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Volunteer Forever awarded travel scholarships in December 2014 and Spring 2015 and will award its next scholarship this Fall. Participants in volunteer abroad, study abroad, intern abroad, teach abroad, and work abroad programs are invited to apply. Scholarship winners directly receive the proceeds and may use their scholarship for their program fee, airfare, travel insurance, or other trip expenses. The scholarship is open to residents of the United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, and the European Union. It is recommended that scholarship applicants start a Volunteer Forever fundraising campaign, though a Volunteer Forever account is not required to apply.

 TRAVEL FOR GOOD VOLUNTOURISM GRANT Since 2007, Travelocity has offered volunteer travelers $5,000 grants through their Travel for Good program. This voluntourism grant allows travelers to serve abroad with one of Travelocity’s trusted partners—currently the American Hiking Society, Cross-Cultural Solutions, the Earthwatch Institute, and GlobeAware—for a few days to a few months. The funds cover project and transportation costs, with grants offered to four winners each year.


 The AUA Mosaic Grant ranges from $500 to $1,000 for placement in Indonesia, Morocco, Tajikistan, and Zanzibar. Through this program, travelers may volunteer for six weeks during the summer with a school or NGO in Muslim-majority country. Projects focus on education, health, community building, and people-to-people partnerships, with a long-term goal of bringing service experience back home to impact travelers’ own communities as well.


 Go overseas offers two $500 scholarships for volunteers to travel abroad in the spring and fall each year—travelers are invited to volunteer with any organization of their choosing, or even craft a custom trip with a local NGO that inspires them. The award is (most often) distributed directly to the volunteer organization itself, which ensures that the funds are used entirely for the project.

196 other grants and scholarships are on their website.