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National Geographic Student Expeditions Scholarship Program

The National Geographic Student Expeditions Scholarship Program provides financial support for students seeking educational summer experiences who could not otherwise afford them. Last summer, we awarded full scholarships to 23 students, providing learning opportunities to students from a wide variety of backgrounds and creating a richer and more diverse experience for every student involved.


Students completing 7th through 12th grades who are legal residents of the United States or Canada are eligible to apply for a National Geographic Student Expeditions scholarship.

The National Geographic Scholarship program generally considers students whose parents' combined income is less than $50,000 and who have few assets. Each year, we receive many scholarship applications, and allocation of scholarship funds is competitive.

Scholarship Application Materials:

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Support the NGSE Scholarship Program:

National Geographic makes an annual donation to the scholarship fund. However, the long-term success of this important program will depend on the generosity of donors. Your support is greatly appreciated! Make a donation.