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, 2023.
  • 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, 2023. 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, 2023.

Previous Winners

2019 Bob & Edie Green Writing Scholarship Winner: Sam S

2019 Bob & Edie Green Writing Scholarship Winner: Hunter E.

2019 Bob & Edie Green Writing Scholarship Winner: Stephanie M.

2019 Bob & Edie Green Writing Scholarship Winner: Bethanne D.

Meet Our Winners!

The Importance Of Language & Cultural Immersion

Hunter is a recipient of the Bob & Edie Green Writing Scholarship. Read Hunter's essay.

Get That Coffee Easily by Saying "Please" and ''Thank You"

Stephanie is a recipient of the Bob & Edie Green Writing Scholarship. Read Stephanie's essay.

Bring Me That Horizon

Sam is a recipient of the Bob & Edie Green Writing Scholarship. Read Sam's essay.

Bursting My Culture Bubble

Bethanne is a recipient of the Bob & Edie Green Writing Scholarship. Read Bethanne's essay.

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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2023 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 2024 must be postmarked by Friday, September 16, 2023. Nominees must postmark their application materials by November 15, 2023. 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

2019 Xperitas Alumni Scholarship Winner

One of the highlights of our annual Global Leaders Conference is announcing the recipient of our Xperitas Alumni Scholarship. This January, we were pleased to announce that we have selected Daniel Brand, of University Lake School in Hartland, Wisconsin, as the winner of the 2019 Xperitas Alumni Scholarship.

2018 Alumni Scholarship Winner

We are pleased to announce the winner of our 2018 Xperitas Alumni Scholarship: Lily Hauptman of Ladue Horton Watkins High School in Saint Louis, Missouri.

2017 Alumni Scholarship Winner

Cara Meyer was the recipient of our 2017 Alumni Scholarship. Cara traveled to France and Germany with Xperitas in 2016. Recently, we caught up with Cara, who reflected fondly upon what her Xperitas program, and the scholarship, has meant for her future.