Xperitas Writing Scholarships
Merit-based Scholarship Opportunities for Student Travelers
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.
- 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, 2022.
- 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.
Meet Our Winners!
Hunter is a recipient of the Bob & Edie Green Writing Scholarship. Read Hunter's essay.
Stephanie is a recipient of the Bob & Edie Green Writing Scholarship. Read Stephanie's essay.
Sam is a recipient of the Bob & Edie Green Writing Scholarship. Read Sam's essay.
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.
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 letters for 2023 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.
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.)
See Other Alumni Winners
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.
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.
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.