Odyssey Traveller Scholarships

Odyssey Traveller Scholarships

Since 2012, Odyssey has been awarding  $10,000 Equity & Merit Cash Scholarships annually to University students.  Odyssey awards the scholarships based on academic performance and demonstrated financial need by applicants. At least one scholarship is awarded each year, and there is no restriction on the maximum number awarded each year, but meeting the assessment criteria is crucial to being selected.

Applications for 2020 will  open in late September 2019. The closing date is Friday 24 January 2020. Recipients will be notified personally on 28 February 2020. 

Applications for the Equity & Merit Scholarships are open to students in their second year and beyond of study, who are studying at an Australian or New Zealand University. Applicants must be full-time at an Australian or New Zealand University.

Odyssey Traveller offers Australia and New Zealand’s most comprehensive educational programs, providing worldwide experiences for mature travellers who are keen to blend a love of travel with a thirst for knowledge.  Odyssey is committed to charitable activities supporting the environment and cultural development of Australian and New Zealand communities.

Scholarship

(Cliff Picton, Director & Hanna Ozturk pictured. (Photo Credit: Tess Flynn)

Overview

Applicants are required to submit a means-tested application supported by their academic record and a short statement as to why they should be considered. Payments would be made for the academic year that the grant is made in 4 equal tranches. The grant is open to students across Australia and New Zealand who have completed at a minimum their first year of academic study.

 

 

 

In 2020 eligible applicants will be required to provide the following:

  • A copy of their academic transcript
  • A short statement (500 words) as to why they should be considered for a grant.
  • A letter of support by an academic acquainted with their work.
  • Evidence of eligibility for an AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY allowance (or NZ equivalent).

The criteria & conditions are as follows:

  • Applicants must have successfully completed their first year of study.
  • The award of grants will be based on academic merit and will be subject to a means test.
  • The grant is be open to students across Australia and New Zealand.
  • Payments are subject to recipients maintaining full-time enrolments and obtaining passing grades each semester.
  • The scholarship is valid for one (1) year.
  • The successful applicant will need to submit a short essay on how the scholarship changed their time at University.

The Odyssey traveller scholarship is focused on offering financial assistance for students, not only from lower socio-economic backgrounds, but also those who have proven academic capability and without assistance from this company may be forced to withdraw from the pursuit of their educational objectives.  Applicants should have successfully completed their first year of study.  The award of grants will be based on academic merit and will be subject to a means test. Eligible applicants will be required to provide evidence of their eligibility for an AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY allowance. Applicants will be required to provide their academic record, a letter of support by an academic acquainted with their work and a short statement (one page) as to why they should be considered for a grant. For more information please email scholarships@odysseytravel.com.au.

Background

Since 2012, the Odyssey Travel board confirmed its ongoing commitment to provide financial scholarships to tertiary students who are showing academic merit.  This is a new philanthropic objective of Odyssey and we are looking forward to reporting back on this next year. We remain committed  to offering the AUD$10,000 Equity & Merit Scholarships each year.  We are supported through our educational travel programs and the support of our loyal mature and senior travellers who enjoy the diversity of small group tours each year  that enable Odyssey to achieve its goals.

 

Applications should be submitted to scholarships@odysseytravel.com.au. by Friday 24th January 2020.

Last updated 24th July 2019.

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