United Planet Merit Scholarship 2017
Eligibility Requirements: NSHSS members age 16 and older with parent approval of trip. *Please note that NOT ALL 1-3 week programs will be available for volunteers under the age of 18.
NSHSS partner United Planet is an international non-profit organization, headquartered in Boston, devoted to building a global network of leaders and volunteers which fosters cross-cultural understanding and addresses shared global challenges through immersive international service, internships, and cross-cultural collaboration.
Please note there are two different scholarship opportunities: There is one full scholarship for any 1 to 3 week volunteer program in any of United Planet’s Short-Term Quest Destinations, and there are five $500 scholarships for any short-term volunteer program (1 to 12 weeks) or long-term program volunteer program (6-month or one-year). You may apply for one scholarship or both scholarships. However, you can only be awarded one of these scholarships.
Scholarship Opportunity for Full Scholarship: United Planet is offering a scholarship for any 1 to 3 week volunteer program in any of United Planet’s Short-Term Quest Destinations including Chile, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ghana, Nepal, Peru, Romania, South Africa, Tanzania, Spain, and Italy. Students must be age 16 or older. *Full tuition scholarship does not cover travel. **Please note that not all 1-3 week programs will be available for volunteers under the age of 18.
Scholarship Opportunity for Discount: Five $500 scholarships offered by United Planet for any short-term volunteer program (1 to 12 weeks) or long-term program volunteer program (6-month or one-year) in any of the program destinations below. Students must be AGE 16 OR OLDER by the dates of the program and must apply for a program for which they are eligible.
• Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico
• Asia: India, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam
• The Pacific: New Zealand
• Europe: Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland,Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, United Kingdom
• Africa: Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda
*Scholarship recipients must depart on their program by December 31, 2017.
• Personal statement of 500 words describing how your experience living and serving abroad in a different culture will inspire and enrich your academic and professional pursuits as an NSHSS scholar.
• Resume (may be copied and pasted or uploaded)
• Transcript (may be uploaded, mailed, or emailed)
• Educator Recommendation (submitted via online form; link is provided in application)
• Color headshot suitable for website posting
• Students must have parent approval before applying for the scholarship and select a program starting between April 15, 2017, and December 31, 2017.
All NSHSS members will receive 10% off of United Planet’s Short-Term Quest Volunteer Abroad Programs year-round, and 5% off United Planet’s Long-Term Quest Volunteer Abroad Programs year-round.
*Note that discounts cannot be combined with this scholarship. Please visit http://www.unitedplanet.org/volunteer-abroad for more information on United Planet's Volunteer Abroad Programs.
Eligible NSHSS members are invited to apply via email.
Apply at: https://www.nshss.org/dashboard/
You may view the application before submitting your application, but once you submit your application, it is closed for editing.
If you have any inquiries, please refer to https://www.nshss.org/faq/scholarships/