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David Garrett started LIVFund after years of traveling, working and living in Latin America. From a young age, David was inspired to travel by his grandfather who encouraged a thirst for adventure and a never-ending quest for education. Through his grandfather, David made a continuous life goal to integrate the importance of travel, cultural exchange, language immersion, and openness to connecting with people into his life and into his children's lives. Since 2011, he has worked to spread this message through the LIVFund scholarship.LIVFund was established in 2011 in order to recognize and proudly support study, internship, and volunteer opportunities in Latin America. It has been designed for anyone who wants to learn, intern, or volunteer in Latin America and is seeking financial assistance in order to offset program or living abroad expenses. Our goal is to help others get the most out of their experience abroad.

The scholarship competition is open to anyone over the age of eighteen interested in learning, interning, or volunteering abroad in Latin America. LIVFund scholarships are available to those traveling abroad to study, intern, or volunteer in the following countries: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Venezuela.

Amount of Award
$500 each

Number of Awards
LIVFund will award two scholarships per month to selected recipients

Application Deadline
LIVFund accepts applications year-round. See for the application.

Application Process
Candidates may apply for the LIVFund Scholarship at any time, beginning six months in advance of their program start date. Candidates coming to Latin America with an organized program, designing their own program, or still waiting to be accepted to an abroad program are all eligible to apply. Students, interns, and volunteers who are already abroad are also eligible to receive funding.Applicants who are awarded the scholarship must agree to post at least three blog entries on the LIVFund blog detailing their abroad experience. You can read more about the blogging requirement here. The LIVFund Scholarship Committee will confirm the abroad program details of all scholarship recipients. LIVFund has the right to revoke the scholarship if recipients fail to travel abroad on their specified program, plagarize on application essays or neglect to post blog entries.