Denver, CO (PRWEB) April 2, 2009
The Foundation for Asia Pacific Education, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on raising funds to assist students in gaining cultural and academic experiences in the Asia Pacific region, http://www.asia-pacificfoundation.org, today announces it has received a $10,000 donation from STA Travel Inc., a division of the world's largest student and youth travel organization.
"STA Travel, as the leading provider of travel services for students, has long played an integral role in assisting students who want to study abroad in the Asia Pacific region," said Foundation Chair Christie Doherty. "This $10,000 donation and creation of the STA Travel Scholarship opens new doors of opportunity for students who otherwise couldn't afford to have an international education experience in this economically and politically significant area of the world."
STA's generous donation directly supports the Foundation for Asia Pacific Education's mission, which is to help young adults in North America become global citizens and leaders who understand Asia Pacific's role as the hub of an increasingly interconnected world. The Foundation's strategic partner is AustraLearn / AsiaLearn / EuroLearn - Educational Programs of GlobaLinks. A leading provider of education abroad programs to North American students, GlobaLinks provides vision and financial support to the Foundation so it can seek contributions from individuals and organizations that see value in education abroad and will ultimately benefit when hiring students with first-hand knowledge this complex and vastly different area of the globe.
The contribution from STA, a Silver Level Donor to the foundation, goes toward scholarships awarded in 2009 in four $2,000 awards - two in each of the academic semesters - and two $1,000 awards for a summer semester.
The STA scholarships are designated for students majoring in Photography, Film and Art, Travel and Tourism, International Business, International Studies and Foreign Language.
"At STA Travel we believe that students able to fully experience the world through travel discover not only who they are, but who they can be," said Scott Hyden, President of STA Travel. "We are proud to extend this opportunity to applicants through our partnership."
STA Travel is the largest student and youth travel organization in the world serving over two and a half million students each year. With retail locations in the United States, a 24-hour call center and an online presence on http://www.statravel.com, students have access to comprehensive travel products and services including discounted student airfare, accommodations and tours, discount cards, student travel loans, travel insurance, foreign currency exchange, international cell phones and visa application services.
About The Foundation For Asia Pacific Education:
The Foundation for Asia Pacific Education, a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Denver, has since 2007 provided more than $275,0000 in scholarships to more than 280 North American college students for study in the Asia Pacific region. The Foundation receives strategic vision and financial support from AustraLearn / AsiaLearn / EuroLearn - Educational Programs of GlobaLinks, a Westminster, Colo.-based organization with a 19-year history of providing education abroad programs to more than 20,000 North American students studying in Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific, Asia and Europe. More information is available at http://www.AustraLearn.org, http://www.AsiaLearn.org and http://www.EuroLearn.org.
The Foundation's mission is to create global citizens and leaders by assisting students in achieving their personal and professional goals of obtaining international education experiences within the Asia Pacific region. Students from underrepresented populations in international education are a priority. The Foundation supports its mission through financial and other contributions from individuals and organizations that see the value of education abroad for their own goals and the world in general.
For more information on the Foundation, its impact and ways to get involved and support its mission visit http://www.asia-pacificfoundation.org or call 303-502-7256.