The club committee is delighted to launch the inaugural Old Abbotsholmians’ Club Travel Award - a new iteration of the old APA Travel Award. The award will help ensure a new generation of young OAs still in full-time education will be able to fulfil their travel ambitions in a way that will benefit both them and the wider world.
The committee will award 1,500GBP to the young OA whose application it determines best meets one or more of the following aims:
1. Increasing knowledge – either connected to the applicant's studies or some area of personal interest; or 2. Protecting nature – taking part in an environmental project; or 3. Challenging yourself – by undertaking an expedition; or 4. Social responsibility – taking part in a social project for the benefit of others.
The travel award is open to any OA aged 18-25 at the time of submitting an application, and who commits to travelling in the summer of 2020.
Write your submission, taking the time to ensure you provide all the information asked for and to make sure you meet the award's eligibility criteria.
Send your completed application form by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with your current enrolment letter and a recent photo of yourself.
The deadline for applications is 30 November 2019.
Got questions? Perhaps our Q&A can help.
How do I know if I’m a member of the OA club? You can check on the club’s website: www.abbotsholmians.co.uk
I’m between 18 and 25 when I apply, but not when I travel. Can I still apply? Yes, we only ask that you are between the ages of 18 and 25 when you apply for the award.
I go to university, but don’t think I have an enrolment letter. What should I do? You can ask your university for a letter declaring you are an enrolled student at their institution.
I would like to apply but want to travel during the winter / Easter break. Is this ok? No, you travel must be completed during Summer 2020.
I’ve already booked my travel but would like to apply for the award. Can I? That is not necessarily a problem, the club only stipulates that you use the award for the purpose of travel, being to play for travel tickets, accommodation or travel expenses.
I’m not confident about writing stories but would still like to apply. Should I? Yes! We have people who can help you with the writing, However, you should be prepared to provide details information about your travel experiences, as well as photos.