Alternative Break Scholarship Application

The American Hiking Society Alternative Break Scholarship grants your school group the opportunity to participate in a 2022 Alternative Break. If selected, your group will participate in a week-long service trip that provides leadership training, team-building opportunities, outdoor skills instruction from leaders in the field, and critical conservation work to a park or forest in need.

The Alternative Break Scholarship is need-based. Priority will be given to groups that have historically faced barriers to accessing outdoor programing.

The scholarship includes:

  • 1-week indoor lodging
  • $750 Group food stipend
  • Up to $3,000 Group travel stipend (or $300/person for 10 people)
  • Support for Trip Gear Needs
  • Long-sleeved shirt, hiking boots, and other awesome SWAG for each participant
  • Training and project supervision from experienced park staff
  • Logistical support and meal planning guidance

Your group must have a MINIMUM of 8 and a MAXIMUM of 10.
Scholarship Recipient Requirements:
-Group Size of 10
-18+ years of age
-Group is responsible for arranging travel ($3,000 travel stipend provided)
-Group is responsible for purchasing and preparing food ($750 food stipend provided)
-Group must be willing to provide photos and/or video from the week

Reference

Please list someone that we can contact to provide a reference for your group. It can be an adviser, professor, mentor, etc.