Travel & Education Opportunities

PIE Travel & Education Scholarships – For VHS Middle and High school Students

Thinking about traveling or attending a summer program? PIE can help!

PIE Scholarships are available for up to $2500 per high school student, and $1500 per middle school student, to help defray the cost of a program and related expenses.

Since 2013, PIE has awarded 23 scholarships to students in middle and high school. Below are some of the programs Vinalhaven students have already attended. There are many more out there – take a look! Then apply for a PIE scholarship. Deadlines are December 1st and May 1st. What are you waiting for?!

Name of Program Attended Location Links/general info
Bold Earth – Teen Adventure Travel: Costa Rica Active Program Worldwide travel programs for teens to various locations https://boldearth.com

For grades 7-12

Cost: varies based on location and length ($$$)

Downeast School of Massage Waldoboro, ME https://downeastschoolofmassage.net

various programs – high school and older

Experiment in International Living:  Mongolia: Nomadic Cultures & Outdoor Adventure

Spain: Language and Cultural Traditions

Worldwide travel and education programs to various locations

 

https://www.experiment.org

3-4-week programs for high school

Cost: $5,500-7,000 ($$$$) plus air fare

 

*A PIE/Experiment Scholarship of $5000 is available for one VHS applicant. Apply by February 28 for a chance at more financial aid.

Future Leader Camp Norwich University, Norwich, VT https://www.norwich.edu/flc

Military-style 2-week camp for high school

Cost: $1975 ($)

Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership Programs in ecology, marine biology and sustainability http://www.hurricaneisland.net/2020programs

7 – 14-day programs for grades 7-8 and 9-12

Cost: $1500-2600 ($$)

HICSL scholarships available

International Volunteer Headquarters:

Guatemala

Worldwide volunteer opportunities https://www.volunteerhq.org

For high school and older

Cost: varies based on location and length of time ($$)

Maine College of Art – Pre-College program Portland, ME https://www.meca.edu/academics/pre-college/

3-week program for high school students

Cost: $3750 ($$)

Maine School of Science & Mathematics

Summer Camp

Limestone, ME https://www.mssm.org/summer-programs/summer-camp

One and two-week programs for girls and boys, ages 10-13 and 11-14

Cost: $750/week ($)

Maine Summer Youth Music Camps U Maine, Orono, ME https://umaine.edu/spa/msym2020/

6-day residential camps for grades 5-8 and 9-12

Cost: $620 ($)

Maine Summer Youth Music and Theater Camps USM, Gorham, ME https://usm.maine.edu/music/summercamps

5-8-day Theater, Instrumental, and Chorus residential camps for high school students

Cost: $500-700 ($)

National Youth Leadership Forum Envision: Engineering & Technology Program University of California at Berkeley, San Fransisco, CA https://www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/national-youth-leadership-forum-engineering-and-technology/

8-day program for grades 9-12

Cost: $3495 ($$$)

National Youth Leadership Forum Envision: Intensive Law & Trial program Stanford University,

Palo Alto, CA

https://www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/intensive-law-and-trial

10-day program for grades 9-12

Cost: $4095 ($$$)

National Youth Leadership Forum Envision: Medicine

 

Tufts University, Boston, MA

and other locations

https://www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/national-youth-leadership-forum-medicine

9-day program for grades 9-12

Cost: $3595 ($$$)

National Youth Leadership Forum: Envision Programs

(all)

Various locations and programs in career exploration  and youth leadership https://discover.envisionexperience.com/

6-12-day programs for grades 6-8 and 9-12

Cost: $3000-4000 ($$$)

People to People: Student Travel Programs Worldwide travel, to various locations https://www.peopletopeople.com/programs/

7-14 day travel programs for grades 6-12

Cost: varies depending on location and length ($$$)

Pine Tree 2 Basketball Camps Colby College, Waterville, ME https://www.colbybasketballcamps.com/overnight-clinic.cfm

5-day camps for grades 5-12

Cost: $500 ($)

Putney Student Travel: Nepal Community Service Worldwide travel, service and language programs https://goputney.com

For grades 7-8 and 9-12

Cost: varies based on location and length ($$$)

The Traveling School: South America South America and Africa https://travelingschool.com/

Semester programs for girls only

($$$$)

Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) USA and worldwide https://wwoof.net

For high school and older

Cost: varies – mostly for transportation and living expenses ($)

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