Scholarships for Students to Study Abroad Help Turn the World Into a Classroom

RICHMOND, VA--(Marketwired - October 10, 2016) - "ScholarTrips," an Allianz Global Assistance USA scholarship program designed to support international study and volunteer programs, has launched its 2016 video and essay contest. Believing that study abroad programs are critical to a student's development and help promote the benefits of travel, Allianz Global Assistance hopes that the ScholarTrips program will promote meaningful global exchanges.

Since 2004, Allianz Global Assistance has awarded more than $100,000 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 inspires you to travel abroad?" Students entering the contest will be eligible to win one of six $2,500 scholarships and one of thirty $50 Amazon Gift Cards*.

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' "Promote the Contest" page to connect with customers and potential customers who may be interested in entering the contest. These can be found at

"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. ScholarTrips can help students enrich their lives through these experiences and make travel dreams a reality," said Joe Mason, Chief Marketing Officer of Allianz Global Assistance USA.

The ScholarTrips Contest will run October 10th through November 10th. The top 30 entries will be featured on the ScholarTrips website and six winners will be selected from those finalists. Full details can be found at

* - 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 10/10/16 at 12:00:01 a.m. EST and ends on 11/10/16 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 Void where prohibited. Sponsor: Allianz Global Assistance, 9950 Mayland Dr., Richmond, VA 23233.

Allianz Global Assistance USA

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