Category Archives: Service

Travel essay contest winner

Each year, Farther Foundation scholarship recipients participate in life-changing programs across the country and around the world. When they return, they share their experiences with us, and we share them with you. Delia won third place in our essay contest … Continue reading

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Internship for a World Traveler

Erika is accumulating a great resume. She participated in a service trip to Vietnam after her junior year of high school. She then won a prestigious scholarship to study with the U.S. State Department Strategic Language Initiative in Turkey the … Continue reading

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Meeting the Masai and the Wildlife in Tanzania

Farther Foundation student scholars have traveled near, far and farther, challenging themselves to experience new people, places, ideas, languages and cultures. Program destinations have included top colleges and universities, rugged western wilderness areas and more than twenty countries including China, … Continue reading

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Finding new relationships in the Dominican Republic

Tyler was awarded a Farther Foundation scholarship and chose to participate in a Visions Service Adventures program in the Dominican Republic, where he would learn the local language and culture and provide service in the community. Tyler describes himself as … Continue reading

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Language Immersion and Community Service in Costa Rica

Farther Foundation awarded Brittanie a scholarship to go to Costa Rica this summer and participate in a language immersion and community service program offered by Rustic Pathways. Brittanie leaves tomorrow, and she sent us this note today: “I just want … Continue reading

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Farther Foundation education travel grants help deserving students

This past summer, with the help of Farther Foundation, 16 eager and deserving Chicago High School students had the opportunity to travel across the country and around the world. While on their programs, these students had unique experiences that opened … Continue reading

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Mid-year report now available online

Another 18 eager and deserving students have been awarded Farther Foundation enrichment scholarships to help them participate in unique and life changing educational travel programs this summer. Our scholars will travel to 12 countries on 5 continents and study at … Continue reading

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