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.

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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Application deadlines

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All students traveling between January 1, 2025 and December 31, 2026 are eligible to apply for the 2025 and 2026 Global Citizen Scholarship. Deadline dates for applications vary depending on your travel date:

Travel dates Deadline Winner Announcement
Jan. 2025-Mar. 2025 Aug. 13, 2024 Aug. 30, 2024
Apr. 2025-Jun. 2025 Nov. 13, 2024 Dec. 13, 2024
Jul. 2025-Sep. 2025 Feb. 13, 2025 Mar. 3, 2025
Oct. 2025-Dec. 2025 May 13, 2025 May 30, 2025
Jan. 2026-Mar. 2026 Aug. 12, 2025 Aug. 29, 2025
Apr. 2026-Jun. 2026 Nov. 12, 2025 Dec. 12, 2025
Jul. 2026-Sep. 2026 Feb. 12, 2026 Mar. 2, 2026
Oct. 2026-Dec. 2026 May 12, 2026 May 29, 2026

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