Road Scholar Announces a New Scholarship for Educators

Jamie Chapman
Feb 18, 2019

Road ScholarRoad Scholar offers an unmatched selection of unique and varied learning adventures at a remarkable value to older adults. As the world’s largest and most innovative creator of experiential learning opportunities, with adventures from San Francisco to Siberia and nearly everywhere in between, all of their 5,500 programs provide exceptional educational opportunities led by instructors who are experts in their fields.

Road Scholar was founded by two education administrators, David Bianco and Marty Knowlton, and nearly half of their participants were, or are currently, in the field of education. That’s no surprise, because Road Scholar is a university of the world and learning is at the core of the Road Scholar mission.

Though being an educator is one of the noblest callings, unfortunately in today’s world, the financial reward educators receive doesn’t come close to matching the value they provide society. That’s why Road Scholar has created a special kind of financial assistance specifically for active and retired educators. They call it the “Professional Educator’s Assistance Recognition” Scholarship—or “PEAR” for short.

Thanks to the generous support of donors, Road Scholar was able to ensure that educators with limited financial means are able to experience their own learning adventure. Through this new financial assistance program, educators can turn the dream of experiencing one of thousands of educational travel adventures into a reality. If you are over 50 years of age, are currently working in or have retired from any educational organization or system, which includes public or private early childhood, primary, secondary, and further or higher education and are facing financial barriers preventing you from participating in a Road Scholar program, you are eligible to apply.

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Don’t forget, Phi Kappa Phi members qualify for a one-time $100 savings on any one Road Scholar learning adventure. Click here to sign up for a Road Scholar catalog and you will receive $100 off your first Road Scholar adventure.

Questions? Contact Jamie Chapman at or 1.800.804.9880, extension 217.