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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 2018 Service Scholarship application is now closed. The application for 2019 will open October 17, 2018.

By Invitation Only Program

This is an extremely competitive application-based program and 100 percent of the program cost and airfare will be covered. Once submitted, the application will be reviewed by a committee and 10-15 qualified students will be selected. We are 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 2018 By Invitation Only application is now closed. Check back in November for more information about our 2019 By Invitation Only program.

Gap Year Scholarship

Rustic Pathways Gap Year Scholarship recipients are passionate, involved, and excited about learning new skills and bringing them back to their hometowns and universities. They are hardworking individuals who have impressed their teachers and peers. Gap Year Scholarship recipients go above and beyond expectations.

The 2019 Gap Year Scholarship will open October 17, 2018.

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% on almost all of our student summer programs to full-time employees of educational institutions.