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Win a $5,000
Learning Adventure!
Enter the Friendship Stories Contest
Tell us the story of friendships you’ve made or deepened with Road Scholar and you could win $5,000 toward your next adventure!
40th Anniversary
See how else we’re celebrating our
40th Anniversary!

Road Scholar
Forty years ago, two good friends — Marty Knowlton, a world-traveling social activist, and David Bianco, an indefatigable university administrator — created a brand-new way for adults to learn, discover and travel. They founded Road Scholar.

In 2015, we’ll celebrate Marty and David’s friendship and the countless friendships formed and deepened on Road Scholar adventures. That’s where you come in: We want to include your story of learning and exploring with friends on a Road Scholar adventure. It could be the story of childhood friends who fulfilled a dream side by side. Or a group of friends that love to learn and travel together. Or new friendships that were forged through a shared passion on a Road Scholar learning adventure.
Here’s how it works:
1.Tell us your story. Send an email to
• In 250 words or fewer, tell us how you met and what you experienced together.
Attach a photo of yourself. Or even better, make it a photo of you and your friend together.
2.Your story could be made into a video and/or featured in a publication as part of our 40th Anniversary celebration.
3.One story, voted on by the Road Scholar community, will win the grand prize: $5,000 toward a Road Scholar adventure for you and your friend(s)!
The Rules

Void outside the 50 United States & Canada.

By participating, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Road Scholar, which are binding and final in all matters relating to this promotion.

No purchase is necessary to enter this contest and a purchase will not increase your chances of winning.

Photo must be in either .jpeg or .bmp image format and cannot exceed 3 MB in size.

All Contest Entries are final upon submission and become the property of Road Scholar. Road Scholar has the right to use stories and photo submissions in any future promotions.

The grand prize winner is solely responsible for all taxes (including federal, state and local, if any) associated with prize receipt. The grand prize winner must provide his/her Social Security number to Elderhostel, Inc., which will report taxable income as required by applicable laws. Because the value of the prize exceeds $600, Elderhostel, Inc. will send a Form 1099-Misc on or before January 31, 2016. Elderhostel, Inc. has an obligation to report this value to the winner even if you use it in a subsequent year, elect not to use it or share it with another person.

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