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Application for Scholarship (For Individuals)

Scholarship Application Welcome

The Mountaineers are committed to providing access to outdoor opportunities for all members and youth in the communities we serve, and we believe all people should have access to the outdoors regardless of means. We also recognize that individuals from historically excluded groups face more barriers to access, and we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive outdoors where all people feel belonging. The intent of our scholarships program is to decrease the financial barriers to getting outdoor education. We strongly encourage anyone who experiences barriers to apply.

Thanks to our donors, we have scholarships available for most of our courses, programs, and memberships. We typically award scholarships to cover 30-70% of cost. In certain cases, we may be able to provide more, but this is rare. In order for us to serve as many people as possible, we request that you ask for and use only what you need, and we will do our best to grant a scholarship in the amount requested. 

Applications will be evaluated based on demonstrated need and understanding of the type of community we wish to build, in particular as it relates to our core values of advocacy, adventure, community, education, and volunteerism. 

Note: Scholarships come with a responsibility to act in good faith. We reserve the right to revoke scholarships from individuals who abuse them. We are confident that our community are people of strong character and integrity, and we're trusting that you will ask only for what you need and will use your scholarship to pay it forward within the community. Improper use of scholarship grants may result in suspension of your participation in our community.