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 2021  July 15, 2020
February 2021  August 15, 2020
March 2021 September 15, 2020
April 2021  October 15, 2020
May 2021  November 15, 2020
June 2021  December 15, 2020
July 2021  January 15, 2021
August 2021  February 15, 2021
September 2021  March 15, 2021
October 2021  April 15, 2021
November 2021  May 15, 2021
December 2021  June 15, 2021


For groups traveling in 2022, please go on and submit your application. It will be considered. Future due dates will be updated in June of 2021.

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