Tortuga Scholarship Program-Are you a passionate student who is currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a college program. Two scholarships, one in spring and next fall.

Tortuga Scholarship Program
College is your opportunity to experience new things, meet random people, and make memories you’ll treasure for the rest of your life. You’ve worked hard to make your academic dreams a reality.

At Tortuga, our mission is to make travel easy with our carry-on-sized travel backpacks. When customers purchase our products, they fund scholarships for students like you.

The Tortuga Scholarship is awarded biannually to passionate students who are currently enrolled or planning to enrol in a college program.

The Scholarship
The winner of the Tortuga Scholarship will receive:

$1,000 Scholarship
1 travel backpack
The scholarship may be used for tuition, room and board, or books. Funds will be sent directly to the winner’s college program or university. In cases where this is not possible, we will make alternative arrangements.

Eligibility Requirements
To apply for the Tortuga Scholarship, you must:
Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or currently studying in the United States
Be a full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing at a four-year, degree-granting college or university in the United States
Have applied to or been accepted into a current college or university program
Please check your eligibility before applying.
How to Apply
Before applying, read all of the instructions and eligibility requirements on this page.
Then, fill out the application linked below. Only one submission per person will be accepted.
The winner may be featured on our blog, social media accounts, and alumni page. Scholarship application deadlines are:
Spring 2022 Scholarship
Submit your application by November 15, 2021. The winner will be announced on November 30, 2021.
Fall 2022 Scholarship
Submit your application by April 15, 2022. The winner will be announced on April 30, 2022.
We ask that the author of the selected essay respond within 5 days of notification. If the selectee fails to do so, another will be selected from the pool of submissions.
Application Link
For any questions, contact us.
All written submissions become the property of Tortuga Backpacks LLC and may be posted on our website, blog, social media accounts, or elsewhere as we see fit.
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