Contact Alternative Breaks

1110 Adele H. Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742


301-314-5323
alternativebreaks@umd.edu

AB Scholarship Fund

Each year, the AB program awards a number of need-based scholarships to participants on any of the winter, spring and summer break trips organized through Leadership & Community Service-Learning in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union.  Each year, the Alternative Breaks Scholarship committee is able to award around $12,000 to students participating in Alternative Break experiences.

Alternative Breaks scholarships are made possible through the generosity of many individuals, organizations and friends of the Alternative Breaks program. We are fortunate to have the support of UMD Alternative Break alumni, the Maryland Parents Association, Mr. And Mrs. Bruce Berlage, Margaret Moose Swallow and countless other valued contributors. The AB Scholarship Fund is also supported in part via a generous grant from the President's Fearless Fund. 

Thank you to all of the Alternative Break Scholarship and Program supporters! 

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Applications

Important Application Information:

AB scholarships are intended to provide partial support of trip costs to individual participants.  It is unlikely that 100% of costs for the AB experiences will be met via scholarships.  In some cases, a significant portion of trip costs will be covered by scholarships although that is not the norm.  None of the AB scholarships provide full support to participating students.  All participants should be expected to contribute the $75 deposit as the scholarships will not be distributed until after the deposit due date. 

Application Award Timeline:

Winter and Spring Experiences

Oct. 18

Winter/Spring Scholarship Applications Available

Nov. 1

$75 Deposit Due for All Participants

Oct. 30

Scholarship Applications Due by 8:00am

 Nov. 15 

 Scholarship Recipients Notified

 

Summer Experiences

 Nov. 1

 $75 Deposit Due for All Participants

Jan. 24 

Scholarship Applications Available

Feb. 7

Scholarship Applications Due by 11:59 pm

Feb. 15

Scholarship recipients notified

Participants can access the Scholarship application from your AB Dashboard.