Xperitas Writing Scholarships

Merit-based Scholarship Opportunities for Student Travelers

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Bob & Edie Green Writing Scholarship

Up to four $500 scholarships awarded per program year

These are merit-based scholarships are awarded annually in honor of two of our founders. Edie and Bob Green worked as World Language Teachers for many years before dedicating themselves to making language and cultural immersion programs available to high school and middle school world language students. Recipients of the Edie and Bob Green Writing Scholarship submit a blog post or a vlog following their language immersion experience, to be featured on the Xperitas website and/or social media channels. All Xperitas language immersion program participants are invited to apply; however, this is an especially great opportunity for high school students with an interest in writing, communications or journalism to produce professional work for their portfolio. Apply today!

  • You must be a student registered on an Xperitas immersion program
  • You must complete the requirements of the scholarship application and have them submitted by October 15, 2024.
  • You must agree to the post-program submission requirements, which are submitting at least one additional blog post of 600-750 words or vlog post of 2-3 minutes and at least one program photo. Additional posts and photos are welcome.

All documents must be postmarked or sent by email no later than October 15, 2024. Only complete applications submitted by the deadline will be considered.

Notification of Awards

The Scholarship winner(s) will be chosen by a group of Xperitas staff and board members who will evaluate each submission based on the criteria listed in the above application. The winner(s) will be notified by email by December 9, 2024.

Previous Winners

2023 Bob & Edie Green Writing Scholarship Winners: Mary, Samantha, Micah S., Sydney

2022 Bob & Edie Green Writing Scholarship Winners: Madison M., Lily S.

2021 Bob & Edie Green Writing Scholarship Winner: Zoe P.

2019 Bob & Edie Green Writing Scholarship Winners: Sam S., Hunter E.Stephanie M.Bethanne D.

Meet Our Winners!

Afghanistan or Wisconsin, Dari or English

Explore the transformative power of cultural immersion through Mary's insightful essay. From her childhood connection with a friend from Afghanistan to navigating her own cultural shifts moving across the country, Mary shares profound insights into the enduring impact of language and cultural exchange.

LIVING Language: Cultural Immersion Cultivates Human Connection

Samantha's winning essay for the Bob & Edie Green Writing Scholarship offers a glimpse into her linguistic odyssey, highlighting the intersection of language and culture.

Open Your Mind and Your World Through Language and Cultural Immersion

Micah S. is a recipient of the Bob & Edie Green Writing Scholarship from Wisconsin, traveling to Spain with Xperitas in the summer.

Pez sin agua

Sydney is a recipient of the Bob & Edie Green Writing Scholarship from Massachusetts traveling with Xperitas to Spain in 2024. Her journey, marked by personal growth and a commitment to learning Spanish, resonates with the universal quest for understanding, connection, and a deeper appreciation of one's heritage.

Xperitas Alumni Scholarship

One $2,000 scholarship is awarded each year

Student must have participated in the current program year as a junior or senior and be nominated by their teacher.

Download Nomination Form 

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2024 Alumni Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
  • Must be nominated by a teacher
  • Participation in current program year as a junior or senior
  • Displays outstanding leadership
  • Excellent academic standing
  • Involvement in school and community life
  • Plans to continue studying foreign language or global studies in college
Nomination Deadline

Nomination letters for 2025 must be postmarked by Friday, September 13, 2024. Nominees must postmark their application materials by November 15, 2024. A special committee will review all applications and will decide the recipient no later than January 31. 

Download Nomination Form

Notification of Awards

Xperitas will notify the scholarship recipient the first week of February. All candidates will be sent a letter announcing the winner. 

Scholarship award will be made payable to the college or university. (Payments will be made to the school, not the applicant.) 

Previous Winners

2020 Xperitas Alumni Scholarship Winner: Madisen B. 

2019 Xperitas Alumni Scholarship Winner: Daniel B.

2018 Xperitas Alumni Scholarship Winner: Lily H.

2017 Xperitas Alumni Scholarship Winner: Cara M.

See Other Alumni Winners

2023 Xperitas Alumni Scholarship Winner

Meet Jayce, the inspiring winner of Xperitas' 2023 Alumni Scholarship! Learn about his transformative journey in Costa Rica, his commitment to becoming a global citizen, and his exciting plans for the future at Luther College. Dive into Jayce's immersive experience and discover the power of language and cultural exchange.