Road Scholar Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance for Road Scholar Learning Adventures

The Road Scholar Financial Assistance Program helps to increase the social, educational and economic diversity of Road Scholar groups, enriching the program experience for all, not just those who receive financial aid. There are two kinds of financial assistance — Scholarships and Caregiver Grants. 


Scholarships are awarded to lifelong learners without the financial means to participate in our learning adventures. Each year, thanks to the generosity of our donors, more than 300 Scholarships are awarded.

Apply for a Scholarship.

Caregiver Grants

We acknowledge the weighty responsibility carried by adults who serve as family caregivers for ill or disabled relatives. The warm, welcoming and friendly nature of our learning adventures can provide a much-needed respite from the emotional and physical demands inherent in your caregiver service. We're committed to helping you offset the costs of arranging substitute care while you attend a Road Scholar learning adventure. Thanks to the generous support of our donors, we are able to do just that by awarding Caregiver Grants.

Apply for a Caregiver Grant.

Know Someone Who Could Benefit From a Caregiver Grant?

If you know someone who would benefit from a Caregiver Grant, please consider giving them an application and assisting them in asking for help. You can also share information about Caregiver Grants through networks such as:

  • Support groups
  • Senior citizen centers
  • Church, temple and synagogue groups or bulletins
  • Online discussion and support groups
  • Local newsletters
  • Adult day services groups

Have any questions about our financial assistance program?

Send us an email at, or call us toll free at (800) 454-5768, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.


“Thank you so much for opening my eyes, activating my mind, and filling my heart. You have all the reasons in the world to be proud of your generous gift.”

— Anonymous Road Scholar Scholarship recipient


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