Help Create a Scholarship!

How? Take a photo of Cutout Ken! It’s easy:

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Ken tall1. Print out Cutout Ken by clicking on the image at left. OR obtain a precut, mounted version by sending an e-mail to

2. Pose with Cutout Ken or put him in a cool setting, then take his picture. Be creative and have fun!

3. Post photos on Instagram or Tweet them using the hashtag #CutoutKen. Or, send photos to or @VoluntouristKen

For every photo, Ken Budd will donate $10 to the CCS Franco Lalama scholarship (see below), which he’s helping to create with funds from his book, The Voluntourist

Here are more sample photos of Cutout Ken:

























The scholarship is named after Franco Lalama, the stepfather of a friend Ken met through his volunteer experiences in Costa Rica. Mr. Lalama lost his life on 9/11 leading the evacuation of Port Authority engineering offices in One World Trade Center. The goal for the scholarship is $10,000; the current total is $5,000 thanks to money from The Voluntourist and donations from Mr. Lalama’s friends and family. All of Ken’s earnings from The Voluntourist are going back to the places and organizations where he volunteered.