The Alternative Break Student Leadership Team began a scholarship fund in the fall of 2014 to assist students who were interested in participating in an Alternative Break trip experience, but were unable due to financial limitations. Currently, scholarships of $50-$200 are available for students to support participation in domestic Alternative Break trip experiences.
Must be a matriculated undergraduate or graduate student at SUNY Buffalo State.
Must be in good academic standing as defined by the Buffalo State Academic Standards Office.
Must be accepted to participate in an Alternative Break trip experience through SUNY Buffalo State.
The total trip cost of the Alternative Break must exceed $100.
Selection will be based on:
Indication of passion and/or involvement with social justice issues;
Completed application materials;
Demonstrated need for financial assistance;
Successful personal interview with the selection committee.
Complete the online application and identify a faculty, staff, or supervisor who can submit a letter of recommendation. Scholarship applications must be submitted by the following deadlines:
Alternative Winter Break—October 4, 2018
Alternative Spring Break—February 14, 2019
Alternative Summer Break—March 7, 2019
Review and Selection Process:
Scholarship requests will be reviewed and selected by a three-person panel made up of a member of the office's staff and two members of the Alternative Break student leadership team. The panel will review the written application materials and interview final candidates. The decision on awarding scholarship funds will rest with a majority vote of the selection panel.
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