Scholarship for Winter and Spring Break 2017-2018 Participants:

Welcome to the GW Alternative Breaks Program! We cannot wait for you to participate on an Alternative Break and have an impactful and meaningful experience like we have had.

It is our aim to make Alternative Breaks trips as financially accessible as possible. As a reminder, scholarships will cover half of the participant fee, regardless of trip destination.

This application will close on Monday, October 23rd at 11:59 p.m. Decisions will be released by Friday, October 27th at 5 p.m. Please answer all essay questions as thoughtfully and honestly as possible - both authenticity of answers and expressed financial need will be considered when reviewing applications.


By October 16th for Winter trips or October 23rd for Spring Trips you are required to set up a trip fee payment plan with the Co-Finance Chairs to be eligible for this scholarship. In the event that you are not selected for the scholarship, you must continue making payments for your trip fee in accordance with your payment plan. Failure to set up a payment plan will result in your application not being considered. If your participation in Alternative Breaks is contingent on receiving a scholarship and we are unable to award you one, you may withdraw from the program and receive a full refund of prior trip fee payments so long as you withdraw prior to the refund deadline (November 3rd for Winter trips or November 17th for Spring trips).

If you have any questions, or need clarification on this process, please feel free to email us at


All applications for the 2017-2018 academic year have closed, but please email us at with any questions!