Educational Travel Scholarship Opportunity
We had an overwhelming amount of impressive students submit wonderful projects for the inaugural Sabbatical Homes Scholarship Opportunity. The decision was difficult and thoughtfully debated by our team. In the end, we could only select one applicant to sponsor for summer housing. We were so inspired by the projects submitted that we are also be profiling the research of our select group of finalists on our blog.
By extending the scholarship opportunity to students seeking to travel, we realized just how great the need is for accommodating student research. We also realized what positive changes we can effect by offering such an opportunity to emerging scholars.
As a member of Sabbatical Homes, you probably already know that our philosophy is to run an equitable system that supports academic travel and the scholarly community. We are able to keep our low-fee, advertisement-free, specialized website service as a direct result of donations from conscientious members. When you give back, you help us continue to grow and improve, as well as expand the services we offer our members. To that effect, as a contributor to this equitable system, you are helping serve the scholars of tomorrow.
We are happy to announce that we will be able to make the Educational Travel Scholarship Opportunity available again for the summer of 2017. Please check back here for further details as they are released.
SabbaticalHomes.com is pleased to announce an educational travel scholarship opportunity intended to help cover one month’s housing costs for a graduate or doctoral student traveling for educational purposes. SabbaticalHomes.com will pay, on behalf of the awarded student, one month’s rent (up to $1,500) on an available listing offered on SabbaticalHomes.com.
This opportunity is designed for students who want to develop projects that will enhance their studies through an educational travel experience. We are looking for a project that propels the advancement of knowledge through compelling research. A project that has an impact on society. The educational travel scholarship opportunity recipient will have a “spotlight” article written about her/him–highlighting her/his research and educational travel experience.
One (1) graduate or doctoral student will receive one month’s free rent* on an available listing offered on SabbaticalHomes.com courtesy of SabbaticalHomes.com to help cover the student’s housing costs while traveling.
*Up to $1,500. All other associated costs (airfare, textbooks, optional courses, or any other incidental expenses) to be incurred by the recipient.
- Applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate or doctoral (e.g. MFA, PhD, DMA, MD, etc.) program at an accredited post-secondary institution, in good academic standing, and intending to travel for educational purposes.
- Applicants must be eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of application.
Details to be released regarding the next deadline in 2016.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
Please check back in 2016 for information about our next opportunity.
- Complete the PDF application. Within the PDF application, you will be asked to answer each of the following prompts (in 500 words or less):
- Tell us about your research.
- How will travel help expand your study?
- Where would you like to travel to advance your research? And why?
- Submit proof of enrollment/academic standing (unofficial transcript is OK)
- Include two scholarly references familiar with your research (professor, advisor, etc.).
- We will be accepting digital submissions only (application and supporting materials). Applications must be written in English, with correct spelling and grammar. Detailed instructions for submission can be found on the application.
Educational Travel Correspondence
Reflection on the experience through written, oral, or other creative means. Materials submitted may be shared on the SabbaticalHomes.com website and social media pages. These may be shared during your travels or afterwards.
The assistance shall be used to facilitate housing via SabbaticalHomes.com for educational and/or research travel purposes only.
SPECIAL APPLICATION NOTES
SabbaticalHomes.com reserves complete discretion to determine an applicant’s eligibility. All decisions are final.
We respect the privacy of all applicants and will never share your personal information. By submitting an application, you acknowledge that SabbaticalHomes.com may contact you with information it thinks may be of interest to you.
By submitting an application for the Educational Travel Scholarship Opportunity, each applicant acknowledges and agrees SabbaticalHomes.com and its employees are not responsible for any costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising from or in connection with: (i) incomplete, lost, late, misdirected or illegible entries or for failure to receive applications due to any cause, including transmission, or technical problems, failures, or malfunctions of any kind, whether originating with sender, or otherwise; or (ii) any injury or damage resulting, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from participation in the Educational Travel Scholarship Opportunity and/or the use of any award, including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, or any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages related to or based on the applicant’s rights of publicity or privacy, or the applicant’s claim that he or she has somehow been defamed or portrayed in a false light.
The recipient will be announced on or around 04/30/15 and will be posted on the SabbaticalHomes.com website.
One (1) student will be selected to receive one month’s free rent (up to $1,500) on an available home offered listing found on SabbaticalHomes.com. The selected home offered listing and dates must be mutually agreed upon between student and home lister. The assistance will be conveyed in the form of a direct payment to the home lister on the student’s behalf to cover one month’s rent (up to $1,500).
By accepting the assistance, the recipient agrees that SabbaticalHomes.com may, without limitation or further compensation or notice, use his or her name, voice and/or likeness in any and all media, worldwide, for the purpose of advertising and promoting SabbaticalHomes.com.
SabbaticalHomes.com reserves the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Educational Travel Scholarship Opportunity.