RICHMOND, VA, OCTOBER 9, 2017 —Travel insurance provider Allianz Global Assistance USA has launched its thirteenth annual scholarship contest for students who want to study or volunteer abroad. Started in 2004, the “ScholarTrips” contest provides grants to students who want to participate in international travel programs. Believing that experiencing new cultures is critical to a student’s development, Allianz Global Assistance hopes that the ScholarTrips program will promote meaningful global exchanges.
Allianz Global Assistance has awarded more than $150,000 in travel scholarships to students who demonstrate a desire to learn or help others through travel. The goal of this year’s contest is to provide students over the age of 14 with a platform to showcase their creativity while answering the question, “What is your dream travel experience and who is your ideal travel companion and where would you go?” Entries can be submitted in either an essay or a video. Students entering the contest will be eligible to win one of six first-place $2,500 scholarships, ten second-place $1,000 scholarships or 25 third-place $500 scholarships.
This year, Allianz Global Assistance has provided travel agents with tools to promote the contest with local media and on their social media platforms. Travel agents can use the tools provided on the ScholarTrips’s “Promote the Contest” page to connect with customers and potential customers who may be interested in entering the contest. These tools can be found at scholartrips.org/promote.
“We believe in supporting student programs that promote travel, cultural understanding and personal growth,” said Joe Mason, Chief Marketing Officer of the Americas Region at Allianz Worldwide Partners. “ScholarTrips can help students enrich their lives through these experiences and make travel dreams a reality.”
The ScholarTrips Contest will run October 6h through November 6th. All winning entries will be featured on the ScholarTrips website. Full details can be found at scholartrips.org. Winners will be announced on or about December 20th.
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*Allianz ScholarTrips Contest. THIS CONTEST IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AN INDUCEMENT TO PURCHASE INSURANCE. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. Entry starts on 10/6/17 at 12:00:01 a.m. EST and ends on 11/6/17 at 11:59:59 p.m. EST. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C. who are at least 14 years of age at the time of application and are students at a state-accredited high school or trade school, or an accredited university or college at time of entry. For complete Official Rules, go online to www.scholartrips.org/legal. Void where prohibited. Sponsor: Allianz Global Assistance, 9950 Mayland Dr., Richmond, VA 23233.
Allianz Global Assistance USA
Allianz Global Assistance USA (AGA Service Company) is a leading consumer specialty insurance and assistance company. We provide insurance to 25 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 property and casualty insurers and credit card companies.