Here at EF, our goal has been Opening the World Through Education for over 55 years. The EF Global Classroom Foundation is an umbrella for EF’s charitable activities, which have included disaster relief in China, Haiti, Indonesia, Japan, Nepal, and the U.S., as well as providing funding to underserved communities for educational opportunities and educational tours.

With the support of the EF Global Classroom Foundation, our Global Citizen Scholarship Fund is designed to help open the world for more students than ever with $100,000 in annual travel scholarships. Each year, we will award $1,000 to as many as 100 students from around the country.

Learn more about the EF Global Classroom Foundation here, or see below for more on the travel scholarship for students.


How to apply

1. Complete an online application

2. Create a two- to three-minute video to submit with your application
Your video should answer this question: How will this tour change the way you think or feel about the world, or act within it?

Have questions?
Check out our project guidelines for more details.

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Visite nuestra página de Fondo de Becas del Ciudadano Global.


Application deadlines


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All students traveling between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2024 are eligible to apply for the 2023 and 2024 Global Citizen Scholarship. Deadline dates for applications vary depending on your travel date:


Travel dates Deadline Winner Announcement
Jan. 2023-Mar. 2023 Aug. 15, 2022 Aug. 31, 2022
Apr. 2023-Jun. 2023 Nov. 15, 2022 Dec. 16, 2022
Jul. 2023-Sep. 2023 Feb. 15, 2023 Mar. 1, 2023
Oct. 2023-Dec. 2023 May 15, 2023 Jun. 1, 2023
Jan. 2024-Mar. 2024 Aug. 15, 2023 Aug. 31, 2023
Apr. 2024-Jun. 2024 Nov. 15, 2023 Dec. 15, 2023
Jul. 2024-Sep. 2024 Feb. 15, 2024 Mar. 1, 2024
Oct. 2024-Dec. 2024 May 15, 2024 Jun. 3, 2024

Meet our most recent winners

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