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    Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship

    Offered by Tortuga Backpacks

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Apr 10, 2023
    1 award worth

    $1,000

    Grade level

    College Students

    Application deadline:

    Biannual

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you a full-time undergraduate student in the U.S. who has applied or been accepted to a study abroad program through your university? If so, consider applying for the Tortuga Study Abroad scholarship! Each application cycle, the scholarship awards $1,000 + 1 travel backpack to an eligible applicant. The scholarship is biannual, with deadlines on November 15th and April 15th. In order to apply, you must submit an online application and essay (maximum of 500 words) about what you hope to learn while abroad and how you plan on applying that newfound knowledge when you return to the U.S. The scholarship is offered by Tortuga, an online retailer of travel backpacks for all your travel needs.

    If you’re a college student who will be studying abroad sometime soon, we encourage you to apply!

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to full-time undergraduates in the U.S. who have applied or been accepted to a study abroad program through their university. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements.

    Grade Level

    College Students

    Citizenship

    U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application in addition to the below application materials.

    500-word essay

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship open to international students?

    No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.

    When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

    The Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship winner will be announced: biannual.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Tortuga Backpacks at tortugabackpacks.com/pages/contact.

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    No, the Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship is not renewable.

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

    For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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