NEXTGEN: ‘Pagbabalik’ (Coming Home) Applications Open until April 15, 2017!

NEXTGEN Maria Cristina Falls

Kaluluwa Kolectivo and NEXTGEN Fellows enjoy Maria Cristina Falls in Iligan City, Philippines

Applications already open; deadline extended to Saturday, April 15, 2017.

Apply online at: NEXTGEN Travel Scholarship Application for Summer 2017

This Summer 2017, the Bayanihan Foundation will sponsor partial and full travel accommodations for up to seven young adults (18 years old and up) to visit the Philippines for 14 days. Travel scholarship opportunities [valued up to $4,500 each] will be awarded based on merit and financial need; scholarship funds go towards international airfare to Manila from Chicago, domestic transportation in the Philippines, meals, lodging, and sightseeing. Anticipated costs that participants are expected to cover on their own: passport and/or visa costs, incidentals, souvenirs, travel vaccinations (please consult your doctor), and travel insurance. Participants are encouraged to fundraise $300 to $1,000 or as much as they can for their own service projects.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Diaspora philanthropy (sharing resources with your homeland)
  • Service projects (contribute in sustaining community with action)
  • Visit family & friends; immerse in Filipino culture ([re]connect with your roots)
By Saturday,  April 15 Complete online application to participate
Sunday, April 30 (IL) and/or

Sunday, May 21 (CA)

Attend Bayanihan Foundation events centered around NEXTGEN selected scholars (announcement ceremony!)
Between April 30 – June 20 Work on “Filipinx X-plore Our History” orientation workshops online (stay tuned for more information)
June 20 to July 4 Program in Philippines (NEXTGEN 2017 Planned Travel Schedule) including travel to three different islands
Up to a couple weeks before June 20/ after July 4 Plan your own travel to visit family and friends in the Philippines before or after the scheduled itinerary
Post-NEXTGEN program Consider joining Bayanihan’s Community Power Giving Circle and/or getting involved in other service projects

Interested in participating? Please complete the following to apply for NEXTGEN 2017:

  1. Review the documents below to get an understanding of what you can expect
    1. NEXTGEN Requirements & Expectations
    2. NEXTGEN Certification Form
    3. NEXTGEN Brochure
  2. Complete the NEXTGEN Travel Scholarship Application for Summer 2017 online by APRIL 15, 2017. Applications will only be accepted online.
  3. Send one recommendation letter to Bayanihan’s Executive Director, Dale Asis via email at or mail to 2020 N. California Ave., Suite 7 Box 147, Chicago IL 60647. Use NEXTGEN Notarized Release Form.
  4. Selected participants are expected to attend an announcement event and complete the orientation workshops to be provided online. Please mark the following dates on your calendar and plan to attend an announcement event either:
    1. Sunday, April 30, 2017 in Chicago, IL
    2. Sunday, May 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA

We hope you join us!

For any inquiries, you may contact Coordinator [and NEXTGEN alum] Jeselle Santiago via email at

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