Our $50,000 annual travel scholarship

We believe every student should have the opportunity to discover the history, culture and beauty of North America firsthand. The Explorer Scholarship is one way we help make that possible. Every year we award $50,000 worth of scholarships to select students from around the country.

Applying for this needs-based scholarship:
  1. Have your child write a brief essay (no more than 250 words) answering the question, "Why do you want to go on this EF Explore America Tour?"
  2. A parent/guardian must complete the Explorer Scholarship application.
  3. Submit the application by the deadline specified below.
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Explorer Scholarship application deadline

Explorer Scholarships are awarded monthly based on the following schedule. To receive the scholarship, applicants must be enrolled on an EF Explore America tour. Winners will be notified no later than 140 days before their trip.

Tour departure month Application deadline

January 2020  July 15, 2019
February 2020  August 15, 2019
March 2020 September 15, 2019
April 2020  October 15, 2019
May 2020  November 15, 2019
June 2020  December 15, 2019
July 2020  January 15, 2020
August 2020  February 15, 2020
September 2020  March 15, 2020
October 2020  April 15, 2020
November 2020  May 15, 2020
December 2020  June 15, 2020


For groups traveling in 2021, please go on and submit your application. It will be considered. Future due dates will be updated in June of 2020.

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