Eligibility Requirements: NSHSS students age 16 and older with parent approval of trip.
NSHSS partner United Planet is an international non-profit organization, headquartered in Boston, devoted to building a global network of leaders and volunteers which fosters cross-cultural understanding and addresses shared global challenges through immersive international service, internships, and cross-cultural collaboration.
Please note there are two different scholarship opportunities: There is one full scholarship for any 1 to 3 week volunteer program in any of United Planet’s Short-Term Quest Destinations, and there are five $500 scholarships for any short-term volunteer program (1 to 12 weeks) or long-term program volunteer program (6-month or one-year). You may apply for one scholarship or both scholarships. However, you can only be awarded one of these scholarships.
Scholarship Opportunity for Full Scholarship: United Planet is offering a scholarship for any 1 to 3 week volunteer program in any of United Planet’s Short-Term Quest Destinations including Chile, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ghana, Nepal, Peru, Romania, South Africa, Tanzania, Spain, and Italy. Students must be age 16 or older. *Full tuition scholarship does not cover travel. *Please note that not all 1-3 week programs will be available for volunteers under the age of 18.
Scholarship Opportunity for Discount: Five USD $500 scholarships offered by United Planet for any short-term volunteer program (1 to 12 weeks) or long-term program volunteer program (6-month or one-year) in any of the program destinations below.
Students must be AGE 16 OR OLDER by the dates of the program and must apply for a program for which they are eligible.
• Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico
• Asia: India, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam
• The Pacific: New Zealand
• Europe: Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland,Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, United Kingdom
• Africa: Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda
*Scholarship recipients must depart on their program by December 31, 2019.
• Personal statement of 500 words describing how your experience living and serving abroad in a different culture will inspire and enrich your academic and professional pursuits as an NSHSS scholar.
• Resume (may be copied and pasted or uploaded) • Transcript (may be uploaded, mailed, or emailed) • Educator Recommendation (submitted via online form; link is provided in application)
• Color headshot suitable for website posting
• Students must have parent approval before applying for the scholarship and select a program starting between April 15, 2019, and December 31, 2019. All NSHSS students will receive 10% off of United Planet’s Short-Term Quest Volunteer Abroad Programs year-round, and 5% off United Planet’s Long-Term Quest Volunteer Abroad Programs year-round. *Note that discounts cannot be combined with this scholarship.
Please visit for more information on United Planet's Volunteer Abroad Programs. Eligible NSHSS students are invited to apply via email. You may view the application before submitting, but once you submit your application, it is closed for editing.
Open Date: TBD
Deadline: February 2019