About the Scholarship

Applications accepted through: 05/15/2015
Scholarship awarded on: 05/20/2015

This scholarship has ended.

Vacasa offers a travel writing scholarship for students who are currently attending high school or college in one of the communities where we manage vacation homes.

In our industry, we know how important the written word can be in inspiring travelers to choose a particular destination or even a specific vacation home. Good travel writing can transport the reader to a brand new destination, whether that means an epic hiking trail across a rugged mountain or a beloved cafe in a small coastal village.

For years, our guests have come from far and wide to visit your hometown - tell us why! We want to know, from your perspective, what makes your town special, or what your own favorite experiences in your hometown have been.

Your essay can be up to 700 words, entered in the text box below.


We will be awarding a $150 scholarship to the author of the winning essay in each school district and university within our Vacasa communities, and then selecting one student from those winners to receive the top award of $1000. Scholarship award winners will be contacted by email on or about May 20th.


Scholarship applicants must be currently attending high school or college in one of the communities where Vacasa manages vacation homes (see drop-down menu below for eligible cities). High school students in their senior year, as well as college undergraduates at any level, are welcome to apply.

Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.0, and should submit their current transcript as proof of eligibility.

If you have questions, please email scholarships@vacasa.com.