“ScholarTrips,” an Allianz Global Assistance USA scholarship program designed to support international study and volunteer programs, has launched its 2016 video and essay contest. Believing that study abroad programs are critical to a student’s development and help promote the benefits of travel, Allianz Global Assistance hopes that the ScholarTrips program will promote meaningful global exchanges.
Since 2004, Allianz Global Assistance has awarded more than $100,000 in travel scholarships to students who demonstrate a desire to learn or help others through travel. The goal of this year’s contest is to provide students over the age of 14 with a platform to showcase their creativity while answering the question, “What inspires you to travel abroad?” Students entering the contest will be eligible to win one of six $2,500 scholarships and one of thirty $50 Amazon Gift Cards*.
This year, Allianz Global Assistance has provided travel agents with tools to promote the contest with local media and on their social media platforms. Travel agents can use the tools provided on the ScholarTrips’s “Promote the Contest” page to connect with customers and potential customers who may be interested in entering the contest. These can be found at scholartrips.org/promote.
“We believe that some of the best educational opportunities happen outside of the classroom, such as in international exchange programs that promote travel, cultural understanding and personal growth. ScholarTrips can help students enrich their lives through these experiences and make travel dreams a reality,” said Joe Mason, Chief Marketing Officer of Allianz Global Assistance USA.
The ScholarTrips Contest will run October 10 th through November 10 th . The top 30 entries will be featured on the ScholarTrips website and six winners will be selected from those finalists. Full details can be found at scholartrips.org.
Disclaimer: I work as an ambassador for Allianz Global Assistance (AGA Service Company) and receive financial compensation.