Press Release

Rustic Pathways Announces 2020 Global Perspectives Scholarship Winners

MENTOR, OHIO, October 30, 2020 – Rustic Pathways has announced winners of the 2020 Global Perspectives Scholarship. In total, Rustic Pathways has committed over $700,000 in scholarships and financial aid to students around the world.

Open to high school and college students in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.75 or above, the Global Perspectives Scholarship required students to write an essay in the first round. Finalists who moved on to the second round submitted a short video clip on another prompt. Student finalists were selected based upon quality of submissions in regards to the prompt, and in the final round votes were cast online.


Grand Prize Winner

Eva Lopez, DePaul University, Chicago, IL


2nd Place Winners

Amalia Bostian, University of California Santa Cruz, Fairfax, CA

Savannah Cihi, Limestone Community High School, Peoria, Illinois

Isabelle Coker, Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN


3rd Place Winners

Korbyan Chavez, University of North Dakota, Centennial, Colorado

Priscilla Arsenault, Southern Maine Community College, Portland, ME

Branden Nicholas, Ferndale High School, Oak Park, Michigan


Honorable Mentions 

Samuel Reyes, Duncanville High School, Dallas, TX

Ariana Mannani, Dana Hills High School, San Juan Capistrano, CA

Samantha Modesitt, Colorado State University, Longmont, Colorado


About Rustic Pathways

Rustic Pathways has been the leader in global teen adventure travel and community service programs since 1983. Through purposeful design, we create culturally-immersive travel programs for students ages 12 to 22, customizable teacher-led trips for school groups, and gap year semesters for recent high school graduates.



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