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 available and regionally at Outward Bound Schools. To learn more about Scholarships available in your area, contact the school administering the course you are interested in attending. 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 USA and the network of regional schools raises supporting funds for student scholarships and scholarship programs of Outward Bound. Overall in 2016 Outward Bound USA and regional Outward Bound Schools combined will grant close to $7 million in scholarship funding and direct student tuition support. This is in thanks to:
Outward Bound Memorial and Named Scholarships
Outward Bound supporters have 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. To learn more about scholarships available, contact your local school.
For more information on establishing a named or memorial scholarship, contact Katie Newsom, National Director of Development at [email protected].
Outward Bound for Grieving Teens
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.
Outward Bound for Grieving Teens is made possible through the generous support of our donors and the Leadership support of The New York Life Foundation.
Outward Bound for Veterans
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.
Outward Bound for Veterans is made possible through the generous support of our donors, the Leadership Support of the Kendeda Fund, Veterans United Foundation and the May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust; by the Pinacle Support of the William E. Kahlert Foundation and John and Moreen McGurk; and by the Summit Support of Aetna Insurance Company and the Disabled American Veterans Charitable Trust.
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.