RICHMOND, VA, 10.12.2015 – Study-abroad programs have long been known to promote global exchange and inspire students to develop critical thought and communication skills. Recognizing their importance, Allianz Global Assistance USA has launched its 2015 “ScholarTrips” video/essay contest that champions the foreign-exchange student.
Since 2004, Allianz Global Assistance has awarded over $90,000 in travel scholarships to students who demonstrate a desire to be true world travelers: those who absorb the world’s cultures abroad and feel compelled to share that knowledge with others.
Potential entrants (age 14 and over) will be asked to showcase their uniqueness and creative side by answering the seemingly simple question “How can international travel impact your life?” Those who enter (via a 500-word essay or 60-90 second video) will be eligible to win one of six $2,500 scholarships*.
“We believe that some of the best educational opportunities happen outside of the classroom, such as in international exchange programs that promote travel, cultural understanding and personal growth,” said Joe Mason, Chief Marketing Officer of Allianz Global Assistance USA. “ScholarTrips can help students enrich their lives through these experiences and make travel dreams a reality.”
2015 ScholarTrips will run October 12th through November 13th with a panel of “celebrity” judges deciding 30 finalists and six ScholarTrips winners. Full contest details can be found atscholartrips.org.
* – 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 October 12, 2015 at 12:00:01 a.m. EST and ends on November 13, 2015 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.
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Allianz Global Assistance USA
Allianz Global Assistance USA (AGA Service Company) is a leading consumer specialty insurance and assistance company. We insure 18 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.