You are invited to apply for the 2015 NEXTGEN: ‘Pagbabalik’ (Coming Home) Travel Scholarship and travel with the Bayanihan Foundation to the Philippines this summer 2015. In 2015, the Bayanihan Foundation will sponsor travel and accommodations for up to three young adults ages 18 years old and above to visit the Philippines for 14 days. The immersion trip is coordinated to promote diaspora philanthropy; know more about Filipino culture; learn about the foundation’s sustainable projects; connect and develop the participant’s potential sustainable projects; and connect with relatives and the participant’s heritage. The NEXTGEN Travel Program is scheduled for June 23, 2015 to July 7, 2015 and travel to four different islands in the Philippines. You can download NEXTGEN 2015 Travel Schedule and itinerary. You will have the opportunity to visit with Filipino Amerasians in Clark, Pampanga and other projects of the foundation.
The Bayanihan Foundation will provide three travel scholarship opportunities valued at $3,500 each (includes international airfare to Manila from Chicago, domestic transportation in the Philippines, meals, lodging, and sightseeing). The cost to the qualifying student is $0. However, students are expected to pay for the following: 1) passport and/or visa costs; 2) incidentals; 3) souvenirs; 4) travel vaccinations (please consult your doctor); and 4) travel insurance costs around $300. Students are also encouraged to fundraise individually or with their friends and family to raise $300 to $1,000 for their own personal service projects in the Philippines).
Participants are encouraged to visit family and friends before or after the scheduled itinerary. Participants are also encouraged but not required to fundraise $300 to $1,000 individually or with family and friends. These funds will be used for self-directed service projects in the Philippines and promote diaspora philanthropy.
NEXTGEN APPLICATION. So how do you apply for the NEXTGEN Travel Scholarship? You can easily apply by completing these four easy steps:
1) Complete the NEXTGEN Travel Scholarship Application ONLINE. You can also download here NEXTGEN Pagbabalik Travel Scholarship Application 2015 Fillable Form with mailing instructions.
2) Send one completed recommendation letter (email firstname.lastname@example.org or mail: 2020 N. California Ave. Suite 7 Box 147 Chicago, IL 60647). Download here NEXTGEN Recommendation Letter Template Form
3) Send one copy of your official school transcript to Bayanihan Foundation (email email@example.com or mail: 2020 N. California Ave. Suite 7 Box 147 Chicago, IL 60647).
3) Print, notarized and send the completed notarized form (email firstname.lastname@example.org or mail: 2020 N. California Ave. Suite 7 Box 147 Chicago, IL 60647). Download here NEXTGEN Notarized Release Form
Complete these four easy steps no later than Tuesday March 31, 2015 – 11:59 PM Central Time. The Bayanihan Foundation will announce the selected applicants no later than May 15, 2015. Please email Dale Asis at email@example.com if you have any questions. So come travel with us to the Philippines and promote diaspora philanthropy.