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The program will be available again in December 2024. Please return then to view the updated Eligibility and Awards for the 2025-26 academic year!


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Travelers EDGE® Program
Application status: Closed

Travelers EDGE® – Empowering Dreams for Graduation and Employment –  is an innovative educational opportunity developed by Travelers. The program provides college students with financial, academic, professional development and mentoring support while preparing students for a career at Travelers or the insurance and financial services industry.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

Applicants to the Travelers EDGE® Program must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a high school senior or first-year college student planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate study at one of the following Travelers’ approved, eligible colleges for the entire 2024-2025 academic year.
    • Augsburg University, Minneapolis, MN
    • Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT
    • CT State Community College – Capital Campus, Hartford, CT
    • Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN
    • Saint Paul College, St. Paul, MN
    • St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
    • University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
  • Current university first-year students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent)
  • Be eligible to work in the United States without needing sponsorship (U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, DACA).
  • Recipients must demonstrate financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America.
  • Plan to enroll in a course of study relevant to insurance and financial services. Eligible undergraduate program declared majors:
    • Accounting
    • Actuarial Science
    • Business Administration/Management
    • Business and Technology/Business Data Analytics
    • Communications
    • Computer Application Development
    • Computer/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering
    • Computer Science/MIS/CIS
    • Cyber Security
    • Economics
    • Finance
    • Human Resources
    • Industrial Psychology
    • Information Technology
    • International Business
    • Marketing
    • Mathematics (applied or other)
    • Risk Management/Insurance
    • Statistics


If selected as a recipient, annual awards will be granted as follows:

  • Recipients attending a four-year college or university will receive an award up to $14,000.
  • Recipients attending a community college will receive an award of up to $6,250.

Recipients must participate fully in the Travelers EDGE® program (administered by Travelers) and attend all required events and activities. Each recipient will be provided with a scholar agreement form by the school’s Travelers EDGE® Program manager.

Awards may be renewed for up to six consecutive calendar years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned. A student may not remain in the Travelers EDGE® Program more than six consecutive calendar years unless program approval is granted.

Individual circumstances will be reviewed to determine eligibility for renewals. If a program recipient’s GPA is below 3.0, or other guidelines are not met, the recipient may face program removal or academic probation in accordance with Travelers’ program guidelines.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

The award may be applied to education-related expenses, including tuition, fees and other college related expenses as applicable (on-campus room & board, lab fees, etc.). This award should not be used to displace other sources of grants or gift aid.

Selection of Recipients

Program recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic performance
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Personal or family circumstances
  • An essay
  • One online recommendation.

Recipients must demonstrate financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America.

A pool of qualified finalists will be selected by Scholarship America. Travelers and partner college members will review finalists and partner college members will select recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


All applicants will be notified in March if selected for a program interview. Interviews will take place in March and scholars will be selected by mid-April.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Travelers. Payment is made in two installments in late July and mid-December to the partner school.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
  • A copy of the first two pages of the most recently filed IRS Form 1040 used for the Financial Information Section of the application. Please black out all social security numbers and bank account information.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than January 25, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

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