Introducing Alternative Spring Breaks

Break away from the books this spring break and lend a hand to those in need. This year, NEOMED is offering two Alternative Spring Break options for students to learn about social justice issues within our society. These are opportunities to engage in active service and become involved in the kinds of meaningful discussions and reflection that ultimately help individuals become catalysts for social change.

Check out the experiences that will be available in April.

Urban-Focused One-Day Experience

Location: Youngstown, Ohio
Partner Organization: Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown
Date: Tuesday, April 9
Fee: $35/student
Participants: 12 students maximum

Experience: Serve a variety of community partners in collaboration with the Ursuline Sisters, an organization doing meaningful community work right here in Northeast Ohio. Meet people from diverse cultures and assist in programs designed to support children, senior citizens, new citizens and immigrants, and people living with HIV/AIDS in the urban areas of Youngstown.

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Rural-Focused Week-Long Experience

Location: Athens, Ohio
Partner Organization: Good Works, Inc.
Dates: April 8-12, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day
Fee: $200/student, includes lodging and meals
Participants: 20 students maximum

Experience: Good Works, Inc., is a faith-based Christian community. Its vision is to create a loving community of hope for people who are struggling with homelessness, poverty and addiction, and those who are elderly, widowed and disabled, living in the rural Appalachia areas of Ohio.

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Need-Based Scholarships Available

Financial assistance is available to students who want to participate in these experiences but cannot afford the cost due to a financial hardship. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need through an application process. Students can apply for partial or full scholarships, depending on their need and experience of interest.

Scholarship Application

Scholarship applicants must:

Register for their trip and pay the initial deposit ($25) before applying for a need-based scholarship

  • Submit the application and send a current resume to
  • Submit two reference letters; one personal and one professional/academic. Each reference must send their letter of support to
  • Agree to send a two-page photo journal/summary of their trip, due 10 days after returning from their service trip

Scholarship applications along with reference letters must be submitted by Sunday, March 10.

Applicants are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis, with limited funding available.

Questions? Contact Harmony Stanger at

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