Apply Today: The Mark Twain Awards for Travel

Apr 9, 2013

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Brought to you by Phi Kappa Phi corporate partner Letterbanc, The Mark Twain Awards for Travel support students who wish to enrich their education through exposure to people and places they otherwise would not encounter. Once awarded, the funds are unrestricted and can be used toward any local or international travel of any duration. Awards range from $500 to $2,500. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so early submissions are strongly encouraged.

To Apply

  1. Create a new account with your username and password at
  2. Visit to submit a brief 250 word statement and additional required information.


  • Any currently enrolled freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior in any major
  • A graduate student in a masters, doctoral, or professional degree program
  • A recent college graduate who completed coursework less than 2 years ago
  • All applicants will be considered equally on the merits of their proposed travel regardless of affiliation or memberships.

Email for additional information and questions.

The Mark Twain Awards for Travel are funded by Letterbanc, the leading application platform for academic awards, admissions, and employment, and promoted by Phi Kappa Phi and Mortar Board, a national honor society recognizing college seniors.