Financial Aid

Page - August 15, 2011
Greenpeace is committed to providing financial assistance and fundraising guidance to participants with potential to become environmental leaders who demonstrate need in order to participate. There are several options for financial aid!

Greenpeace Semester Spring Break Scholarship

Greenpeace awards several scholarships per year to participants who need financial assistance and are dedicated to the environment.

If participating in the Greenpeace Semester Spring Break is not possible without financial assistance, you are encouraged to apply for a scholarship. Please see below for instructions.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible for a Greenpeace scholarship, you must:

  • Be accepted to the Greenpeace Semester Spring Break
  • Demonstrate financial need (FAFSA report, bank statements or similar documentation required; supporting documentation, such as grants awarded by your school are recommended)
  • Complete a scholarship application and submit it prior to the tuition due date

How to Apply for a Greenpeace Semester Spring Break Scholarship

1. Download the Greenpeace Semester Spring Break Scholarship Application
2. Fill out the form in its entirety. 
3. Obtain your FAFSA form or other official verification of income and financial assistance provided by your college/university, bank, etc.
4. Send it in!

By mail:

Attn: Greenpeace Semester Spring Break
1661 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103-2413


By email:

University or Private Scholarships


If you are currently enrolled at a college or university, there may be several scholarship or grant options for you.  Academic departments, sustainability offices, student activities offices, and the student government are all good places to approach.

There are also often private scholarships from local organizations in your community (Rotary, Kiwanis, women's groups, etc.), foundations and other programs who are interested in funding youth leadership and environmental programs. The Davis-Putter scholarship, for example, is for student activists.

Crowdsourced Fundraising


There are many online fundraising websites that make it easy for someone to fundraise - called "crowdfunding".  IndieGoGo, GoFundMe, and Fundly are good places to start.  Setting up a fundraiser through one of these sites and spreading the link far and wide among your friends, family, classmates, etc. can help you financially and be a great way to involve your community in your Greenpeace Semester experience!