Service Scholarship

The Service Scholarship application for 2020 will open in late November. The process of awarding financial aid is on a rolling basis, so expect to hear back from us within four weeks of submitting your application.

Required Materials

  • Digital Copy of Household Income Statement
  • Two Short Essay Responses

Program Selection

We offer very few full scholarships. In choosing your top three program selections, please keep in mind it is likely you will be responsible for a portion of the program fee and airfare.

The Service Scholarship is eligible for the specific programs that will be announced when the application launches in late November. This list is subject to change based on availability. On the application, you’ll be asked to rank your top three program choices from this list. These programs are intentionally designed for first-time travelers and give students the opportunity to have an incredible first solo travel experience.

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 are required 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 2017 or 2018.


The Service Scholarship is for first-time travelers only, and students will not be considered for the scholarship if they are already enrolled in a program. The scholarship is merit and need-based, so the quality of the application will be judged along with the financial need.

Application coming soon!