The Voyager Scholarship

Overview

An increasingly globalized world needs young leaders who can bridge divides and help solve our biggest challenges together.

The Voyager Scholarship was created by the Obamas and Brian Chesky, Airbnb CEO, to help shape such leaders. Even though they come from different backgrounds, both the President and Brian believe that exposure to new places and experiences generates understanding, empathy and cooperation which equips the next generation to create meaningful change.

This scholarship gives college students financial aid to alleviate the burden of college debt, meaningful travel experiences to expand their horizons and a network of mentors and leaders to support them.

Deadline

June

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be a United States (US) citizen, US permanent resident (holder of a Permanent Resident Card), or an individual granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA).
  • Be going into their junior year of study at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States and enrolled full time. 
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent.
  • Have demonstrated a commitment to public service.
  • Plan to pursue a career in public service upon graduation.

How to Apply

Campus Liaison