The Go Overseas Volunteer Abroad Scholarship

Why Volunteer Abroad?

At Go Overseas, we believe that volunteering abroad is one of the most powerful ways to give back through travel and connect with others. As part of our mission, we offer an annual $500 scholarship, which travelers can use to pay for volunteer abroad expenses.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to apply for this scholarship?
Any traveler planning to volunteer abroad in the next 12 months is eligible to apply.
What is the amount awarded to the scholarship winner?
The winner of the scholarship will be awarded $500, to be directly applied to the cost of the volunteer program of their choice.
What is the application deadline for the Go Volunteer Abroad scholarship?
The current scholarship deadline is Friday, November 30th @ 11:59 pm PST.
How are scholarship funds distributed to recipients?
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.
What criteria is the scholarship awarded on?
The Go Overseas team will judge submissions based on the creativity and quality of the application essay and photo, without regard to gender, race, or nationality.
Is the length of the volunteer program a factor in your decision?
No, the length of the volunteer abroad program is not a factor taken into consideration by the committee.
Do applicants need to have already been accepted to a volunteer program before applying for the scholarship?
No. You may still apply regardless.