Our mission at Going is to help people travel and experience the world. Since 2017, we've helped young travelers get out there and get going. Twice a year, two outstanding students will win $1,500 scholarships toward their upcoming study abroad program.
We encourage all higher education students to check their scholarship eligibility and apply!
Scholarship application deadlines are March 15th and October 15th. Winners will be notified by March 31st for fall study abroad and October 31st for spring study abroad.
This year, we are accepting all essays in a three- to four-minute video format.
The Going Study Abroad Scholarship is open to any citizen and/or resident of the United States (and its territories and possessions) who is enrolled full-time at an accredited institution of higher learning. All other entries will be disqualified.
This scholarship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are are enrolled at an accredited higher education program in the United States (and its territories and possessions) and will be studying abroad.
No, this scholarship is only available to undergraduate and graduate students at an accredited higher education program that will be studying abroad as part of that program.
Yes, students enrolled at an accredited higher education program and plan on studying abroad during the summer are welcome and eligible to apply for this scholarship.
Yes, we completely understand there are complications that come with video submissions. If you are unable to submit a video essay, please email [email protected]. We’d be happy to accommodate!
Applicants are required to answer at least one of the following questions, and may answer all three:
- Why do you want to study abroad?
- What impact do you hope to make from studying abroad?
- Why are you the right person for this experience?
No, you must be enrolled in an accredited higher education program in the United States (and its territories and possessions) and will study abroad as part of that program.
“When I found out I won the scholarship, I was thrilled! It gave me hope and made me realize exploring the world is possible and there’s support where it’s needed.“
-Ayah, 2022 Scholarship Recipient
“I appreciated the scholarship so much! I loved my experience abroad as it gave me opportunities to get out of my comfort zone and communicate with people from different cultures.“
-Sydney, 2022 Scholarship Recipient
“One of my favorite parts about studying abroad was the freedom to take classes not directly related to my major. I’m very grateful to Going for helping make that experience possible!“
-Amaya, 2022 Scholarship Recipient
No purchase necessary. This scholarship program is sponsored by Scott's Cheap Flights, Inc. dba Going ("Going"). The Going Abroad Scholarship is open to any citizen and/or resident of the United States (and its territories and possessions) is enrolled full-time at an accredited institution of higher learning. All other entries will be disqualified.
Each student may only submit one entry. If it is determined that a participant has entered with more than one identity, all of the participant’s submissions will be disqualified.
The application period for the Fall semester scholarship starts each year on October 16 at 12:00am PST. Two winners of the Fall semester scholarship will be notified via email on or before March 31. Scholarship money will be awarded no later than April 15.
The application period for the Spring semester scholarship starts each year on March 16 at 12:00am PST. Two winners of the Spring semester scholarship will be notified via email on or before October 31. Scholarship money will be awarded no later than November 15.
All portions of the application must be answered and all requested documents must be attached.
Failure to fully answer the video essay question or provide all documentation could deem an application ineligible. Video essay requirements are as follows:
To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must be planning to study abroad within the next year, and study abroad start date must be after scholarship award date (March 31st for fall study abroad and October 31st for spring study abroad).
Once submitted, no confirmation email will be sent to the applicant and any other requests related to the application will not guarantee a response from Going.
No notification will be sent to non-winning applicants.
All Fall semester scholarship entries must be received no later than March 15, at 11:59pm PST to be eligible for the scholarship.
All Spring semester scholarship entries must be received no later than October 15, at 11:59pm PST to be eligible for the scholarship.
Scholarship awards are non-transferable. Competition is void where prohibited or restricted by law. Winners will be solely responsible for any federal, state or local taxes. Winners must provide an email address to which Going can email a publicity release and a W-9 for tax purposes in order to qualify for receipt of the scholarship award in the amount of $1,500. Once completed, winners must provide a valid PayPal account email address to which the scholarship funds will be sent.
All video essays and all rights to their publication become the property of Going, which may use, edit and excerpt these entries for purposes promotional or otherwise including placing them online without compensation, additional or otherwise. Going reserves the right to use the winners’ names and other basic information in any advertising or promotional materials relating to this scholarship without further notification, permission, or compensation to the winner, except where prohibited by law.
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