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CALL: for UG rising Juniors: Voyager Scholarship!

The 2023 Voyager Scholarship for Public Service application closes in just over a month, so if you know a rising college junior who may be interested in this opportunity, please read on and encourage them to apply.

The Obama Foundation is looking for 100 rising college juniors from every corner of this country who share a curiosity about the world and the conviction to want to make positive change within it. Students should have a passion for helping others, experience serving in or building community, and an expansive view of what’s possible through public service.

If this sounds like you or someone you know, please start your application or forward this email on to a college student in your life.

100 undergraduate students will be selected for the Voyager Scholarship for Public Service. Voyagers will receive:
  • Up to $50,000 in financial aid: Students will receive up to $25,000 per year in “last dollar” financial aid for their junior and senior years of college.
  • Summer Voyage: Students will receive a $10,000 stipend and Airbnb credit to pursue a summer work-travel experience between their junior and senior year of college. 
  • Fall Summit: Each fall, students will be invited to a summit to help define and inspire their public service journey.
  • Network of leaders: Throughout the program, students will be invited to an ongoing speaker series, giving them access to a network of leaders. This network of leaders will expose them to new areas of service and innovations happening in their fields. After graduation, they will join the Obama Foundation Leadership Network, our community of program alumni, providing them with Foundation resources and programming.
  • 10-year travel stipend: After graduation, Airbnb will provide the students with a $2,000 Airbnb travel credit every year for 10 years, totaling $20,000. This will allow students to continue to broaden their horizons and forge new connections throughout their public service careers.

The application for the next class of Voyagers closes on Wednesday, March 23 at 3:00 PM CT, so start your application now or forward to an interested rising college junior you know!


Laura Lucas Magnuson
Executive Vice President, Global Programs