2020 Scholarship Theme: Becoming a Global Citizen

The theme of the 2020 scholarship contest is “Becoming a Global Citizen”. Finding your place in the world is as much about human connection as it is introspection. What does global citizenship mean to you? How do you see it shaping your future? Are there steps that you think one can take to become a better global citizen? 

We ask that Encore Passengers take this opportunity to think critically about what global citizenship means to them and demonstrate their responses creatively through their submissions. 

Entries for artwork, photography and writing categories are judged on creativity, inventiveness, and how the expression of the idea relates to the theme


Eligibility Details & How to Enter

  • The contest is open to students in grades 6 through 12 traveling on an Encore or ACIS tour from October 15, 2019 through October 14, 2020.
  • All entries must be accompanied by a completed copy of the Sponsor Application Form and the Student Scholarship Entry Form. Entries will NOT be accepted without these two completed forms.
  • 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 Scholarship Entry Forms will not be accepted.
  • Please visit the Scholarship FAQs to review the artwork, photography, and writing entry guidelines prior to entering.


Download Forms:

Sponsor Application Form (PDF)
Student Scholarship Entry Form (PDF)


Deadlines and Prizes

The postmark deadline for submission is January 31, 2020. Winners will be sent written notification along with their Encore Tours/ACIS Travel Scholarship Certificates. Prizes for each of the three award categories* are as follows:

One High School Grand Prize $1,000 Encore/ACIS Travel Scholarship Certificate
One High School Runner-Up Prize $500 Encore/ACIS Travel Scholarship Certificate
One Middle School Grand Prize $1,000 Encore/ACIS Travel Scholarship Certificate
One Middle School Runner-Up Prize $500 Encore/ACIS Travel Scholarship Certificate

All teachers sponsoring a winner or runner-up will be rewarded a special $250 Encore/ACIS Travel Scholarship Certificate that they may give to a deserving student of their choice.

* Middle school students are offered two categories to participate in: writing or artwork/photography.


Send Your Entry To

ACIS/Encore Tours Travel Scholarships
343 Congress Street, Suite 3100
Boston, MA 02210


If you have any questions about the scholarship, send an email to contest@acis.com. Please note that all submissions to the 2020 Travels Scholarships contest become the property of Encore Tours/ACIS. Entries cannot be returned for any reason.

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