The SYTA Youth Foundation (SYF) established the Road Scholarship program in 2002 to award funds to youth who are unable to afford the cost of student group trips. Based on the belief that travel is essential for a complete education, it is SYF's goal to make a positive difference, through travel, in the young lives of our global citizens. Since its inception, SYF has awarded scholarships to over 7,200 deserving youth. Scholarships are awarded to nominees by the SYF Board of Trustees after reviewing applications submitted by educators, program leaders, or designated school officials. Criteria for consideration of scholarship is based on 5 anchor criteria outlined below.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to COVID-19, we are carefully evaluating scholarships due to travel restrictions at this time. We will not be awarding scholarships for trips that are taking place prior to September 1, 2020. For applicants that have applied for trips taking place after September 1, 2020, your nominations will be reviewed and announced by June 1, 2020.
2020 Fall Road Scholarship
Application Opens: September 14, 2020
Application Closes: October 23, 2020
All announcements will be sent out the week of November 14, 2020.
2021 Spring Road Scholarship
Application Opens: January 26, 2021
Application Closes: March 12, 2021
All announcements will be sent out the week of April 12, 2021
Nominations will be disqualified if they do not meet requirements. Please review the FAQ above to review the requirements.
Please include the Date of Birth of each student nominated. We can only verify your student' ages by their date of birth.
Please refrain from indicating the Tour Operator Company that you are traveling with.
Please refrain from including group leaders or chaperones in the student listing. We only award the students participating on the trip.
Please refrain from requesting more than the maximum award amount of $5,000.
Please refrain from requesting more than the maximum award amount of $1,000.