Apply for NEXTGEN 2017 Travel Fellowship Program

Travel, Live and Learn in the Philippines: NEXTGEN 2017 (Next Generation) Travel Fellowship Program

(left to right): Jeselle Santiago, Jane Baron, James Castillo and Marc Butiong

(left to right): NEXTGEN 2015 Fellows Jeselle Santiago, Jane Baron, James Castillo and Marc Butiong

2017 NEXTGEN Travel Fellowship Info

You are invited to apply for the 2017 NEXTGEN: ‘Pagbabalik’ (Coming Home) Travel Scholarship and travel with the Bayanihan Foundation to the Philippines this summer 2017.   In 2017, the Bayanihan Foundation will sponsor partial and full travel and accommodations for up to seven 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 tentatively scheduled for June 20, 2017 to July 4, 2017 and travel to four different islands in the Philippines.  You can download tentative  NEXTGEN 2017 Travel Schedule and itinerary.  You will have the opportunity to visit with the projects of the foundation in three different islands.

The Bayanihan Foundation will provide partial and full travel scholarship opportunities valued up to $4,500 each (includes international airfare to Manila from Chicago, domestic transportation in the Philippines, meals, lodging, and sightseeing).  Travel scholarships will be awarded based on merit and financial need.  However, all participants 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.

Philippine carabao (indigenous water buffalo)

Philippine carabao (indigenous water buffalo)

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.

Besides the chance to receive partial or full travel scholarships, the NEXTGEN Travel Scholarship also has some NEXTGEN Requirements and Expectations. Please also read carefully the NEXTGEN Certification Form.

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.   Applications will only be accepted online.

2) Send one completed recommendation letter (email or mail: 2020 N. California Ave. Suite 7 Box 147 Chicago, IL 60647).   Download here NEXTGEN Notarized Release Form.

You can also download the NEXTGEN 2017 brochure at this link: NEXTGEN BROCHURE

2017 NEXTGEN Outreach in California – November 2016

On November 2016, the Bayanihan Foundation will host two events in California promoting young Filipino Americans to sign up for the 2017 NEXTGEN Travel Program:

  1. On November 12, 2016, the Bayanihan Foundation will host a private event in San Francisco, CA.
  2. On November 19, 2016 the Bayanihan Foundation will host a public event in Los Angeles, CA (details below):

NEXTGEN Lechon Solidarity Lunch on November 19, 2016, Noon – 4pm at the Echo Park Branch Library, 1410 W Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Passing on the Torch of Tradition to the Next Generation


12 noon – 1:00 PM        Lunch and book reading

1:00 – 2:00 PM        NEXTGEN Travel Scholarship

2:00 – 3:00 PM        Open Forum: “What is your vision for Historic Filipinotown?”

3:00 – 4:00 PM        Snacks and book reading

The Friends of Echo Park Branch Library will also present the Philippine Heritage Collection, the only collection of its kind in any library system in the US. Please join us! For more information about these events, please contact James Castillo:

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President of the Bayanihan Foundation Worldwide
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