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Jun 16

ROAD SCHOLAR OFFERS NEEDS-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS TO OLDER ADULTS EAGER TO EXPERIENCE THE ENRICHMENT AND JOY OF EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL

Hi All and Greetings on Father’s Day. One of the benefits of writing this blog (oh yes, I know I am guilty of way too infrequent postings…which I plan on remedying today) is the chance to offer opportunities to all for new experiences. Below is one such opportunity which has come my way and I now send along to you! Should you be awarded a scholarship, I do hope you will share your experiences with us!!! Good Luck.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:Stacie Fasola (617) 457-5418
Despina Gakopoulos (617) 457-5502
newsmedia@roadscholar.org

ROAD SCHOLAR OFFERS NEEDS-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS TO OLDER ADULTS EAGER TO
EXPERIENCE THE ENRICHMENT AND JOY OF EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL

BOSTON (May 23, 2013) — For more than 35 years, Road Scholar, the
not-for-profit leader in educational travel, has strived to enrich the
lives of millions of older adults through its iconic programs,
currently offered in all 50 states and over 150 countries. The
organization’s mission is to inspire adults to learn, discover and
travel, regardless of economic status. To that end, it offers Road
Scholar lifelong learning scholarships to low-income older adults who
have the desire to learn but not the means to take part in our
enriching educational programs. As a result of generous support from a
wide network of donors, Road Scholar is proud to have awarded more
than $7 million dollars in scholarships over a period of 30 years to
participants with a passion to learn.

In addition to offering more than 200 needs-based scholarships in 2013
and 2014, Road Scholar is launching a new initiative to partner with
other not-for-profit organizations to promote the benefits of lifelong
learning to its adult members.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer deserving individuals the
opportunity to experience our programs, and believe that their
participation has a positive impact on all attendees,” said Ann
Simanis, associate vice president, Development. “We hope that by
sharing our mission and partnering with like-minded, not-for-profit
organizations, we will not only recruit new scholarship recipients but
spark an interest with all older adults on the benefits of lifelong
learning and the role educational travel plays in healthy aging.”

Scholarship Application Process
All applicants must be at least 50 years of age and live in the United
States. Scholarship recipients are required to submit a personal
statement of 150-500 words, explaining why a particular program was
selected, and they must complete an evaluation form upon completion of
the program.

The Road Scholar scholarship maximum is a $900 credit toward the
program cost, which can be applied to an eligible Road Scholar program
whose cost does not exceed $1,400. Interested applicants can apply for
a full or partial scholarship; however, each will be required to pay a
$100 deposit regardless of the program cost.

For more information and to download an application, please visit our
website at:
www.roadscholar.org/about/scholarship.asp or call, toll free at (877)
426-8056, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., ET.

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