SPOKANE, Wash., Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- People to People Ambassador Programs, the world leader in global educational travel experiences, today announced the 50 for Fifty scholarship giveaway in celebration of their 50th anniversary of providing worldwide student travel. Fifty full Student Ambassador scholarships, to further the organization's long-term goal of global understanding, will be given to one student in each state of the Union. Winners will receive a free spot on their local Student Ambassador delegation and the opportunity to participate in one of the more than 25 unique programs that are offered on all seven continents. The contest is open to full-time students in grades 5 through 12 who are age 8 and older. "We are excited to celebrate 50 years and the more than 500,000 ambassadors who have traveled abroad with us from all 50 states," said Peg Thomas, President of People to People Ambassador Programs. "Providing these scholarships gives us a way to celebrate our history while providing students across the country with the chance to experience our life-changing programs." Increasingly cultural competency is necessary for success in our global economy and student travel with People to People expands students' world views, stretches horizons and builds lifelong friendships through education-based travel led by teachers that explores cultural attractions, engages with local people through homestays, demonstrates community involvement through service projects, and provides unique People to People moments such as meeting with parliament members in the UK. To enter the 50 for Fifty scholarship giveaway visit www.PeopletoPeople50.com and complete the official entry form. All entries must be received by December 1, 2011. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. About People to People Ambassador Programs People to People Ambassador Programs is the world's most recognized educational travel provider. Since the 1960s, more than 500,000 people from around the world have traveled with People to People Ambassador Programs to help further global understanding through cross-cultural exchange. Offering unmatched safety measures and unparalleled access to foreign cultures and countries, People to People Ambassador Programs promotes personal success in a globalized world and fosters international friendships for both students and professional adults.