Travel is essential to being a well-rounded and conscious citizen of our world. Even if you just drive a few hours away from your home, there are a limitless number benefits to getting out of your comfort zone and exploring somewhere new.
Over the past few years, Zephyr has been working with the University of Wisconsin-Stout to create memorable alumni adventures. These trips not only provide a fun way to stay connected to their fellow Blue Devils but they are also a great way to pay it forward to the next generation of UW-Stout students.
The alumni association recognized an opportunity to support current students in need that may not be able to travel or study abroad otherwise by benefiting from their established alumni travel program. The annual 1,000 scholarship is awarded to students that are enrolled in a UW-Stout sponsored study abroad experience that is four weeks or longer. The decision on who receives the scholarship is based on financial need and GPA (3.0 or higher).
The scholarship program began with the UW-Stout private Peru: Machu Picchu & Classic Inca Trail Trek Adventure. You can see what an amazing experience they had in the video below:
Two fortunate students have benefitted from the UW-Stout Alumni Travel Scholarship to date. Last year’s recipient was able to study abroad at the American College in Greece, with other visits to France, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, and the UK.
This year’s recipient is planning on studying in Germany at the HochschuleDarmstadt, and wrote the following in response to receiving the award:
“I promise I will make you proud and do some amazing things with my career and this study abroad opportunity! I can promise you your scholarship has gone to a motivated, outgoing, and driven leader who has worked hard for this… know that this is a gift I will appreciate forever.”
Interested in booking your own alumni private trip? Check out our Private & Customs tours section for more info.