We get it - you want to volunteer, experience the world, give back, maybe even gain clinical experience or build your resume at the same time, but you're trying to figure out how to pull it all together and make it happen. While we provide a number of fundraising resources to make your trip possible, we decided to provide another opportunity of funding to make your volunteer trip a reality. Four times throughout the year, we will be offering travel scholarships to individuals who volunteer with FIMRC!
In order to apply for a scholarship, you must complete the form that can be found by clicking the button below.
Each individual who is awarded a travel scholarship will receive $500 to go towards their FIMRC trip to any project site across the globe. This $500 helps cover the cost of housing, food and transportation while on-site. The funds are only applicable to travel with FIMRC.
You must use the funds during the cycle for which you apply. If you are unable to use the funds for that trip, you may email us; however, no guarantees can be made that it can be used outside the timeframe for which the travel scholarship was awarded.
All applications will be reviewed by FIMRC staff. All complete applications will be given equal weight and reviewed without your name attached to the application. If additional materials are needed for the application, a FIMRC staff member will reach out to you via email to require the supplemental materials. We reserve the right for due diligence to ensure that all information stated in applications is an honest reflection of the individual.
No more than the top 10 applicants will be passed onto an anonymous review by the Board of Directors. Each application cycle, up to 3 individuals will be selected to receive the travel scholarship.
application cycles and deadlines
Scholarships will be awarded for the following periods:
Spring break: spring break travel includes volunteering from February - April
Summer travel: summer travel includes volunteer trips from May - August
Fall travel: fall volunteering falls between September - November
Winter break: winter travel includes volunteering from December - January
In the application, you must specify which cycle you are applying for the scholarship.
The deadlines for the cycles are as follows:
Spring break: December 16, 2019
Summer travel: March 16, 2020
Fall travel: June 29, 2020
Winter travel: October 19, 2019
application submission requirements
By the deadline outlined above, you must submit the following:
Online application form
Letter of recommendation
The online application form can be found by clicking the button below. Instructions for your personal resume and letter of recommendation are on the last page of the application, but must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. ALL materials must be received by the deadline or your application will not be considered.
All applicants will be notified via email if they were selected to move on to the final review. Once the winners have been selected, all applicants will be notified if they were awarded the travel scholarship. Please note that receiving a FIMRC scholarship may disqualify other FIMRC discounts.