Students on Ice is dedicated to making its programs accessible to all high school and university students, regardless of their socio-economic or cultural background. Thanks to the SOI Foundation’s great base of partners, sponsors and supporters, the Foundation has been able to offer scholarships to over 80% of participants on its recent Arctic Expeditions.
SOI runs a comprehensive Scholarship Program through which it offers scholarships to a wide variety of students. Scholarships generally cover the full expedition cost for students to participate. Scholarship applicants must demonstrate that they want to participate for the right reasons. SOI’s Expeditions are learning journeys that require time, energy, passion and interest, before, during and after the expedition. Scholarship applicants must be committed to furthering their personal, educational and career development. They must demonstrate a keen interest in the Polar Regions and have the desire to bring positive change to their lives and communities.
Supporters, sponsors and partners decide to provide scholarships for a variety of reasons and to students who meet their organizational criteria. What SOI’s generous donors have in common is the objective to provide deserving youth with a life-changing opportunity that will contribute positively to their personal, educational and career development and ultimately to sustainable development of the Polar Regions and around the world.