Every year ActionQuest awards a number of partial tuition scholarships.
If you know that you are unable to fund your experience without financial assistance, then this section is for you. Read through the details and then link to the Scholarship Application Form in the bar below.
The scholarship application is different to a regular enrollment application, meaning that when a student submits a scholarship application we do not guarantee that the financial aid will be awarded and we do not hold a space in the adventure you are most interested in joining. Students may enroll in an ActionQuest Adventure through standard application or apply for financial aid through the Scholarship Application, but cannot apply as both.
Who Is Eligible?
Eligibility is based on a number of factors, including financial need, merit-based considerations and promise of success on the adventure. ActionQuest reserves the right to allocate financial awards based on both economic factors and/or program priorities/concerns. The financial aid budget is determined by the ActionQuest Directors and is allocated from the organization’s operating budget. As students come from all over the world, flight and travel costs are not included at any scholarship level, nor spending money and other additional costs associated with traveling abroad (vaccinations, doctor visits, visas, etc.).
What levels of aid are available?
You may apply for anywhere between 10% and 60%, but it is worth noting that our average accepted scholarship award is 25%. This is because we have limited funding and our goal is to assist as many students as possible.
What is the timeline?
We accept scholarship applications on a rolling basis and will endeavor to respond within 30 days to each individual application. If we are able to offer assistance, we will contact you and ask that you make one of the following choices:
- Accept the scholarship – At this point, you will be asked to complete the standard enrollment application along with the $750-$1500 deposit needed to confirm and reserve the space. The applicant will be given a unique scholarship code to be used during the enrollment application to confirm the scholarship award.
- Decline and request a review – In this case, the application will be placed on hold until we are able to review the application. This usually occurs 30, 60 or 90 days from initial submission. It should be noted that previous scholarship offers may not be available at the time of re-review. Available scholarship offers may increase or decrease dependent upon current enrollment, remaining scholarship funding, etc.
Do all Adventures and Sessions have funding?
No, and this is the reason we ask you to choose your top three Adventures. We will do our best to match our financial aid offer to the Adventures you request, however if those Adventures do not have any funding available, we will often let you know of another Adventure that does have funding.
Are there any other options?
If we are unable to offer you the amount of financial assistance you need, there are other ways to reach your goal.
If you are ready to start planning your trip but discouraged by a financial roadblock, ActionQuest has another solution for you. We have teamed up with FundMyTravel, who provides us with an online platform where you can fundraise for your meaningful travel experience. You create a campaign page, complete a brief profile to build trust, add a video and tell your story!
FundMyTravel has a team of dedicated staff that will help participants reach their fundraising goals. They can provide tips and insights on the best ways to spread your word and offer sharing tools to get your campaign greater exposure through social media and email. Click the button below to learn more and get started!