Scholarships

Students applying for an ASB scholarship will instead pay a non-refundable deposit equal to the price of their trip minus $200, the maximum scholarship amount.

Scholarship applicants will be asked to answer an essay question as part of the registration process. Scholarships go only to Pell Grant-eligible students or students who can demonstrate significant financial hardship. Awards will range from $50 to $200. Students who qualify should click “Enter Promotional Code” either at the top of the ticket selection page (mobile) or at the bottom just above the green REGISTER button (desktop browser,) enter ASBScholarship, and click APPLY. Pending the scholarship decision, you are required to pay any remaining balance due for your chosen trip no later than 5:00 p.m., February 3, 2017.

SEE FAQs BELOW – FOR “APPLYING FOR A SCHOLARSHIP AND HOW DO I USE A PROMOTIONAL CODE?”

Scholarships may not be available to students who are chosen for trips from the waitlist.

FAQ’s

If I need to return to a previous page can I use the back arrow on my web browser to do so? 


No. The system will not allow you to go back. We recommend that you read over all the FAQs before registering.

 

What if I register for more than one spring break trip?

Registering for more than one spring trip will make you INELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM and you will be DROPPED FROM ALL TRIPS. (This includes registering for a trip and the waitlist!!)

 

What is the refund policy?

Please contact altbreak@bu.edu if you need to cancel your registration. Time permitting, we may be able to offer you a refund if we are able to fill your spot. On flying trips, we will likely not be able to offer any refunds due to airline ticketing policies.

 

Who is eligible to apply for scholarships?

ASB scholarships are need-based only. Typically scholarships go only to students who are Pell Grant-eligible or have high financial need. There are a limited number of scholarships valued at $50-$200 available.

 

What is the promotional code for scholarships?

ASBScholarship

 

Where do I key in the promotional code if I will be applying for a scholarship?

Mobile and some desktop users: After you click the green “REGISTER” button, you will be taken to the list of trips where you select your trip ticket. At the very top of that page, click the link “Enter Promotional Code.” Enter the code ASBScholarship and click APPLY. Then select your trip and

Most desktop users: After selecting your trip, scroll to the bottom. Just above the green “REGISTER” button, click “Enter Promotional Code” enter ASBScholarship and click APPLY, then REGISTER.

You must enter the discount code and click apply before continuing to the information page. You will not be able to go back, and you may lose your spot.

 

How much do I pay if I am applying for a scholarship and how do I use the promotional code?

Using this code will require you to immediately pay a deposit equal to the trip cost minus $200 (the maximum scholarship amount.) The promotional code must be used only for students requesting to be considered for an ASB scholarship (Pell Grant eligible or high financial need students).

 

What is the required essay for scholarship applications? 

The essay serves two purposes. First, we have a few select scholarships donated to us by alumni and friends of ASB and the CSC. These essays will be used to decide who receives these unique scholarships. Second, if you are experiencing particular financial hardship and are not Pell Grant-eligible, this essay allows you space to provide context that will allow us to consider you for a scholarship. These essays will only be read by ASB program managers and the CSC director.

 

When will I have to pay my remaining balance (scholarship eligible applicants only)?

Any remaining balances are due by 5 p.m. on February 3, 2017.

 

What do I do if I have trouble registering? 

Please call the Community Service Center at 617-353-4710 and leave a message, or email altbreak@bu.edu with any questions.