Service program financial aid enrollment is closed for 2022.
- Digital Copy of Household Income Statement
- Two Short Essay Responses
- TikTok Video Submission
You will fill out your top two program selections in the form. Each program must be community service-focused to be considered. In choosing your top two program selections, please keep in mind it is likely you will be responsible for a portion of the program fee, airfare, and any add-ons like insurance.
Proof of Household Income
You will be asked to provide proof of household income.
We accept: FAFSA, federal tax forms, or social security benefit documents to verify income eligibility. If you are not a U.S. resident, any tax document from your government will be accepted. Tax filings must be from either 2019 or 2020.
The Service Program Financial Aid is for first-time travel program participants only, and students will not be considered for financial aid if they are already enrolled in a travel program. Financial aid is merit and need-based, so the quality of the application will be judged along with the financial need.
Required Materials Details
Essay | Motivation: Why do you want to participate in a Rustic Pathways program?
Video | Service: How is service or volunteering important to you? What kind of impact do you want to make (in your community or beyond)?
Video requirements: In a TikTok, tell us why is important to you and impact you want to make. Be creative. Be passionate. Be your authentic self. Don’t forget to use our hashtag #IDeserveTravel and use the official challenge sound found on the kick-off video.
All Videos must be:
- Submitted publicly through TikTok
- Using the hashtag #IDeserveTravel and official challenge sound
- Your original creation
- Suitable for publication
Videos must not:
- Have won previous awards
- Have been previously published
- Infringe on any third-party rights
- Violate TikTok’s content and community guidelines
The deadline was April 21, 2022.