2017 Build Abroad Travel Scholarship

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2017 Build Abroad Travel Scholarship

November 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - December 11, 2017 @ 11:59 am EDT

Build Abroad is now accepting applications for the 2017 Build Abroad Travel Scholarship. This yearly scholarship will be awarded to one architecture student or recent graduate. It will give him/her the chance to take part in their volunteer programs in one of their projects around the world

Build Abroad’s mission is to build and repair communities across the world through socially responsible construction volunteering. They organize volunteer trips on construction projects such as homes, schools, and disaster relief, while also helping our volunteers experience the unique culture of a different country. The two founders received their degrees in architecture, and therefore have decided to host one architecture student or recent graduate to travel internationally through one of their programs.


In order to be eligible for the Build Abroad Travel Scholarship, applicants must be at least 18 years of age and fall into one of these two categories: Be a current student studying architecture, civil engineering, interior design or related field (undergraduate or graduate.) Have graduated with a degree in architecture, civil engineering, interior design or related field within the last 5 years.

How to Apply 

Applicants will be asked to provide a 300-600 word statement that describes their position on architecture, volunteering, and international travel. Consider the following: Do you feel travel is essential for the growth of someone in your field? Do you feel there should be more or less volunteering in the architecture/construction industry? How has travel shaped you as a designer?

The Award

The award includes a 1-week program at any of Build Abroad’s destinations (excluding Haiti or Guatemala Bottle Schools). The trip includes the following:

Airport pickup
Pre-departure support
Accommodations for the entire program
2 meals a day for the entire program
In-country coordination and support
Organized construction volunteering projects
Access to a volunteer center with free wifi
*The program participant will need to purchase their own flight and travel insurance.

Application Deadline

Monday, December 11th, 2017

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November 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am EDT
December 11, 2017 @ 11:59 am EDT
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