Enter to Win a $500 Volunteer Abroad Scholarship

Go Overseas Volunteer Abroad Scholarship - Now accepting applications!

Welcome to the Go Overseas Volunteer Abroad Scholarship application! Anyone who wants to volunteer abroad in 2017/2018 can apply to the scholarship. Here's how:

  • Fill out the application
  • Submit a creative photo and short essay (300 words max) on what motivates you to volunteer abroad
  • Follow @GoOverseas on Instagram
  • Post your photo and tag @GoOverseas to increase your chances of winning

Winners will be selected based on their creativity, enthusiasm, and social media posts. One winner will receive a Go Overseas swag bag and $500 to participate in whichever volunteer abroad program they choose. (Need help picking one? Browse our list of volunteer abroad programs). The deadline to apply for our summer scholarship is Sept 1 2017.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is the length of the volunteer program a factor in your decision?

A: No, the length of the volunteer abroad program is not a factor taken into consideration by the committee.

Q: What is the amount awarded to the scholarship winner?

A: The winner of the scholarship will be awarded $500, to be directly applied to the volunteer program of their choice.

Q: How are scholarship funds distributed to recipients?

A: Generally, funds are sent directly to the volunteer program. This is to ensure funds are applied directly to program related costs. However, under special circumstances the funds may be distributed directly to the volunteer.

Q: Is this scholarship only for North Americans volunteering abroad?

A: Absolutely not. Any and all nationalities are eligible to apply for the Go Volunteer Abroad scholarship. The Go Overseas editorial team will judge submissions based on the quality of the content, without regard to gender, race, or nationality.

Q: Can I apply for both Volunteer and Study/Intern Abroad scholarships if I'm doing more than one type of program?

A: No. Applicants can apply to only one scholarship. If you are both studying and volunteering abroad, please use the study & intern abroad application.

Q: Do applicants need to have already been accepted to a volunteer program before applying for the scholarship?

No. They may still apply regardless.

Q: What is the application deadline for the Go Volunteer Abroad scholarship?

A: The current scholarship deadline is Friday, September 1st @ 11:59 pm PST.

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