Scholarship Opportunities

Alternative Spartan Breaks is so excited to announce that we will now be offering scholarships to ASB members to help offset the costs of a trip. If a flight is needed, full scholarships do not cover the cost of a flight. 

Full Scholarships

Winter Promoter

Create something web based (a blog, a video, a condensed vlog, a big social media presence, a really powerful essay, etc.) of your Winter ASB trip and your journey through your social issue. We want to know (and see!) how ASB has impacted you. Your final product should be something we can share across social media platforms. This is something to be completed after your trip returns to East Lansing and will be awarded in the form of a reimbursement. An application and deadlines for this scholarship will be available in early December.

Spring Promoter

Create something web based (a blog, a video, a condensed vlog, a big social media presence, a really powerful essay, etc.) of your Winter ASB trip and your journey through your social issue. We want to know (and see!) how ASB has impacted you. Your final product should be something we can share across social media platforms.  This is something to be completed after your trip returns to East Lansing and will be awarded in the form of a reimbursement. An application and deadlines for this scholarship will be available in early-December.

Winter Mover and Shaker

Tell us what you’re doing in our community to be an active citizen and why this alternative break trip is going to help you to continue your efforts. This scholarship will be awarded before you depart on your trip. Limited to 1000 words. Submissions accepted until November 4This scholarship will be awarded based on a combination of your submission and financial need as proven through the financial aid office. Apply here!

Spring Mover and Shaker

Tell us what you’re doing in our community to be an active citizen and why this alternative break trip is going to help you to continue your efforts. This scholarship will be awarded before you depart on your trip. Limited to 1000 words. Submissions accepted until December 1This scholarship will be awarded based on a combination of your submission and financial need as proven through the financial aid office. Apply here!

 

Partial Scholarships

$25 for the best picture taken on an alternative break during 2017 that encompasses ASB. The winner will be chosen based on a competition for Facebook likes being held after Spring trips return. One prize will be awarded for either Winter or Spring. Deadlines and submission information will be available in mid-December.

$25 for the best story told about a 2017 ASB. Can be any genre of story. The winner will read the story at the reorientation party. One prize will be awarded for either Winter or Spring. Deadlines and submission information will be available in mid-December.

$200 for the best pair of site leaders. Were your site leaders exceptional? Nominate them and if they win, they'll each win $100! Applications will open after Winter Trips return. An application and deadlines for this will be available mid-December. 

$20 for each person on the trip that wins the "ASB Scavenger Hunt." One prize will be awarded for either a Winter or a Spring trip. Rules, regulations, and deadlines will be available in early December. 

 

Reorientation Scholarships

We understand the excitement and inspiration that comes with participating in an alternative break and we want to help make your visions a reality! Funding opportunities of up to $100 will be available to those who would like to continue their alternative break work in the Lansing community. Deadlines and an application will be available in early December.