Students of Service (SOS) has worked to offer area youth, from a spectrum of socioeconomic backgrounds, the opportunity to travel internationally since 2014. Because of this, the organization has taken more than 600 travelers abroad to over 16 countries (and counting) in under ten years. This year, SOS is proud to offer $25,000 in scholarships to area teens to apply towards international travel.
SOS focuses on providing international travel opportunities for young adults to allow them access to develop a deeper understanding of international issues as well as develop a global perspective that can help influence how they solve problems at home. Through experiential learning, students are engaged in hands-on activities that allow them to reflect on what they have encountered through their experiences.
Thanks to the generosity of donors over the past year, SOS will be offering $25,000 in scholarship funds for travel with the organization during their upcoming year. SOS plans on visiting Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, Southern Europe, and London in 2023 and is planning trips to Northern Europe and South Korea in 2024. By visiting the “Explore” tab at sossanantonio.org, you can find out more information about upcoming trips and the scholarship application process. The deadline for scholarship applications is Friday, November 18th.
SOS Board Chair, M. Leslie Palmer shares, “We are grateful for the opportunity to offer $25,000 in scholarships for the first time in the organization’s history. It is important that students are given every opportunity possible to not only enrich their lives but to also bring back what they learn to the communities they grow up in.” For more information about trips and access to scholarships, families and teachers are encouraged to reach out to SOS’s Explore Manager, Marisa Calder, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students of Service is a San Antonio-based nonprofit organization that works to develop young leaders who have a global perspective to solve local problems. To learn more about SOS, visit www.sossanantonio.org.