Travel Lovers' Scholarship
Traveling the world as an exchange student enhances your education through new life experiences. Tripping.com wants students all over the world to have the opportunity to study abroad and experience living in a different place. To support students' goals to study abroad this fall, They've launched the Tripping.com Travel Lovers' Scholarship. The winner will receive $1000 towards their chosen study abroad program for the fall 2017 semester.
2 — $ 1,000
Additional Selection Criteria
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS & ELIGIBILITY
Applicant must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited post secondary institution.
Essay must be between 1,000 and 2,000 words.
The entry must be the applicant's own unique work and will be checked for plagiarism.
The fall competition entry deadline is 11:59 PM (PST) on August 31, 2017.
THE ESSAY TOPIC
Tripping.com is passionate about all things travel, so they want to know about your favorite vacation destination -- whether it is in your home country or somewhere else in the world.
To apply, please write an engaging travel guide to a destination in the United States or overseas. It should entice and inspire travelers, and above all, help them plan the best visit possible.
They value the details: where you stayed, which restaurants and cafes you loved, your favorite must-do activities, and the best off-the-beaten path places to go. Rich descriptions make the guide, so don’t hold back!
THE PROMPT: WRITE A VISITOR’S GUIDE TO YOUR FAVORITE VACATION SPOT.
The essay should contain at a minimum the following sections:
- Introduce us to your favorite vacation spot. What makes it your favorite? Here are some questions to consider while writing the introduction: Where is it located? What’s the weather like? When do most people visit it? Does it have an on-season and an off-season? Is it typically visited by people from a certain area or of a certain age etc?
- Top Things to Do (top attractions, activities, dining options etc)
- If the town you’re writing about is known for great pizza, instead of suggesting that the reader grab a slice while visiting, tell them where to find the best pizza and describe what makes it top notch.
- If the location you’re writing about is a beach town, stating that it has great beaches doesn't help someone planning a visit. Instead, it’s far more helpful to note which beaches are best for swimming, surfing or for families etc.
- Best Neighborhoods or Areas to Explore and Stay In
- Is there an area that is known to offer the best food, nightlife, shopping, etc? Let us know!
- Is one place better to stay in than another? Visit Tripping.com to see if your favorite spot has great rentals for guests.
WRITING TIPS FOR APPLICANTS:
- You are the guide: As the writer of this travel guide, you are the trusted aficionado, so share your sought-after insider information. Assume that the reader has not visited this place before and help them plan a fantastic trip.
- Make your guide genuinely useful: Where can you find the best cup of coffee? What are the best places for lunch and what's best to order there? The more information you can share, the more your guide will come to life and the more traveler will be able to make use of it.
- Remember to check your facts: Whether you're checking a business' hours of operation or some interesting information about the location, it’s critical to be accurate.
August 31, 2017
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