Scholarships to Fund Your Travel in 2021

Scholarships to Fund Your Travel in 2021

One of the most frequently asked  questions we get asked is, “Do we offer scholarships?” At the beginning of each year, Greenheart Travel accepts applications for the First Time Traveler Scholarships, which grants up to $14,000 towards a Greenheart Travel program for those who have never traveled own their own.

The scholarship is open to anyone in good standing with their school or place of employment who has a strong desire for a cultural immersion experience.

However, we realize that not everyone is able to receive this scholarship, which is why we want to showcase some of the other scholarships out there that might be able to make your travel dreams a reality.

Scott’s Cheap Flights Scholarship

The same subscription organization that shares secret deals on good flights also awards $1,000 study abroad scholarships.


  • Citizen/Resident of the U.S.
  • Enrolled full-time at an accredited institution for higher learning

All People Be Happy Volunteer Service Awards

Past Greenheart Travelers have been awarded this scholarship, for work on our Volunteer Abroad programs. We recommend if you are looking into our volunteer abroad programs to consider applying for a grant with them.

AllPeopleBeHappy foundation was established on August 29, 2007 by the family and friends of Eric Tang, following his untimely death at the young age of 25.  The Foundation was borne out of Eric’s hope that All People Be Happy, which he used as the pseudonym for his blog.


  • The volunteer activity must be a part of a program run by an organization with U.S. 501(c)(3) tax status (Greenheart is!)
  • The activity must address at least one of the areas which align with the AllPeopleBeHappy foundation vision of ending extreme poverty: Education and Training, Health Care, or Sustainable Agriculture.
  • Applicant must be 18 or older before receiving the grant funds
  • Applicant must be a US Citizen or US Resident

Greenheart Travel’s reforestation project in Puerto Rico

Brower Youth Awards

Established by Earth Island Institute in 2000, the Brower Youth Award for Environmental Leadership honors environmental advocate David Brower, who said, “I love to see what young people can do before someone old tells them it’s impossible.”  The scholarship aims to help those involved in a sustainability project.  The six recipients are given $3,000, as well as a professionally produced short film about their work with the environment by an Emmy award-winning crew. Plus, a flight and lodging to a week-long stay in the San Fransico Bay Area, where recipients will receive coaching and leadership activities.


  • Must be between the ages of 13 and 22 as of May 1, 2019
  • Must live in North America (including Mexico, Canada, some Caribbean Islands) and US “Territories”

Explore The World Travel Scholarships

HI USA has created the Explore the World Travel Scholarships, that grant $2,000 to help finance international trip that includes an educational or service component.


  • Be 18 – 30 years of age at the time of application
  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident (possess Green Card)
  • Demonstrate financial need

Learn more about Greenheart Travel's Scholarships

First Time Traveler Scholarship

5 thoughts on "Scholarships to Fund Your Travel in 2021"

  1. Sylvia Louise Moose says:

    Finding out for students in Maine, USA. Not a lot of finances, especially since covid. ( for next year)

    1. Shannon Pedersen says:

      Hi Sylvia,
      We understand that cultural exchange programs are expensive for some families. Our scholarships are open January/February for those summer/fall/spring programs following. We also recommend students spend some time using Google to find scholarships for cultural exchange – there are some common ones (Rotary scholarships) as well as more obscure ones. Depending on the program price, some students also work and save up their money for their program price or do fundraising activities.

  2. Godfred Boateng says:

    Please How Can I Apply For The Travel Access Project Grants For Summer Work & Travel 2021?

    1. Haldis Toppen says:

      Hello. For more details about the Summer Work Travel program, please complete this inquiry form:

  3. Eyosiyas Bisrat says:

    Dear admissions,
    My name is Eyosiyas Bisrat. I am from Ethiopia. I will be 10th grader in the upcoming 2019/20 academic year. I got chance to learn in USA but I dont have money to afford the tuition. So,please if you can fully or partially fund me contact me via my email.

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