Travel scholarships are awarded to students who are attempting adventurous or worthwhile overseas travel. The scholarship can be used to fund a visit or travel that demonstrates a high level of independent organisation by the student.
The individual awards range from between £100-£500, but have been as high as £1,000. For further information, please contact the Principal, John Southworth. The deadline for students applying for a travel scholarship in 2018-2019 is 24th May 2019.
Here are some recent articles by recipients of travel scholarships which originally appeared in the college magazine, Imprint.
Being a seventeen year old in England is completely different to being a teenager in Kazakhstan. In England, you learn that the opportunities available to people are endless. I heard a lot of stories about volunteering abroad, something which is especially popular in UK.
In the summer of 2018, I signed up to a project named ‘Marine and Reef conservation’ (set up by the charity Frontier), because of my interest in preserving fragile ecosystems. My volunteering project was situated on Beqa Island, within the Fijian archipelago.
With the help of MPW's travel scholarship I was able to travel to South America, specifically the countries of Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru.
In between year 11 and 12, Elena travelled to Cambodia to volunteer as an English teacher in a school (and to raise funds to allow the school to remain open). She squeezed in some sightseeing as well, visiting the Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom temples.
This summer I spent seven unforgettable weeks in the foothills of Nepal with Raleigh International, an experience of a lifetime.
Tanzania and Kenya
The MPW Travel Fund allowed me the opportunity to not only visit and volunteer at charity-funded health care centres in Kenya but to also fulfil a dream of climbing Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain in Africa at 5895m!
At the beginning of February I fled rainy old England and jetted off to Sri Lanka to volunteer with a wild elephant conservation programme which aims to help calm the escalating issue of human-elephant conflict in the country.
Having won the MPW Travel Scholarship award, I was able to spend some of summer 2015 working with disadvantaged people from ethnic minority backgrounds through the charity Hands on Hong Kong.