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Service Program Financial Aid

Service program financial aid enrollment is open until March 25! Apply now to receive financial aid for summer 2022.

Required Materials

  • Digital Copy of Household Income Statement
  • One Short Essay Response
  • TikTok Video Submission

Program Selection

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 travelers only, and students will not be considered for financial aid if they are already enrolled in a 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 is March 25, 2022. Apply now to receive financial aid for summer 2022. 

From beginning to end, the experience was professional, efficient, exciting and fulfilling. Having never traveled such a distance before, Lark might have had justifiable anxiety. However, the information Rustic Pathways provided along with the support parents received, allayed any fears we might have had. Rustic Pathways provided a generous scholarship which was such a point of pride for Lark. 

Quote by: Kimberly White, Lark's Mom | Canoga Park, California Rustic Service Program Ambassador, 2017

Accomodation Amenities
Educational Activities
On-Program Travel

Community service, cultural immersion, and adventure near Machu Picchu

$5,195 plus Airfare
Age 14-18
15 Days
40 Service Hours