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      Thank you for applying for the 2021 Global Citizen Scholarship! We appreciate the time and effort that you put into your application.

      -EF Tours

      Explore the world with the Global Citizen Scholarship.

      The Global Citizen Scholarship is designed to bring your innovative and creative ideas to life. We want you to use your global experience to bring passion, purpose, impact, and perspective to your community. 

      How to apply:

      1. Complete an online application

      2. Create a 2 to 3-minute video to submit with your application

      Your video should answer this question: How will this tour change the way you think, or feel about the world, or act within it?

      Have questions? Check out our terms and conditions and project guidelines.


      Global Citizen Scholarship 2021



      1. Eligibility

      This Global Citizen Scholarship (the “Scholarship”) is open to U.S. residents currently enrolled in a tour with EF Educational Tours (“EF”). A parent or legal guardian must consent to the terms of this Scholarship for eligible entrants under the age of 18. If the you are under the age of 13, you must have a parent or legal guardian complete the application and submit all information on the student’s behalf, including the submission of the student’s original video. Employees, directors, officers and principals of EF Education First International, Ltd. its subsidiaries, affiliates, contractors, agents and members of their immediate families or households are not eligible to participate. This promotion is void where prohibited by law. By participating, you agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Terms and Conditions, and you and your parent and/or legal guardian represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements..

      2. How to enter

      Visit to read the rules and apply for the Scholarship. The entry must fulfill all Scholarship requirements, as specified. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of EF. You may enter only once. You must provide the information requested. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If you use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of EF.

      3. Promotion Period

      EF will begin accepting applications on February 15, 2020. The deadline for applications will depend on your dates of travel.

      For tours departing between January 2021 – March 2021 the application deadline is August 15th, 2020 and winners will be announced by August 31st, 2020.

      For tours departing between April 2021 – June 2021 the application deadline is November 15th, 2020 and winners will be announced by November 30th, 2020.

      For tours departing between July 2021 – September 2021 the application deadline is February 15, 2021 and winners will be announced by March 1st, 2021.

      For tours departing between October 2021 – December 2021 the application deadline is May 15, 2021 and winners will be announced June 1, 2021.

      EF may adjust or extend the promotion period at its sole discretion. Odds of winning will depend on the number of people travelling in your departure pool who apply for this Scholarship. Limit one entry per person. All entries submitted become the sole property of EF and will not be returned. Entries generated by a script, macro or other automated means are prohibited and will be automatically disqualified.

      4. Selection of scholarship recipients

      The selection of scholarship recipients will be conducted by a panel of judges designated by EF and will be based on the quality of the application, including the video submission. Visit for project guidelines. Scholarship recipients will be selected in accordance with the schedule set out above. There will up to 100 scholarship recipients chosen over the full promotion period. All decisions are final.

      5. Prize

      Scholarship recipients will receive $1,000 towards their current EF Educational Tour. The scholarship prize is only applicable to travelers enrolled on an EF Educational Tour, departing between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021) and not applicable for any future tour or for other EF Products. You will be responsible for the remainder of the tour cost and any other expenses. All scholarship recipients must complete the EF Educational Tours Booking Conditions which includes a Release and Agreement. EF reserves the right to disqualify any recipient prior to the tour if they do not continue to exemplify the qualities of a Global Citizen or if, in EF’s sole discretion, their participation on the tour would no longer be appropriate. Please note, you are also responsible for obtaining your own travel documentation, including but not limited to a passport and any applicable visa. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at EF’s discretion. The scholarship is nontransferable. Any and all scholarship-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of the scholarship recipient. Acceptance of the scholarship constitutes permission for EF to use your name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

      6. General conditions

      All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply to the competition. This competition is void where prohibited by law. Scholarship recipients will be notified by email or telephone and may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Publicity and Liability within 14 days of notification. In the event of noncompliance, if the recipient cannot be reached at the email address or telephone number submitted with entry, or if the scholarship notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable, the scholarship will be forfeited and an alternate recipient will be selected. No cash alternative or substitution of any scholarship award will be offered. No scholarship transfer is permitted. Limit one scholarship per person. Participants agree to be bound by these official rules and the decisions of EF are final and binding in all respects. All submissions become the property of EF. No photos, videos, or other media will be returned. By uploading content such as photograph image files or video, entrants agree to give EF or its designee irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free rights to use the photo/video for any purpose including publication, display, modification, and creation of derivative works. By making a submission to the Global Citizen Scholarship Competition, participants acknowledge and agree that such submission will be brought within the public domain and EF will not be held liable for any copying, re-posting or unlawful use of the submission that may result. By participating and accepting the scholarship, the recipient agrees to the use of his/her name for advertising or publicity purposes and to the use of statements made by or attributed to him/her relating to EF or this competition, and releases any and all rights to said use without further compensation. In the event of a dispute, all entries will be deemed to be made by the holder of the email account associated with the entry. By entering your video content, you represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, you will be disqualified at the sole discretion of EF. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, you shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless EF from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which EF may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.

      7. Release of liability

      All entrants release, indemnify and hold harmless EF Education First International, Ltd., EF Institute for Cultural Exchange, Inc., their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents, employees and all others associated with the development and execution of the competition (the “Released Parties”) from any and all liability with respect to or in any way arising from this competition and/or acceptance or use of the scholarship, including liability for personal injury, death, damages, loss or any actual or alleged infringement or misappropriation of any third party proprietary rights. EF is not responsible for entries that are corrupted or otherwise not received correctly or for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email, or on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to participants or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in the scholarship. EF assumes no responsibility for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the scholarship or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions in the scholarship. EF assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries, including lost, late or misdirected entries. EF is not responsible for user cheating or fraud by any entrants. Any activities intended to disrupt or interfere with the competition or defraud EF in any way may be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Participants engaging in any of the foregoing activities will be disqualified and any scholarships awarded will be forfeited. If, for any reason, the competition is not able to be run as planned, including without limitation infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of EF which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this competition, EF reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the competition.

      8. Winners list

      To obtain a copy of the Winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: EF Educational Tours, 2 Education Circle Cambridge, MA 02141 USA. Requests must be received no later than June 1, 2021.

      9. Scholarship sponsors:

      The sponsor of the promotion is EF Educational Tours International, Ltd. located at Selnaustrasse 30, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland.

      10. Privacy Policy

      Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the EF Educational Tours website. To read the Privacy Policy, click here.

      Any questions regarding this scholarship should be directed to EF Educational Tours at