When I was an undergraduate, I was lucky enough to attend a generous school that gave me enough financial aid so that I could study abroad in Tanzania for a few weeks during one of our interim periods.
Unfortunately, I know that’s not the case for many of you.
I’m happy to say that we’ll be running a continuous scholarship from The Comfy Traveler going forward!
This is framed as a “study abroad scholarship,” but it’s not exclusively for those participating in formal study abroad programs. Everyone is welcome to apply.
Each quarter (4x a year), I’ll give away one $50 Amazon gift card to the scholarship winner. Or, if your school requires the reward to be handled through a financial aid department, applied directly to your student account, etc., I will happily mail a $50 check wherever it needs to go.
$50 may not seem like much, but every little bit adds up when budgeting to go abroad. If the scholarship ends up getting a lot of exposure I’ll be reworking it and increasing the prize amount as well!
To apply: Email me a 500+ word blurb, about anything travel-related. Some ideas: your advice on how to stay comfortable while traveling, your favorite travel experience, your favorite destination, where you plan to study abroad and why, etc. Feel free to include pictures or other media!
All quality submissions will be displayed in a “hear from the community” section of the site, with winning submissions in their own “past winners” section.
I’ll pick the most deserving submission every quarter and send you a $50 Amazon gift card!
Every submission must include:
- Your name
- The college or university you attend
- Quarter 1: Submit by March 20, gift card will be sent out on or before March 31.
- Quarter 2: Submit by June 20, gift card will be sent out on or before June 30.
- Quarter 3: Submit by September 20, gift card will be sent out on or before September 30.
- Quarter 4: Submit by December 20, gift card will be sent out on or before December 31.
Email all submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Feel free to email me with any questions or concerns as well!
What is the Comfy Traveler?
This is basically my hobby site! I’ve traveled quite a bit since my undergrad days, and I wanted to consolidate everything I’ve learned along the way in one place.
If you’re applying for the scholarship but would also be interested in writing for this site as a part time gig, let me know! I’m always looking to work with people who are passionate about traveling.
Thanks to a great initial response, the Comfy Traveler Study Abroad scholarship has recently been generously co-sponsored by:
I’m super excited for these co-sponsorships, as they’ll allow me to grow this scholarship over the coming months, financially and otherwise – expect big things in the future!