Students who meet the below eligibility and requirements are encouraged to apply!
- At the time of applying for a scholarship, you must be enrolled in a North American college or university where transfer credit from an academic program abroad will be applied to your degree being earned.
- You must be a US or Canadian citizen
In addition to the "general eligibility" requirements listed above, students should have an emphasis of study in one of the following areas in order to apply for the STA Travel Scholar Award:
- Film and Art
- Travel and Tourism
- International Business
- International Studies or
- Foreign Language
All applicants must submit at the time of their application a letter of reference from a professor with whom you have studied. The reference letter should address the following:
Please briefly describe the most positive aspects, both personally and academically, of the applicant that makes this person a good candidate for study abroad.
The STA Travel Scholar Award scholarships are in increments of $2,500.
Please note: STA Travel Scholars will be required to create and blog weekly during their time abroad through the STA Travel Blog web site. Here is the link: STA Travel Blog
They are also required to write an “outcome blog” upon return from their time abroad. Detailed requirements for the blogs will be provided. STA Travel, Inc. expects STA Travel Scholars to take photographs and post them to their STA Travel Blog site and to make them available to the company for their promotional use. Detailed information for all these requirements will be provided upon receipt of the STA Travel Scholar award.