Rustic Pathways is committed to making life-changing opportunities possible for students worldwide. In 2016-2017, we will be offering selective scholarships to exceptional high school and gap year students. Contact us with financial aid questions at

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2018 Scholarships

  • Service Scholarship (Financial-Need Based)

    Rustic Pathways Service Scholarships are competitive scholarships that enable students to obtain financial aid to cover part or all of the program fee. 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 will open October 17, 2017.

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

    Scholarships 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. Awarded scholarships may not be combined with any other discounts. Awarded scholarships are applicable to one semester, and students may only submit one application.


  • 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 30% on almost all of our student summer programs to full-time employees of educational institutions.