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Rustic Pathways is committed to making life-changing opportunities possible for students worldwide. We know how impactful our programs are, and continually strive to make them more accessible to all students. Contact us with financial aid questions at scholarships@rusticpathways.com.

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All Scholarships
Service Scholarship

Rustic Pathways Service Scholarships are competitive scholarships that enable students to obtain financial aid to cover part or all of the program fee. The Service Scholarship is based on financial need and merit. Applicants must be first-time Rustic travelers who meet our financial need criteria. Scholarships are available for a select number of programs.

The application for 2020 will open October 24, 2019.

Gap Year Scholarship

Scholarships for Rustic Pathways Gap Year and Verto Education 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.

The 2019 Gap Year Scholarship is now closed.

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 50 percent on almost all of our student summer programs to full-time employees of educational institutions.


In 2018, we awarded nearly $285,000 in scholarships to students who demonstrated financial need or merit achievement in four categories.

Rustic Pathways 2018 Scholarships by the Numbers:

  • 3 Gap Year Scholarships
  • 13 By Invitation Only Scholarships
  • 59 Teacher Appreciation Program Scholarships
  • 106 Service Scholarships