In 2016, 30 percent of Service Scholarship applicants were granted a scholarship. Competition is high, so put thought, time, and care into letting us know why you’re the ideal candidate in your application. Triple check for spelling and grammar errors! Tell us why you’re different from other candidates–what makes you unique?
Pro tip: Start fundraising now! Several students have successfully fundraised for their programs, and they are the first to say how rewarding, yet challenging, the process is.
At this time, we do not offer deferrals on scholarships. Please apply for a scholarship with the intention that, if awarded, it will be applied to your travel experience in 2017. When applying for a scholarship, please understand that your spot cannot be held on a specific program. Your application does not guarantee a scholarship, nor does it guarantee a spot on your first choice program.
We will notify all applicants of their status by March 24th, 2017.
The application deadline for the 2017 Service Scholarship is March 3, 2017. Scholarship recipients will be notified on March 24, 2017.
Since the application must be completed in one sitting, we recommend that students prepare their essays beforehand.
Students and families must be active participants in this process and fund raise throughout the year to meet their estimated financial contribution. To estimate your financial contribution, consider the airfare (see below), visa, spending money, and vaccination costs associated with your selected program country. Start fundraising…. NOW! We will notify all applicants March 24th, 2017. Check out our fundraising resources.
At this time, we do not offer deferrals on scholarships. Please apply for a scholarship with the intention that, if awarded, will be applied to your travel experience in 2017. When applying for a scholarship, please understand that your spot cannot be held on a program. Your application does not guarantee a scholarship, nor does it guarantee a spot on your first choice program. You may only submit one application.
Estimated Airfare Costs from the USA: USA: $300-500; Dominican Republic: $800-1,000; Costa Rica: $900-1,200; Peru: $1,600-2,000; China: $2,000-2,500; Fiji: $1,700-2,100; Southeast Asia: $2,400-2,800; Australia: $2,200-2,600; Nepal: $2,000-2,400; India: $2,000-2,400; Tanzania: $2,600-3,000, Morocco: $1675-$2275, Cuba: $800-1000
These projects may be subject to change according to program availability. Should you be awarded a scholarship, one of our staff members may contact you to discuss your specific program selection.
Australia – Golden Sands, Helping Hands
Cambodia – Floating Village Service
China – Silk Road Service
Costa Rica – Intro to Community Service in Costa Rica
Costa Rica – Bri Bri Indigenous Culture and Service
Costa Rica – Turtle Conservation Project
Dominican Republic – Life in the Bateyes
Dominican Republic – Mountain Air & Village Service
Fiji – Sun, Sand, and Service
India – Children of India
Laos – Come With Nothing: The Mekong Expedition
Morocco – Souqs and Service
Myanmar – Dreams of a Nation
Peru – Sacred Valley Project — Lake Titicaca
Tanzania – Culture and the Crater
Thailand – Ricefields, Monks, and Smiling Children
Thailand – Hill Tribe Support and Refugee Camp Experience
USA – Rebuilding New Orleans