20th Annual Odyssey Travel Grant Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Where in the world would you go if you had $1,500 to spend?

What: Random drawing for 20 $1,500 awards to travel wherever your heart desires!

How: Submit your entry form by midnight on Sunday, April 30, 2017. Remember, only one entry per student.

When: Celebration and lottery drawing will happen on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. All students are encouraged to come celebrate. Your presence is not required to win a $1,500 Odyssey Travel Grant; however, five of the 20 grants require that you to be present to win. Plus we guarantee that it is far more exciting to win a grant when doing so in front of hundreds of cheering friends and students!

Where: MacLean Ballroom, 112 S. Michigan Ave.

Why: Since 1998 Marion Parry, a friend of SAIC, has generously provided the means for students to travel to destinations around the globe. Travel can change your perspective, fuel your imagination, allow you to test new waters, and to find inspiration. For the past 20 years, Marion's grants have facilitated students' travel around the U.S. and the world.

If you are chosen as a recipient of an Odyssey Travel Grant, you will be required to submit receipts to confirm the disbursement of funds, a tax document and photo release, a one-page travel essay/summary, and digital images upon your return.

Who: Degree-seeking SAIC students in good academic standing who meet the following criteria:

  • Must be on track to complete 30 undergrad or 15 grad SAIC credits by the end of Spring 2017 semester
  • Grant money is valid only for travel and must be used by January 31, 2018
  • Previous grant recipients are not eligible
  • SAIC/AIC faculty/staff are not eligible

Good Luck & Bon Voyage! International Affairs/Study Abroad

You must be able to answer YES to all questions to be eligible. Please note that these statements will be confirmed and that you may submit only 1 entry form.

* denotes required information

Last Name *
First Name *
Submission type *
I am a degree-seeking student at SAIC. *
I will complete at least 30 SAIC UG credits or 15 SAIC GRAD credits by the end of Spring 2017.
I am in good academic standing. *
I am NOT a previous Odyssey Grant recipient. *
Street Address
City / State / Zip
Telephone *
saic.edu email *
ARTICard ID number *
Degree/Department *
Please write a few sentences (or more) to describe your dream travel destination —what would you do with a $1,500 travel budget?: