Financial Aid

All Scholarships
Service Scholarship

Rustic Pathways Service Scholarships are competitive scholarships that enable students to obtain financial aid to cover part or all of the program fee. The Service Scholarship is based on financial need and merit. Applicants must be first-time Rustic travelers who meet our financial need criteria. Scholarships are available for a select number of programs.

The application for 2019 is now open.

Critical Issues Summit Scholarship

The Critical Issues Summit Scholarship (awarded the past two years as By Invitation Only) is an extremely competitive application-based program and 100 percent of the program cost and airfare will be covered for avid change makers to attend the Critical Issues Summit. Once submitted, the application will be reviewed by a committee and 25 qualified students will be selected to attend the summit. We’re looking for students we believe have the power to become change makers in their local and global communities. We truly believe this group of students will change the world for the better.

The Critical Issues Summit will be held in Southeast Asia from July 16 through Aug. 2, 2019.

The 2019 Critical Issues Summit Scholarship is now closed. All applicants will be notified about the status of their application on February 5, 2019.

Gap Year Scholarship

Scholarships for Rustic Pathways Gap Year and Verto Education are awarded to exceptional students who have graduated or fulfilled all graduation requirements and will be at least 17 years old by the time their gap year begins. Available scholarships are based on both merit and financial need.

The 2019 Gap Year Scholarship is now open.

Teacher Appreciation Program

As part of our commitment to education, we created the Rustic Pathways Teacher Appreciation Program. Through the Teacher Appreciation Program, we offer discounts up to 50 percent on almost all of our student summer programs to full-time employees of educational institutions.