The Royal Geographical Society (RGS) has Gap Year Scholarships currently available to students taking completing their studies in 2012 and taking a year out in 2012-2013. The scholarships include a grant of up to £4000 plus expert support and mentoring to plan a worthwhile experience.
Applications are invited from young Geography students who would not otherwise be able to participate in such Gap Year activities. The scholarships aim to fund travel, accommodation and/or the costs of a placement such as a conservation project, an expedition or a cultural exchange.
Applicants should be applying to study geography at a UK University and should be wishing to spend at least part of the gap year undertaking meaningful activities and learning opportunities abroad, which will positively impact their future studies and career.
The deadline for applications from students wishing to take a Gap Year in 2012-2013 is Friday 30th September 2011.
For full details take a look at http://www.rgs.org/OurWork/LandL/gap+years.htm