ACIS is proud to offer scholarships in three categories: Artwork, Photography and Writing. Subject matter can be anything related to the 2014 theme "Firsts." We invite students to be as creative as possible. Push the boundaries and explore the limits. In this contest, creativity is what counts. And don't forget to check out our 2013 Scholarship Winners!
What is the Travel is Education Scholarship Contest?
Who is eligible?
How do I enter?
Where do I send my entry?
What are the artwork guidelines?
What are the photography guidelines?
What are the writing guidelines?
How are the entries judged?
What is a sponsoring teacher?
What is an ACIS Travel Scholarship Certificate?
When will the winners be announced?
What if I win a scholarship and I have already paid in full for my trip?
Who do I contact with additional questions?
A.The Travel is Education Scholarship competition offers both teachers and students the chance to be rewarded for their creative expression and interest in the world. ACIS Travel Scholarships will be awarded in three categories: artwork, photography and writing.
A. The 2014 contest is open to those traveling with ACIS between Oct. 15, 2013 and Oct. 14, 2014.
A. Entries must be sent to ACIS by your sponsoring teacher (the teachers leading your tour). Entries must include a completed Sponsor Application Form (PDF) and the Student Scholarship Entry Form (PDF). Each student may submit only one entry. Sponsors may submit entries from as many students as they wish. Any incomplete or unsigned Sponsor Application Forms or Student Scholarship Entry Forms will not be accepted. The 2014 Scholarship Contest deadline is January 31, 2014 (postmark).
A. Send your entry, with a completed Sponsor Application Form and the Student Scholarship Entry Form to:
ACIS Travel is Education Scholarship
343 Congress Street, Suite 3100
Boston, MA 02210.
A. All two-dimensional media are acceptable, including paintings, drawings and collages. Work should not be copied from photos, unless the student has taken the photograph personally or altered the image significantly from the photograph. Artwork may be no larger than 20 inches in any direction. We will accept either original artwork or reproductions (i.e. color photocopies or black and white copies of drawings). ACIS strongly encourages submitting color copies rather than original artwork. No slides or electronic files will be accepted. Entries cannot be returned.
A. Photos should reflect a student's own experience and imagination. Photos may be no larger than 20 inches in any direction. We will accept either color or black and white photos. No slides or electronic files will be accepted. Entries cannot be returned. Please include the following information about your photo: title, location, how the photo relates to the 2014 theme, Firsts.
A. Writing pieces must be typed and under one page in length. Both prose (creative and non-fiction) and poetry are acceptable; however, all entries will be judged from the same pool. No electronic files will be accepted. Entries cannot be returned.
A. Entries will be judged on creativity and inventiveness in expressing an idea related to the theme Firsts. All judges' decisions will be final.
A. All students entering the scholarship contest must be sponsored by the teacher leading their ACIS tour (no assistant group leaders please). All teachers sponsoring a winner or runner-up will be rewarded with a special $250 ACIS Travel Scholarship Certificate, that they may give to a deserving student of their choice.
A. ACIS Travel Scholarship Certificates are scholarships that may be used toward any ACIS program. Winners may deduct their scholarship prize from their ACIS trip fee.
A. Awards for the 2014 Contest will be announced (and posted online) after February 15, 2014. Winners will be sent written notification along with their ACIS Travel Scholarship Certificates. Only winning entrants will be contacted.
Q. What if I win a scholarship and I have already paid for my trip?
A. If you have already paid for your trip and you are awarded a scholarship, you will receive a refund from our Client Services team. If you have any specific questions regarding your account, our Client Services team is available at 877-795-0813 and firstname.lastname@example.org.