The Great Outdoors Wilderness Education Scholarship is open to students who have a passion for nature; they know that their future goals and maybe even careers will incorporate nature as well. The applicant will know exactly what our twenty-sixth president, the great conservationist Theodore Roosevelt, meant when he said, “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” Students who apply for this scholarship have ambition and always strive for more, but they know exactly who they are. Does this sound like you?
Who is eligible to apply for the Great Outdoors Wilderness Education Scholarship?
The Great Outdoors Wilderness Education Scholarship is open to all undergraduate and graduate students who have meaningfully incorporated nature into their lives. This will look different for every applicant: for some, it will mean sharing their experiences as a wilderness tour guide or trip leader. For others, this might mean participating in environmental volunteering. For still others, it might mean spending time in nature on their own, meandering field and stream as they take in the beauty that surrounds them.
This is an essay scholarship. Applicants should write a thoughtful 500 to 1,000 word response to the following prompt:
“What is your experience in the great outdoors? What have you learned? How does your wilderness experience affect your career goals?”
Since this is an essay scholarship, your very best writing is required. Make sure that you grab the reader’s attention at the start, and also, that you directly answer the prompt. Don’t forget to proofread before you submit!
How much is the Great Outdoors Wilderness Education Scholarship worth?
The lucky winner will receive a one-time award of $1,000.
When is the this scholarship due?
The application deadline is April 1, 2021. Winners will be announced on April 27, 2021.
Best of luck to all who apply!