SCHOLARSHIPS

If the spirit of Outer Edge Travel resonates with you and you would like to apply for a scholarship opportunity to attend one of our offerings, we would love to hear from you. 

If you haven't done so already, please review our Giving-Back section to learn more about our scholarship program. 

Scholarship Application:

Fill out the fields below. Please apply only if you have sincere financial need. We are committed to cultivating a diversity of voices and life experiences in our offerings and making them accessible to people of all income levels. (NOTE: Scholarship applications and acceptance occurs on a rolling, first come first served basis.**You must respond to acceptance email asap or risk missing out on scholarship! Scholarships come in full or partial awards. Please consider additional costs that may be involved; travel and accommodation, vaccines, food, travelers insurance, and gear. Please visit the host website for details and familiarize yourself with what is already included and what mandatory items are not, ex. vaccines, travelers insurance etc.)

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Exact Date of the Program*:

Have you applied for a scholarship with Outer Edge Travel before? 

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ESSAY QUESTIONS

To award scholarships, we take into account a variety of factors in addition to financial need. Please take a moment to answer the following question(s). We recommend writing your responses in a separate file and pasting it in to ensure your information isn't lost in case the application times out.

In 150–500 words, please describe how you will benefit from the program you wish to take.*

How can we do better next time?

In 150–500 words, please describe your plans to take the experience, skills, and tools you acquire back to your community, including specific details about when, where, and with which group or organizations you will be working*.


FINANCIAL

Please do not apply for a scholarship if you do not meet the low income criteria as defined by the Department of Health and Human Services or have a financial hardship. https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines

HOUSEHOLD INFORMATION

Note Income information is confidential and is required in order to process your application. All information should be from the most recent tax year.

Your total household adjusted gross income from all sources for the previous calendar year*:

Total number of individuals in household in the most recent calendar (tax) year*: 

Can you be claimed as a dependent on someone else's taxes?*

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OTHER FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS

If you have any extraordinary expenses, large debts, or other circumstances that you would like the Scholarship Committee to take into consideration, please explain fully, be specific, and include financial details.

Do you have other funding sources? (e.g., grants, fellowships, federal assistance, veteran benefits, friends, and family)

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Please Explain: 

In order to serve the largest number of applicants, MOST scholarships cover HALF the course fee and only a very limited number of full scholarships are available. Please review all of the inclusions and exclusions of the program you are applying for.

Check one below:

I would like to be considered for a half OR full scholarship

I could only attend on a full scholarship.

Please note: vaccines, travelers insurance, passport, gear, and other expenses may not be included and must be arranged separately. We recommend saving, fundraising in your community, and having a plan to cover additional costs before applying. Have you considered accommodation/travel expenses and what is your plan to cover these?

ACCOMODATIONS

Scholarship recipients will be provided shared rooming, typically in a triple room. Do you have any physical limitations that would make these accommodations a hardship for you?

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OPTIONAL

Do you have any injuries or medical challenges?

If yes, please describe and include any accommodation needs:

DIVERSITY

At OET, we are committed to cultivating diversity in our community and trainings. If you are from, or belong to, a community that is often under-represented in the community at-large, please describe it here.

(This community may be, but isn't limited to, communities of color, veterans, LGBT, and people with learning differences or disabilities)

Any diversity details that you would like to make us aware of:

ADDITIONAL

Have any additional comments? Please describe them here:

PLEASE NOTE: 

  • Any missing information can delay the processing of your application.

  • If applying for scholarship to a travel experience you must also fill out the registration form for that experience. This form can be found on the trip detail page. You must fill this out to be considered.

Full Disclosure and Acceptance of Terms:

I certify that all the information I have provided is complete and accurate and that I have given a full disclosure of my financial status. I understand that all the information in this application will be kept strictly confidential and only used to determine my eligibility for a scholarship.

This application requests personal and financial information. All information provided will remain confidential and not be released to anyone outside of Outer Edge Travel LLC without your permission. As a scholarship applicant, we trust that the information you provide is a complete and accurate disclosure of your financial status.

I acknowledge that all information submitted in this application is true and accurate. I understand that incomplete or inaccurate information may impact my scholarship award.

YES I ACKNOWLEDGE THE ABOVE. CHECKING THIS BOX TAKES THE PLACE OF MY SIGNATURE 

I HAVE READ AND AGREE TO THE OUTER EDGE TRAVEL TERMS OF SERVICE

I HAVE READ AND AGREE TO THE OUTER EDGE TRAVEL PRIVACY POLICY

Outer Edge Travel does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

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