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The Voyager Scholarship

by The Urban News

An increasingly globalized world needs young leaders who can bridge divides and help solve our biggest challenges together.

The Voyager Scholarship was created by the Obamas and Brian Chesky, Airbnb co-founder and CEO, to help shape those leaders.

“One of the things we believe is that if people of your talent and capacity, if we can make that easier for you both financially, but also through the connections and exposure to new ideas and new cultures that we hope this program gives you then the sky’s the limit.” ~ President Obama

This scholarship gives college students financial aid to alleviate the burden of college debt, meaningful travel experiences to expand their horizons, and a network of mentors and leaders to support them.

The foundation is looking for young people who share a curiosity about the world and the conviction to want to make positive change within it. Students should have a passion for helping others, experience serving in or building community, and an expansive view of what’s possible through public service.

The Scholarship Provides

  •   Up to $25,000 per year in financial aid
  •   A $10,000 stipend to pursue a summer work-travel experience
  •   A 10-year travel stipend

Throughout the program, students will be invited to an ongoing speaker series, giving them access to a network of leaders. This network of leaders will expose them to new areas of service and innovations happening in their fields. After graduation, they will join the Obama Foundation’s global community, providing them with Foundation resources and programming.

The Voyager Scholarship is open to students entering their junior year of college at an accredited four-year college or university in the US, who have demonstrated a financial need, and who are US citizens, permanent residents, or DACA recipients. Applicants must plan to pursue a career in public service. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 22, 2023.

Find more details at www.obama.org/voyager-scholarship.


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