Young people deserve to experience the world beyond their college campuses, but not everyone can afford to travel, especially if you’re on a student budget.
The Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship is awarded biannually to passionate students who want to explore the world.
At Tortuga Backpacks, our mission is to help people take amazing trips, including students studying abroad. When customers purchase luggage from us for their trips, they are “paying it forward” by funding scholarships for students like you.
The winner of the Tortuga Backpacks Scholarship will receive:
The scholarship may be used for tuition, room and board, books, or travel. Funds will be sent directly to the winner's study abroad program or university. In cases where this is not possible, alternative arrangements will be made.
To apply for the Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship, you must:
Please check your eligibility before applying.
Fall 2016 Scholarship
Submit your application by May 20, 2016. The winner will be announced on June 5, 2016.
Spring 2017 Scholarship
Submit your application by December 20, 2016. The winner will be announced on January 5, 2017.
Summer and Winter Term Scholarships
We hope to make these available in the future. For now, the scholarship is limited to the Spring and Fall semesters.
Before applying, read all of the instructions and eligibility requirements on this page. Then, fill out the application at the bottom of this page. Only one submission per person will be accepted.
The winner will be featured on our blog, social media accounts, and alumni page.
Winners will be contacted via email. We will announce each semester's winner on the dates above via our social media accounts and on this page.
Spring 2016: Blair from Florida State University who is studying abroad in England.
Fall 2015: George from the University of Akron who is studying abroad in Italy.
Spring 2015: Ashley from Otterbein University who is studying abroad in Nepal.
All written submissions become property of Tortuga Backpacks and may be posted on our website, blog, social media accounts, or elsewhere as we see fit.
You will not be added to any mailing lists by applying for the scholarship. If you are interested in Tortuga Backpacks products, you can join our newsletter here.
The Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship is sponsored by Tortuga Backpacks, makers of luggage and packing accessories for international travel.
Tortuga Backpacks was founded in 2010 by childhood best friends Fred Perrotta and Jeremy Michael Cohen after a backpacking trip to Eastern Europe. Read more about Tortuga Backpacks.
Apply for the Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship below.
For any questions, contact us.
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