5
Boston, MA 02210
For the quickest response, use our online chat. Or, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org.
View the winning submissions of our 2024 scholarship recipients!
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 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 email@example.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, 2025 (postmark).
Where do I send my entry?
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 2025 contest will be announced (and posted online) by the end of February 2025. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who do I contact with additional questions?
Use our online chat feature for the fastest response. Or you can email email@example.com.
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