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The Women’s Travel Club Artists Scholarship

Two $7,000 Travel Scholarships for Women in 2024


The Women’s Travel Club (WTC) is an organization that five Boston women established in 1934 “to promote intelligent travel and exploration by women” and “to provide help to other women travelers.” Today, the WTC has nearly 80 members in the Greater Boston area. Every other year the Club awards Travel Scholarships to two women for whom travel is critical for their interests and professional goals. The Club will award two Travel Scholarships in April 2024. Each Scholarship will be $7,000.



The Club selects candidates on the basis of the compelling nature of their projects in all the arts and sciences. . There are no restrictions with regard to the destination, interests, the age of the applicant or academic background.. Recent Travel Scholars have included  a PhD candidate studying chimpanzee behavior, a ministerial candidate studying nude protests by rural Nigerian women, and an applicant studying homelessness in Vatican City.



There is no formal application material. Instead, each applicant should submit to the Committee Chair by email (

  • A one-page proposal that includes a budget and, if it is larger than $7,000, proof of additional funding.

  • A one-page account of personal background and travel interest. Exhibits may be included.

  • Two supporting letters, emailed directly to the Committee Chair.

  • Finalists must appear in person for a personal interview with the Committee in March of 2024.


Applications for a 2024 Travel Scholarship should be sent to the WTC Travel Scholarship Committee Chair (see below). They must be received no later than February 15, 2024. In February, the Committee will review the applications, In March of 2024, the committee will interview the finalists and soon afterward it will make its decisions. The two Scholars selected will meet WTC members at the Club’s meeting on May 15, 2024. Also, each Scholar will be required to sign an agreement to give a brief presentation about her completed project at the WTC meeting on May 15, 2024.


All Women’s Travel Club records, including records of Travel Scholars, ultimately reside in the archives of the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.

Denise R. Bienfang, Chair, Women’s Travel Club Scholarship Committee



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