Created by the Obamas and Brian Chesky, CEO Airbnb to shape future leaders in public service, The Voyager Scholarship provides college students, who have a passion and focus for public service, and want to create positive and meaningful change, to apply for this scholarship opportunity. The student must have a plan to pursue public service upon graduation (public service careers in the areas of: government, non-profits or private sector, community organizing, social work, entrepreneurship to the arts and more – see application for specifics), be in their Junior year, have a grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, demonstrate financial need, preference will be given to applicants with no or limited prior engagement with other leadership programs in their undergraduate experience.
-$50,000 financial aid ($25,000 Junior year, $25,000 Senior year)
-$10,000 summer work-travel experience between junior and senior year, $4,200 Airbnb housing (student designs travel experience to enrich learning – must be approved)
-$20,000 – 10 year stipend after graduation, $2,000 each year
-Fall Summit – Annual event to help define and inspire student service journey. President Obama, Brian Chesky and guest speakers will speak to approaches to public service, building community, role of empathy, and understanding in leadership
-Network of Leaders – students invited to speaker series to expose them to new areas of service and innovations. After graduation, student joins the Obama Foundation’s global community
The website for student to apply: https://www.obama.org/voyager-scholarship/