Opening Doors For Young Adults
Learn about Scholarships, how to apply, or how you can support a scholarship fund.
”It is amazing to see how a group of individuals united in a cause greater than themselves can make such a difference... I am extremely grateful to the Bike & Build Scholarship Program for giving me the chance to take advantage of such an amazing trip and volunteer opportunity.Edgar AgudeloP2S'16
Opening Doors for Young Adults
The Bike & Build Scholarship award engages young adults from low-income and historically marginalized communities to participate in a life-changing opportunity to serve communities through an incredible adventure. Riders age 18-29 will develop skills in teamwork, leadership, and perseverance. This accomplishment will further empower scholarship recipients to serve others for many years beyond the completion of the trip.
People of color, immigrant, trans and genderqueer applicants are encouraged to apply.
Rider Scholarships Fund Up To:
You can donate to the general Bike & Build Scholarship fund. All money raised will go towards our Alumni Council Scholarship Program.
Rider Scholarship Application
Applicants will complete a Scholarship application in addition to completing the regular rider application process. Please complete the rider application process first. If you are applying for a scholarship, you will NOT be required to pay the initial application fee (if you have already paid the fee, you can be refunded upon receiving an award). Please email Lily, [email protected] for the scholarship application promo code to excuse the rider application fee. If you do not receive a scholarship but still wish to ride, you will need to pay the application fee before enrolling.
Bike & Build staff, board, and/or alumni will contact finalists for interviews, and the winners will be enrolled in November/December.
After recipients are selected, riders will complete a percentage of the normal fundraising requirement, train for 500 miles, complete 15 sweat equity build hours, and undergo other preparations. Scholarship recipients will have the support of the Bike & Build Board, staff, sponsors, and community volunteers throughout the process.