GIRLGO has secured 24 scholarships for its Summer Experience Abroad Italy trip, happening June 5-15, 2020! With an anticipated 20 teens, ages 14-17, to apply and embark upon a summer abroad to Europe, the available scholarships means that each applicant has a chance to be awarded!

The cost of the trip for 2020 is $3300 and it includes roundtrip international airfare from EWR (Newark, NJ) to FCO (Rome) direct, lodging, breakfast and dinner meals, all ground transportation, excursions and tours, university college visits and program materials. It does not include spending money, domestic airfare (in the USA), mandatory full coverage trip insurance and the cost of the passport. A scholarship could really be useful, so here is the breakdown of the scholarships available:

GIRLGO Presto Scholarship

There are twenty GIRLGO Presto Scholarships available that provides applicants with a $200 award. It is an automatic scholarship for early applicants and can provide significant savings. In order to qualify, the applications that are now available, must be submitted by September 20, 2019, 11:59pm CDT, completed in full.

GIRLGO Supports Scholarship

Victoria Childress, Director of GIRLGO, personally secured two scholarships for the GIRLGO Supports Scholarship. Two girls from single-parent households will will be awarded $300 each. As a solo parent, and having also worked with single-parents to help their girls travel and attend various summer camps and extracurricular activities around the country, she thought it was important to provide some aid. “Money should not be a reason to not apply. It should not be a reason to not travel. Why? Because money is everywhere, it is plenteous, even if you do not have much of it yet. It is in our community, our network… resources are available in our asking.” -Victoria Applications for GIRLGO Supports will be available October 1 and applicants must meet the criteria outlined in order to be considered. Decisions and notifications will be made on or before November 20, 2019.

GIRLGO Academic Achievers Scholarship

We celebrate the smarts, intelligence and dedication of our adventurous and studious girls. The Academic Achievers Scholarship will provide two girls with $150 scholarship for the 2020 trip, as well as waived application fees for a university in Rome, Florence or Perugia, Italy, until 2025. We want to encourage our girls to continue working hard at their academics, and to seriously consider studying abroad after high school, for a semester or longer! Applications for Academic Achievers will be available March 1, 2020, applicants must meet outlined criteria. Decisions will be made on or before April 20, 2020. For this scholarship, funds can be applied toward cost of trip, applied toward the cost of trip insurance or used as spending cash.