Outward Bound believes that every student, regardless of ability to pay, should have the opportunity to participate in an Outward Bound course.
Scholarship support is administered regionally at Outward Bound Schools. For more information on Scholarships available in your area, please contact your local School. You can find a complete listing of School contact information here. Use the map below to locate the Outward Bound School nearest you.
If you would like detailed information on General Scholarship & Financial Aid click here.
For questions about financial aid please contact the Student Services staff at an Outward Bound school near you.
Outward Bound has established many named or memorial scholarships at the request of supporters. These are endowed or annually funded programs that award scholarships based on specific criteria, or in memory of an individual.
For more information, download the complete list of Outward Bound Memorial and Named Scholarships, then to apply, please email the Student Services Representative Contact listed for the corresponding scholarship.
These expeditions are often the very inexplicable thing that a young person in pain may need most. Intended to provide respectful healing experiences in a wilderness environment, these courses implement personal growth methodologies and a simple support model that honors the griever.
Thanks to the contributions of Outward Bound partners, we’re able to offer these expeditions with significantly reduced tuition so that every grieving teen – regardless of financial ability – may take part in their own healing journey.
Course listing reflects reduced tuition made possible through our donor support.
Additional need based scholarships are available. Please use the map above to contact Student Services staff near you to inquire about additional scholarship support for this program.
To support the Outward Bound for Grieving Teens program
Veterans expeditions build on camaraderie and the challenge of the natural world as a pathway to healing. As they purposely scaffold wartime experiences like heavy packs and sleeping outdoors, as well as use wilderness activities as metaphors for daily life, these courses help build the self-confidence and trust necessary for Veterans to return to employers, families and communities.
These expeditions are offered with full scholarship for veterans, including travel to course location. Click here to find an expedition.
Outward Bound for Veterans is made possible through the generous support of our donors, the Leadership Support of Holiday Retirement and the May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust by our Summit Supporters; Aetna Insurance Company, and John and Moreen McGurk.
To support the Outward Bound for Veterans program
Outward Bound USA and the network of regional schools raises supporting funds for student scholarships and scholarship programs of Outward Bound. Overall in 2015 Outward Bound USA and regional Outward Bound Schools combined will grant close to $6 million in scholarship funding and direct student tuition support.