The Wilderness Bushcraft Semester Scholarship was created to help undergraduate students enrolled in an outdoor or environmental education degree program to better afford the immersion programs offered by the Jack Mountain Bushcraft School. The scholarship awards deserving students a deep discount on tuition.
Students enrolled in outdoor and environmental education degree programs who are interested in working outdoors are encouraged to apply for the scholarship.
For the fall, 2016 Wilderness Bushcraft Semester, the scholarship award is $5100. This leaves a balance of $2000 to be paid by the recipient.
Important Dates For The Fall, 2016 Semester
- We will be accepting scholarship applications beginning April 1st, 2016.
- Applications must be received by July 21st, 2016.
- The recipient for the Fall, 2016 scholarship will be announced July 29, 2016.
To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:
- Be currently enrolled in college.
- Participate in the Wilderness Bushcraft Semester for college credit.
- Be 18 years or older on January 1, 2016.
Follow the guidelines outlined here. Failure to do so, or to submit a partial application, will result in your application not being processed. Please send a hard copy of the following items to our NH address. Emails, Facebook messages, etc., will not be accepted.
- A 1-page introduction to you, including your name, contact info, name of your university and degree program.
- Short YouTube video of between 1-3 minutes where you introduce yourself and explain what you want to get out of the program. Include link to video in your 1-page introduction.
- Essay of between 1000 and 2000 words explaining how this experience will fit in with your plan to work as an outdoor educator and leader, and what you’re personally going to do with this knowledge and experience. We’re not looking for people to blow smoke around and write up platitudes; we’re looking for specifics on how you plan to use traditional and primitive wilderness skills in your work and how this knowledge will make you a better outdoor leader.
- A resume of your outdoor experience; trips completed, skills you’re proficient with, etc.
- Letter of recommendation from a professor at your university.
- Transcript from your university.
Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC). Past students who were residents of Vermont have received scholarships through the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation. See their site for more information.
Private Scholarships. Past students have received full and partial scholarships for our immersion programs through scholarships and grants they found on their own. We’re happy to provide necessary documentation to any agency or group who needs it for scholarship decision purposes. Just let us know.