Public Service Announcement: Obama Foundation invites scholarship applications



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Hi There

After successfully welcoming our inaugural cohort of Voyager Scholarship for Public Service recipients to the Obama Foundation community, we are excited to announce that we are, once again, searching for 100 undergraduate students who will make up our next class of Voyagers!

Do you know a rising junior here in the United States interested in working towards positive change with a desire to travel and expand their horizons? Are they bridge builders in their communities and eager to learn from others? If so, I hope you’ll help us spread the word and encourage them to apply to our 2023 Voyager Scholarship for Public Service.

The Voyager Scholarship for Public Service includes:
  • Up to $50,000 in financial aid: Students will receive up to $25,000 per year in “last dollar” financial aid for their junior and senior years of college.
  • Summer Voyage: Students will receive a $10,000 stipend and Airbnb credit to pursue a summer work-travel experience between their junior and senior year of college. 
  • Fall Summit: Each fall, students will be invited to a summit to help define and inspire their public service journey.
  • Network of leaders: Throughout the program, students will be invited to an ongoing speaker series, giving them access to a network of leaders. This network of leaders will expose them to new areas of service and innovations happening in their fields. After graduation, they will join the Obama Foundation’s global community, providing them with Foundation resources and programming.
  • 10-year travel stipend: After graduation, Airbnb will provide the students with a $2,000 Airbnb travel credit every year for 10 years, totaling $20,000. This will allow students to continue to broaden their horizons and forge new connections throughout their public service careers.

Please share this opportunity widely to your networks and to students who you think may be a good fit! If you or someone you know would benefit from this enriching program experience, please encourage them to apply now.  Applications close on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 3:00 PM CT.

We look forward to welcoming the next class of Voyagers into the Obama Foundation family!

All of my best,



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