Allianz Global Assistance created “ScholarTrips,” to provide funding to students who want to study abroad, but don’t have the financial resources to travel. The ScholarTrips Contest allows global exchanges and so far has awarded over $65,000 in travel scholarships. Allianz has also partnered with travel agents to let students aged 14 – 21 know about how they can win one of ten $1,500 scholarships they can use to participate in volunteer and study abroad programs.
Travel agencies who would like to promote the contest in their community can access a Travel Agent Toolkit at www.ScholarTripsContest.com. They will find contest rules, a calendar of dates and promotional materials. Once students in their community submit a video, they are encouraged to promote it through social media for votes.
The ScholarTrips Contest will run now through November 15, 2013. To participate, students will record and edit a 60-90 second video answering the question “What do you expect to learn from your experience traveling abroad or volunteering away from home?” The top 30 videos with the most votes will move to the finalists round where travel experts will decide on the ten winners.