Moments That Matter Scholarship

The benefits of student travel are many . . .

 . . . but the costs are sometimes greater than a student’s family can afford. Bob Rogers Travel’s Moments That Matter Scholarship was created to ensure that exceptional students with financial need can experience the excitement of student travel.

Applications for the Moments That Matter Scholarship will be accepted beginning in September 2024.

 Who is eligible?

A trip participant is eligible if they are enrolled in a school or educational program, and if that same school or program is planning a tour with Bob Rogers Travel which is traveling in the next 18 months. The applicant must be a participating student on the upcoming tour; chaperones, adults, and non-participating students are not eligible.

If an applicant is selected for a scholarship, the award amount may vary and will not exceed the lesser of the participant’s trip cost or $500.

Applicants should have a financial need for this scholarship. BRT will consider up to five (5) applicants per traveling group, but will award not more than one (1) scholarship per group.

When are applications due?

Applications are due by 3:00 PM US Eastern Time on November 10, 2023. Scholarship recipients will be announced by mid-December, 2023.

How do I apply?

Apply by submitting a video of yourself. Details on what to include are in the next section. Your video will need to be complete before filling out the application, which you’ll find below.

What are the requirements for the video?

Videos must be no less than 30 seconds and no more than 60 seconds in length. In your video, points will be awarded for professionalism, creativity, and how you address the following:

Music groups:

  • What is your background?
  • How has music impacted your life?
  • What do you expect to gain from this trip?

Education groups:

  • What is your background?
  • How have teachers impacted your life?
  • What do you expect to gain from this trip?

    How do I submit my video and application?

    Once you have finished filming your video, you will need to upload it to a site such as YouTube, Vimeo, or DropBox and include a link to the video in your application. You can use any site you wish as long as the video is easily accessible by anyone without a password.

    If we cannot access your video, your application will not be considered.

    What important information should I  know?

    Make sure you read the full rules at the bottom of this page. Additionally, please note the following rules of particular importance:

     

    • Entries must be completed by the student.
    • Your video will be scored based on how you answer the required questions, as well as your creativity & professionalism. The more interesting and engaging you make your video, the higher you will likely score.
    • Applications with videos that are less than 30 seconds or longer than 60 seconds will not be considered.
    • It is your responsibility to ensure your video is easily accessible. If we are not able to access your video, your submission will not be considered.
    • Applications must be submitted through the official form linked to this page. Applications and videos received through any other method will not be considered.
    • Applications received after the submission deadline will not be considered.
    • This scholarship is highly competitive. Not every traveling group will receive a scholarship. Only students who put forth their greatest effort will have a chance at receiving a scholarship.

    The scholarship competition is currently closed.

    Applications for the Moments That Matter Scholarship will be accepted beginning in September 2024.

    Official Rules

    Multiple applications will not be accepted and will result in disqualification. Entries must be completed by the student. Employees of Bob Rogers Travel, immediate family members and business partners are not eligible. Applications must be received by 3:00 PM US Eastern Time on November 10, 2023. Late applications will not be considered.

    Only applications submitted through the designated electronic form will be considered. Mailed, emailed, or faxed applications will not be considered. Bob Rogers Travel is not responsible for any technical issues the user may have. Your video must be uploaded to a site that is publicly accessible. The video must remain accessible until at least January 31, 2024. If Bob Rogers Travel is not able to access your video, or if it requires a password to be viewed, your submission will be disqualified.

    Applicants should have a financial need for this scholarship. BRT will consider up to five (5) applicants per traveling group, but will award not more than one (1) scholarship per group. If more than five applicants are received from a single group, only the first five, based on date and time received, will be considered.

    This grant is subject to all federal, state and local laws. Void where restricted or prohibited. All applications become the property of Bob Rogers Travel. Bob Rogers Travel reserves all publication rights thereof. Acceptance of award constitutes consent to use recipients’ names and submissions for editorial or publicity purposes without further compensation, except where restricted or prohibited. Awarded funds must be utilized by the student on a future trip planned by Bob Rogers Travel, which must travel within 18 months of the date of the award. Scholarships are non-transferrable.

     

    The personal touches that BRT provides. Your company gets to know the people they work with. I have never felt like a "number" with BRT.

    Leslie Schmidt
    Columbia Central Junior High School
    Class Trip, DC Tour

     

    I appreciated the flexibility Bob Rogers showed us with the billing and various payments we had to make. We thought we were adding more and ended up not but you were great about giving us extra time to work out what we needed to on our end.

    Loraine Wistrom
    Plum Grove Junior High School
    Band, Chicago Tour

     

    BRT is always on top of all details. Even when something has slipped through the cracks, changed, or something unexpected comes up, BRT is flexible enough to make the changes needed to make everything right. We have always been so well taken care of and the personal attention is what makes your company special.

    Dameon Place
    Pella Community High School
    Band, Orlando Tour

     

    This was my 5th trip with Bob Rogers, and I appreciate the professionalism and also the willingness to work with me and my students to make each trip the very best it can be.

    Trey Jacobs
    Nashville School of the Arts
    Choir, Atlanta & Tuscaloosa Tour

     

    You make the process so easy - step-by-step of what needs to be done, guidance along the way, available (and quick) to respond to questions and making me feel like me and my students are your priority.

    Beth Vaughn
    Bowling Green High School
    Choir, New York City Tour

     

    The quality of service that you provided us with was second to none. The organization and communication were exceptional and we always felt we were in “the loop” on things both before and during the trip.

    Bob Mecozzi
    Amos Alonzo Stagg High School
    Band, Orlando Tour

     

    BRT hands down has been the absolute best travel company I have worked with in my 18 years in education. My interactions with BRT have always been so much more than just traveling from one destination to another...the focus has always been on people and providing them with experiences of a lifetime.

    Barry Houser
    University of Illinois
    Band, Ireland Tour

     

    From the scheduling, to planning, to overseeing, to leading, to customer service, everyone involved was courteous, prompt, and hospitable. Everyone did their jobs well and turned the trip experience into something better than we had anticipated.

    David Dvorak
    Lakewood Middle School
    Band, Nashville Tour

     

    Very Organized - even when problems develop. We've gone on enough trips with Bob Rogers to know how BRT operates - always first class, always prepared.

    Joe Carl
    Sumner High School
    Band, Los Angeles Tour

     

    The whole BRT team was extremely attentive, accommodating and reliable. Every detail was attended to and my stress level the entire trip was at an all-time low.

    Joel Vanderheyden
    Jefferson College
    Band, New Orleans Tour

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