The Obama-Chesky Voyager Scholarship for Public Service
Goes By: Obama Voyager Scholarship
Be sure to consult the Fellowship Website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.
Obama Voyager Scholarship Deadline
Wednesday, March 27, 2024
11:59 p.m. CST
About this Fellowship
The Voyager 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. Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to public service and plan on a career in public service post-graduation.
The Voyager scholarship offers students up to $25,000 per year for their junior and senior years of college. After graduation, Airbnb will provide a $2,000 travel credit every year for 10 years, totaling $20,000.
Students will receive a $10,000 stipend and free Airbnb housing to pursue a summer work-travel experience between their junior and senior years. Students design their own Summer Voyage to gain exposure to new communities and experience in a chosen field.
In addition, students are invited each fall to an annual summit to help define and inspire their public service journey. Throughout the program, students will be invited to an ongoing speaker series, and after graduation, they will join the Obama Foundation’s global community, providing them with Foundation resources and programming.
$25,000 per year for junior and senior years; $10,000 stipend and free Airbnb housing for summer work-travel experience between junior and senior years. $2,000 travel credit each year for ten years.
|Year(s) of Application
Minimum Grade Point Average
|US Citizen, Permanent Resident, Green Card Holder
|Campus Nomination Required
Last updated: January 25, 2023
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