Educational Travel Grant - Guidelines and Application
Farther Foundation enables students from economically disadvantaged circumstances to participate in educational travel experiences where they explore interests, expand horizons, gain inspiration and elevate aspirations for future academic and life success.
Eligible Students
Current high school sophomores, juniors and seniors from Chicago and the surrounding area.

Students from economically disadvantaged families based upon U.S. Department of Health & Human Services poverty guidelines and other family circumstances.

Generally, students without previous enrichment travel opportunities that have met a minimum threshold for academic achievement.

Students sponsored by an Education Partner and actively involved in programs that enhance regular school curriculum and support the student's own demonstrated dedication to personal growth.

Eligible Programs
Enrichment travel opportunities provided by established operators that have designed age appropriate programs in which students become immersed in new experiences and cultures.

Programs that allow the student to interact with others from different backgrounds.

Programs that expand the student’s artistic, academic or language and cultural skills and abilities.

Programs are generally two weeks in duration or longer.

Programs can be foreign or domestic

Grants of up to $5,000 to support a single student's participation in a program.

Grants may cover program fees, travel to and from the program location and other costs such as passport fees or required insurance.

Grants are generally awarded to the Education Partner or program provider, not directly to the sponsored student.

Education Partners
Education Partners are public or private schools, community organizations or student support organizations that provide students with extra-curricular support (e.g. tutoring, mentoring, internships, extended school days, after-school programming, leadership training, college preparatory activities).

Education Partners serve as a reference and a partner for the student in the application process.

Education Partners are the point of contact and liaison for Farther Foundation in facilitating communication with the students.

Application Deadlines
Applications are due on or before March 31. The selection committee will meet in mid-April to consider all completed applications received by the deadline.
Application Submission Procedure
The Education Partner is responsible for working with individual students to ensure applications are complete before submission.

Submit your application via this Google Form.

You may also download an application that you can complete and email, mail or fax to us at:

Farther Foundation
223 S. Elmwood Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302
fax) 708-497-7240

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