Test Drive Your Future™ is now accepting applications for their 4th annual Gap Year Scholarship Program. The winner will be given a $1000. scholarship which can be used for any gap year related expenses, including program or travel-related expenses. The scholarship is not tied to any particular gap year program, and it is also available to students who are designing their own gap year experience.
The aim of the scholarship is to award students who are passionate about figuring out or confirming what they want to do with their lives college and career-wise, and who wish to use their gap year to “test drive” their future choices. The scholarship is connected to the Test Drive Your Future™ program, which teaches high school students, college students, and gap year students how to make clear, confident, and conscious career choices.
Last year’s scholarship winner was Amanda Brinegar who participated in a gap year with Global Citizen Year in Senegal, Africa. Amanda was chosen as the 2010 scholarship winner because her essay most strongly demonstrated her drive and determination to use her gap year to “test drive” a few possible ways that she might be able to contribute to the world in her own unique way.
To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must be a US citizen, have graduated from high school, and will be eighteen to twenty-five years old during his/her gap year experience.
The program directors are hoping the scholarship program will expand next year to accommodate a greater number of scholarships awarded. Runners-up will receive free access to an upcoming multi-media e-course called The Test Drive Experience (estimated value $200.)
The Test Drive Your Future Gap Year Scholarship is sponsored by A Little Bit More Fun, Inc, a Hawaii-based lifestyle products company that produces guidebooks and other items to help make life and life decisions a little more fun.
Students who wish to apply can learn more at https://testdriveyourfuture.com/gap-year-scholarships/ Any questions can be directed to Beth or Jim Hood at firstname.lastname@example.org.