Caregiver Grants

Road Scholar’s Caregiver Grants

At Road Scholar, we acknowledge the weighty responsibility carried by all adults who serve as family caregivers for ill or disabled relatives.

The warm, welcoming and friendly nature of our learning adventures provide a much-needed respite from the emotional and physical demands of being a caregiver. We're committed to helping you offset the costs of arranging substitute care while you attend a Road Scholar learning adventure through our Caregiver Grants.

You’re an eligible caregiver if you are the primary unpaid caregiver providing daily care and support for an ill or disabled family member (spouse, parent, adult child, partner or sibling).
  • Your loved one may also be receiving home care, hospice, visiting nurse, LPN services, or comparable and related services.
  • Your loved one may be in adult day care, memory care, a nursing home or comparable or related facility.
  • You have lost a loved one within the past two years who was in any of the above situations.
  • You live in the United States and are 50 years of age or older.
  • You have not taken a Road Scholar program in the last two years.



Questions and Answers

The Caregiver Grant is an award of up to $2,000 applied to the cost of a Road Scholar program. We only ask that you pay the applicable deposit, to ensure your spot on the program.

The grants are available for our programs in the United States and Canada that cost no more than $2,500.

We take care of everything. Lodging, meals, field trips, transportation during your program and much more — it’s all included.

Yes! Solo travelers love our learning adventures for the warm and welcoming camaraderie.

The Caregiver Grant is applied to the cost of your program only. It does not cover the cost of transportation to and from your program.

The ARCH National Respite Network includes the National Respite Locator, a service to help caregivers and professionals locate respite services in their community.

The AARP Caregiving Resource Center offers information, education and services for family caregivers either just beginning their caregiving journey or veteran caregivers looking for more tools and resources online.




Know someone who could benefit from a scholarship?

If you know someone who would benefit from or be interested in a Scholarship, we encourage you to share this page with them and assisting them in asking for help. You can also share information about Scholarships through networks such as:

  • Senior citizen centers or retirement homes
  • Church, temple and synagogue groups or bulletins
  • Online discussion and support groups
  • Local newsletters
  • Adult day services groups
  • Other groups or clubs of which you’re a member



“The leaders took a personal interest in me, and in each of the participants. They understood I was on a respite from caregiving for my daughter who is very ill and in hospice care. I felt I had permission to sleep as much as I needed and to socialize only as much as I was able. Each presented their topics in such a way that I was inspired to learn more when I got home, or to restart former activities such as painting and Tai Chi. They gave me a new lease on life and I am so grateful.” — Road Scholar Caregiver Grant Recipient