Shatter the Looking Glass is all about breaking the glass through which we view and access the world. Many of our authors started traveling at a young age. We strongly believe that travel is the key to growth and innovative knowledge, and want to share this opportunity with young people around the world.
Dreaming of trekking through Timor Leste, or learning about water rights in India? It’s time to make it a reality.
Shatter the Looking Glass will be launching our first travel scholarship, aiming to benefit young travelers (18-21) who desire to know and engage in the world around them.
We are not expecting you to sightsee or “save the world,” we want our travelers to offer fresh new perspectives.
We want to know what is pulling you to your destination choice and what makes you an ethical and awesome traveler.
SLG will be accepting applications starting in March. Applicants must submit a project proposal and an application video stating why you are the best candidate for the travel scholarship, proposing your travel plans, and why you want to undertake such endeavors. A review board of our authors will be responsible for awarding the scholarship. Our team of reviewers are young, intrepid travelers just like yourself. Once selected, travel scholarship awardees will be expected to stay in touch with their mentor from the board throughout the trip, and to keep a journal/video blog about your experience. You will also be expected to submit an article, essay, or video on your work and your experience.
Our application requires:
- Written application outlining your project proposal, highlighting how you will “Shatter the Looking Glass” during your travels.
- Video entry explaining why you are the right candidate and what you plan on “bringing back” from this trip.
- Detailed budget
- Plan for Sustainable Outcomes
- Post-trip outreach ideas
How will you break barriers and build relationships with community?
We want you to start brainstorming your ideas early!
The SLG Travel Scholarship is open to global citizens. All travel should be conducted during the 2011 academic year.
Stay tuned for more details about the applications!