In 2015, the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) campus in Lander—NOLS Rocky Mountain—will award more than $25,000 in tuition assistance to local students who show great leadership potential but would be unable to attend a course without financial aid.
Fremont County Scholarship recipients may use their award toward a summer course, up to one month long, at any NOLS location around the world. NOLS Rocky Mountain offers courses in backpacking, rock climbing, horse packing, mountaineering and whitewater kayaking.
“After seeing the amazing things you could learn and experiences that would last a lifetime, I was hooked,” said 2014 Lander Valley High School grad Dakota Anglin. So she applied for a Wind River Wilderness course and the Fremont County Scholarship.
“The beauty of it all and truly participating is and was a totally different experience, not to mention it was practically my backyard,” said Anglin, who now works at NOLS Rocky Mountain in the Gulch.
“The most amazing thing is I would have never been able to take that course without the scholarship I got, and I am truly, un-doubtfully grateful for the experience I was given,” she said.
Applicants to the Fremont County Scholarship Program are evaluated on merit, intended application of their NOLS education and financial need. NOLS seeks students who demonstrate a spirit of leadership, a sense of natural curiosity and a desire to serve their community.
Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, and summer courses fill up, so Fremont County residents are encouraged to apply as early as possible. All applications must be submitted by Friday, April 3, 2015.
The scholarship application is available online at www.nols.edu/fremontcounty. For more information, or to have an application mailed to you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (307) 332-1416. Additional scholarships to students outside of Fremont County are available, as well. Find more information at http://www.nols.edu/financialaid/.
Since legendary mountaineer Paul Petzoldt founded the school in 1965, more than 254,000 students have graduated from the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), the leader in wilderness education. Whether through field-based courses offered in some of the most awe-inspiring locations in the world or classroom-based courses, the school provides transformative educational experiences to students of all ages. Graduates emerge as active leaders with lifelong environmental ethics and outdoor skills. To discover the NOLS experience or to bring a course to your business or organization, call (800) 710-NOLS (6657) or visit www.nols.edu.