University of Vermont

Wilderness TREK

TREK: Financial Aid

Heads up! TREK Financial Aid Applications are due by June 30, 2015.

We offer two types of financial aid: identity-based scholarships and fee reductions. Our ultimate goal is to work with ALL interested first-year students to make participation in TREK a reality!

Identity-Based Scholarships

As an extension of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, TREK offers Identity-Based Scholarships to students from under-represented incoming student populations. As an initial gathering and celebration of community among our newest memebers, we believe cultural pluralism and social diversity are integral to the TREK mission. Students in the following categories are eligible for the Identity-Based Scholarships: first-generation college students (first in their families to attend college); Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Questioning (LGBTQ) students; and incoming students with disabilities.

To be considered for an Identity-Based Scholarship: with your standard registration materials, please include a written statement of interest in the program you have chosen outlining how you plan to contribute to the TREK experience and your new community at UVM. This statement is due by June 30, 2015; award notification will be sent to applicants by July 10, 2015.

Fee Reductions

A limited amount of financial aid in the form of reduced program fees is available for those in need of financial assistance in order to participate. Please write a short statement describing: 1) your interest in participating in TREK, and 2) an indication of your financial need. This statement needs to accompany your registration form along with a 50% deposit of your first-choice TREK program. For best consideration, applications are due on June 30, 2015. Award notification will be sent to you by July 10, 2015.

For more information about these scholarships please contact

TREK Program at the UVM Department of Student Life
Phone: 802-656-2060
Fax: 802-656-7731

Last modified January 30 2015 02:30 PM