Giving Thanks for Caregivers


At Road Scholar, we understand the importance of supporting family caregivers who sacrifice so much to help others. That's why we created a special grant just for them. 

Our grant provides financial assistance to enable unpaid family caregivers who are age 50 and older to experience an enriching learning adventure. The intellectually inspiring and welcoming nature of our programs provides much-needed relief from the emotional and physical demands of being a caregiver.

But don't take our word from it - watch this short video to hear Colette's story of how receiving a Road Scholar Caregiver Grant helped her heal after the passing of her husband.



The pandemic was a particularly difficult time for the more than 43 million Americans who serve as caregivers for loved ones. As a not-for-profit organization, we depend on the support of our friends like you to fund these much-needed opportunities. Between now and the end of this year, we want to create an additional 10 Road Scholar Caregiver Grants at a cost of $15,000.

Can we count on you to support our Caregiver Grants?

With your help, we'll be able to change the lives of people like Colette who will truly benefit from the camaraderie and rejuvenation of a Road Scholar learning adventure.

"I couldn't have afforded this experience without a Road Scholar Caregiver Grant. This trip to see these extraordinary art collections was a dream come true. It also took me away from my day-to-day concerns, so I could rest and recharge to go home and be a stronger caregiver. Please accept my heartfelt thanks for your thoughtful generosity in providing me with the opportunity to expand my horizons and to be refreshed and renewed through this Road Scholar program."

— Linda W., Bloomington, Ind. —


When you support Road Scholar, you ensure that our mission is carried out in the following key areas:

Awarding scholarships and grants

Donors who establish scholarship funds find it to be a deeply meaningful way to pay tribute to someone special while also opening a door to learning for someone who could not otherwise participate in a program. Each year, Road Scholar awards more than 300 of these scholarships, in the form of Impact Grants, to enthusiastic lifelong learners. Supporters like you who endow a Scholarship ensure that others can enjoy the unique Road Scholar experiences they hold so dear.

Learn more about Caregiver Grants

Creating transformative educational travel experiences for older adults

We develop an extraordinary range of learning adventures — some appeal broadly, some appeal to a smaller audience–to meet the needs of a broad ranger of learners. We offer these experiences not because they are profitable, but because they are meaningful. Your support give us the flexibility to create a broad interdisciplinary curriculum much like a liberal arts college.

Piloting new learning adventures around the globe

With your support, we don’t just offer educational travel experiences. We create opportunities for older adults to learn, feel reinvigorated, meet new friends and expand their horizons. Road Scholar experiences are truly transformative, inspiring adults to take on new challenges and to live life to the fullest — at every age. We’re proud of the difference we make in the lives of so many older adults. But we can’t do this without the support of our friends. No matter how big or how small, every gift helps us enrich the lives of more than 5 million older adults.

Meeting the Evolving Needs of Older Adults

Over the decades, we’ve studied what makes an unforgettable learning experience, and we’ve come to realize that people have widely individual styles of exploration. That’s why with your support we will continue to create new trips with different levels of structure, from detailed itineraries packed with learning experiences to lightly structured schedules with generous free time. Thanks to you, we can give older adults access to the most extraordinary people and places in the world.