Feb 01, 2016

“ScholarTrips” Winners Announced by Allianz Global Assistance

Winning students will receive a scholarship to help them explore the world


RICHMOND, VA,FEBRUARY 1, 2016 — Leading travel insurance provider Allianz Global Assistance USA has announced the winners of its 2015 annual “ScholarTrips” essay and video contest. Allianz Global Assistance created ScholarTrips to give students the opportunity to travel abroad and experience new places and cultures. The company has now provided over $100,000 in travel grants to students across the country.  Each of this year’s six winners is being awarded a grant of $2,500 for their travel expenses.

Hundreds of students submitted a video or essay response to the question, “How can international travel impact your life?”  The contest was open to students over 14-years-old who are U.S. residents. The winning entries can be viewed at the ScholarTrips website, www.Scholartrips.org.

“We believe that all students should have the opportunity to travel abroad and to experience the world they live in,” said Joe Mason, chief marketing officer of Allianz Global Assistance USA. “We are proud to offer this great opportunity to students across the country and we sincerely congratulate this year’s group of winners.”

The 2015 ScholarTrips winners and videos are:

High school                       

“There Is No Place Like Home” essay by Cassidy Robinett (Osage City, KS)

“Cheese Pizza: The Comfort Zone” essay by Leonie Tollefson (Madison, WI)

“Ode to a Scholarship” poem by Rosemary Williams (Eugene, OR)


“The Elevator Effect” essay by Amber Blackmon (Ellicott City, MD)

“Something borrowed, something new” video by Amy Chen (Highliands Ranch, CO)

“The Secret Life of Adam Schnitkey” essay by Adam Schnitkey (Hilliard, OH)

Allianz Global Assistance USA (AGA Service Company) is a leading consumer specialty insurance and assistance company.  We insure 21 million customers annually and are best known for our Allianz Travel Insurance plans. In addition to travel insurance, Allianz Global Assistance USA offers tuition insurance, event ticket protection, registration protection for endurance events and unique travel assistance services such as international medical assistance and concierge services. The company also serves as an outsource provider for in-bound call center services and claims administration for health insurers, property and casualty insurers, and credit card companies.

To learn more about Allianz Travel Insurance, please visit allianztravelinsurance.com or Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/AllianzTravelInsuranceUS.

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