As the Family Travel Forum announces our 12th annual Teen Travel Writing Scholarship, we are happy to share the news that our sponsor, Allianz Travel Insurance, a leading travel insurance provider, hosts their own scholarship program, ScholarTrips.

ScholarTrips gives students the opportunity to travel abroad and experience new places and cultures by awarding students who demonstrate a desire to learn or help others through travel. Believing that travel is critical to a student’s development, Allianz Global Assistance hopes that the ScholarTrips program will promote meaningful global exchanges. The company has provided over $175,000 in travel grants to hundreds of students.

Last year, students were asked to submit a video or essay response to the question “What is your dream travel experience, who is your ideal travel companion, and where would you go?” This year, the ScholarTrips Contest will run from October 5 through November 9, 2018 and the winners will be announced in January, 2019. Check their website over the next months for information and this year’s topic.

Students entering the contest will be eligible to win one of six first-place $2,500 scholarships, 10 second-place $1,000 scholarships or 25 third-place $500 scholarships. The contest is open to students over 14-years-old who are U.S. residents. All winning entries will be featured on the ScholarTrips website.

“We believe in supporting student programs that promote travel, cultural understanding and personal growth,” said Joe Mason, Chief Marketing Officer of the Americas Region at Allianz Worldwide Partners. “ScholarTrips can help students enrich their lives through these experiences and make travel dreams a reality.”

Allianz Global Assistance offers travel insurance through most major U.S. airlines, leading travel agents, online travel agencies and directly to consumers. For more information on Allianz travel insurance and the policies offered for travelers, please visit: Allianz Travel Insurance and visit them on Facebook at Facebook.com/AllianzTravelInsuranceUS.

We thank Allianz Global for their sponsorship of FTF’s 12th annual Teen Travel Writing Scholarship.

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