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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2017 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.

  • 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.


  • By Invitation Only Program (Application-Based)

    Rustic Pathways believes that there are a number of issues that will challenge the next generation. We want to invest in our students and their ability to make change. That’s why we’ve created our first ever By Invitation Only Program to bring together a group of like-minded future change makers who will dive into a topic and gain the tools necessary to be a leader. This year’s By Invitation Only program – Peace, Wonder and Understanding Islam – will take place in Morocco. This is an application-based program and 100% of the program cost and airfare will be covered. Once submitted, the application will be reviewed by a committee and 12-15 qualified students will be chosen in early February to participate. We are looking for a set of 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.

  • 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.

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