Farther Foundation helps students break free from the constraints of poverty and propels them toward their highest aspirations.

We provide opportunities for eager and deserving students to travel worldwide and interact with individuals who have diverse backgrounds and experiences.

They participate in programs where they are immersed in new cultures, learn and develop skills, provide community service, cultivate leadership potential and attain personal growth.
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Photo contest winners for 2016

Each summer, Farther Foundation provides opportunities for deserving high school students to participate in education travel programs across the country and around the world. They return from their experiences more confident, more engaged in their education and eager to pursue a more ambitious set of opportunities in the world.

Our students document their experiences in photos. We select our favorites and award the students prizes for their achievement. Here are the prize winning photos this year!

1st Prize

Lauren

Lauren went to Spain on a cultural immersion program. She visited the Holi Festival with her host family members and program companions.

2nd Prize

Christopher

Christopher explored Tanzania and met local Tatoga residents. Here his face is painted in a way that would typically precede branding.

3rd Prize

Kameren

Kameren was elated with her experience studying engineering in a summer program at the University of Texas in Austin.

Congratulations to our photo contest winners!                                

Farther Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization providing scholarships to low-income students to inspire them to reach their highest aspirations through educational travel experiences.

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Our favorite student essays of 2016

Each summer, Farther Foundation provides opportunities for deserving high school students to participate in education travel programs across the country and around the world. They return from their experiences more confident, more engaged in their education and eager to pursue a more ambitious set of opportunities in the world.

They also return with stories to share with us. All of our students write essays that tell us about their experiences, what they learned and how they have grown. We select our favorites and award the students prizes for their achievement. Here are excerpts from our prize winners this year!

1st Prize

Shayna traveled to Germany on a cultural immersion exchange program.

“If it wasn’t for Bavaria, I doubt I would’ve ever been able to truly understand peace, for all that it is and does for a person. I doubt I would’ve ever had the opportunity to learn that being comfortable isn’t a warning sign. I doubt I would’ve ever believed that peace could last for longer than an ignorant moment. I never knew that peace could be so disarming, something so gentle and sweet. I never thought accepting peace would be something I’d have to learn, but I’m so happy that I did.”

2nd Prize

Jazmin participated in a pre-college neuroscience program at Brown University.

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