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 2022  July 15, 2021
February 2022  August 15, 2021
March 2022 September 15, 2021
April 2022  October 15, 2021
May 2022  November 15, 2021
June 2022  December 15, 2021
July 2022  January 15, 2022
August 2022  February 15, 2022
September 2022  March 15, 2022
October 2022  April 15, 2022
November 2022  May 15, 2022
December 2022  June 15, 2022

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