The Alternative Break Grant is designed to support students in participating in a service-focused experience during their spring break, winter break, or Thanksgiving break. Applicants for this grant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher or a GPA of 3.7 or higher in their major.
Alternative break grant
Domestic programs: Up to $250
International programs: Up to $500
- Minimum cumulative GPA 3.40 or 3.70 major GPA
- Any class standing (12+ completed graded IU credit hours)
- Full-time IU Bloomington undergraduate student status (summer term applicants & graduating seniors in their last semester are exempt from enrolling in fulltime course load)
- One-time only award
- Must complete activity before graduation date
Thanksgiving Break: First Friday in October
Winter Break: First Friday in December
Spring Break: First Friday in February
Funding recipients must submit a one-page evaluation of their experience before the deadline of the application period that immediately follows the funded activity. Students who do not comply will be ineligible to receive additional HHC funding.
Important information for funding and scholarship applicants
If you filed the FAFSA and are receiving financial aid (for example: Direct Loans, Pell Promise grants, 21st Century Scholars Covenant), and you receive one of the Hutton Honors College's grants or scholarships, your award from the Hutton Honors College may not be paid-out in the form of cash funds (i.e., as money paid into your Bursar account), but instead, may be used by IU's Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) to reduce your student/parent loan burden or reduce your federal/state grant by the amount awarded to you by the HHC.