The Costa Rican Vacations scholarship program recognizes and rewards innovation and ideas within the areas of tourism studies and sustainable tourism. Every year Costa Rican Vacations awards two scholarships of $1,000 each to students who are interested in pursuing their studies and their career in tourism, hospitality, or sustainable development. Scholarships are not renewable; however, a recipient may re-apply.
This scholarship is part of our social responsibility program; we do NOT charge an application fee.
Scholarship Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Submissions must by received by February 15th of each year
Scholarship Award Date: April 15th
Number of Scholarships Available: 2
Minimum GPA: 2.8
Eligible Fields of Study: Tourism, Hospitality, or Sustainable Development (or related)
Students wishing to apply must submit a 600-700 word essay detailing the reasons they chose their specific field of study and what their career goals are in relation to this field. Our judging panel will select the winner they feel demonstrates the greatest desire and innovation. Submit your essay with a title page including the following information:
Field of Study
Year of School
The scholarship is open to students that are enrolled in an undergraduate degree at a US-based university, connected to the fields of tourism, hospitality, or sustainable development. Applicants must submit proof from their college/university that confirms their eligibility.