Enabling Dollar Academy students to travel, learn and 



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Unlocking Global Opportunities for Dollar Academy Students

At The Cameron Travel Scholarship Trust, we’re committed to helping Dollar Academy students stretch their horizons and expand their worldview.

Our scholarships present a unique chance to not only travel the world but to engage with different cultures, learn valuable life skills, and make a meaningful impact though voluntary or vocational work which helps others or local communities.



We believe that some of the most valuable lessons occur outside the confines of a classroom.

When our students venture into new territories, they’re embarking on much more than just a physical journey – it’s a journey of self-discovery, personal growth, and intellectual expansion.

These journeys enable students to navigate the complex tapestry of diverse social landscapes, adapt and respond effectively to unfamiliar and challenging situations, and cultivate a heightened sense of empathy and understanding.

As they immerse themselves in different cultures, languages, and societal structures, they inherently develop a more nuanced view of the world around them.

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At the core of The Cameron Travel Scholarship Trust is a deep dedication to community service. Beyond mere exploration, it’s about truly connecting with others and offering genuine support.

Our scholarship drives Dollar Academy students to engage deeply in volunteering and collaborate with local groups for real, positive change. More than travelers, our students are changemakers. These experiences enrich both the communities and the students, instilling selflessness, gratitude, and a lasting commitment to impact.

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Bridging the Gap to Further Education or Careers

Our scholarship program also serves as a stepping stone towards further education or embarking on a career.

The invaluable experiences and knowledge gained during these travels help our scholars develop a robust set of transferable skills, boosting their confidence and improving their employability. It’s about setting a strong foundation for personal and professional success.



Who can apply?

Anyone who is a current pupil of Dollar Academy or a former pupil who was at the school for at least four years and is under the age of 25 when the proposed trip is to commence

Can I apply to the Trust more than once?

No. The Trust will only support one application per person

Can I travel on my own or do I need to be part of an organised group?

You can travel on your own but you will need to demonstrate that you have thoroughly researched what you plan to do and that you have a support network that you can call on if things go wrong while you are away.

Do I need to contribute to the trip or will the Trust pay for everything?

The Trustees will expect you to make a contribution, the amount of which will depend on your personal circumstances.

How much will the Trust pay?

That depends on how long you are going for and how much the trip is costing. Trustees are very supportive of longer trips.

What is the minimum amount of time that I need to go for?

The Trustees believe that the longer the trip, the more that you will benefit. This is not a holiday that can be fitted in for a couple of weeks in the summer holidays as that will not give the immersive and rewarding experience that we are expecting. The Trustees require students to have at least 5 weeks of active involvement in the activity. If students also tag on some sightseeing as well, then that is acceptable but your application must be clear on how many weeks you will be volunteering or working and how many weeks you are sightseeing

Do I need to volunteer?

Trustees expect successful applicants to be involved in projects which will help others. Students can volunteer or be paid ( usually a notional amount) but the critical point is that applicants need to demonstrate that they will be doing some community good.

What types of applications have been successful in the past?

The Trust has helped over 100 Dollar pupils to date with almost 45 number of different countries visited. Previous successful applications in the past have included – A year in Ghana assisting in a remote hospital ; 7 weeks in Ecuador helping at a school for underprivileged children ; 5 weeks in Nepal helping disabled children.

Do I need to submit a report to Trustees when I return?

Yes. Part of your grant will depend upon Trustees receiving a written report on your experiences.

How do I submit my application?

Online through this website

What happens after I submit my application?

Your application will be reviewed and if it there is nothing in the application which disqualifies it, then you will be invited for an interview with Trustees. Thereafter you will be notified of the level of support granted. Payment of the grant will be in two parts. The first payment will be made when evidence is produced that the trip is going ahead – flight tickets/ confirmation of a place on the group trip/ accommodation booking etc. The balance payable when Trustees have received your written report.