Gap Year Scholarship (Financial-Need and Merit-Based)


We are pleased that you are applying for the Rustic Pathways Gap Year Scholarship. As you complete the application, please keep the following in mind:

Available scholarships are based on merit and financial need and are awarded in  varying amounts depending on our assessment of both financial need and merit.

Rustic Pathways Gap Year Ambassadors 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 Ambassadors go above and beyond expectations. Ambassadors are asked to contribute publications and to share the excitement of their Gap Years during and after their gap semester.

Only applicants who will be 17-21 years old and who will have graduated from high school by the start of their Gap Year programs are eligible to receive Gap Year Ambassador Scholarships.

Applications for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 gap year scholarships are due Saturday, March 24.


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  • Eligibility Requirements

    Please review and agree to these requirements to determine if you are eligible for the Rustic Pathways Service Grant.
  • We consider our programs to be an educational investment and look to families to contribute reasonably to the overall costs.
  • FAFSA, federal tax forms, or social security benefit documents are required to verify income eligibility. If you are not a U.S. resident, any tax document from your government will be accepted. Tax filings must be from either 2016 or 2017.
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