Scholarship for Outdoor education

Woman and gender-queer people who seek non-male dominated spaces in the outdoor community can apply to this scholarship and be awarded up to $600 in order to enhance their participation, leadership, or representation in the outdoor industry and community.

 Welcome to the Backcountry Squatters Scholarship for Outdoor Education

This year we will be awarding $2000 in scholarship money for outdoor education!

Woman and gender-queer people who seek non-male dominated spaces in the outdoor community can apply to this scholarship and be awarded up to $600 in order to enhance their participation, leadership, or representation in the outdoor industry and community.

We require people at universities with a Backcountry Squatters chapter to be an active participant of that chapter. If you are at a university that does not have a chapter, you are still invited to apply! If you are not in school but between the ages of 17-25 (“college aged”) you are also invited to apply.

Applications are evaluated on merit and financial need. Merit will be based on one of two factors. 1.) An applicant’s demonstrated willingness to break down prohibitive barriers that underrepresented individuals face when joining the outdoor community and industry (underrepresented individuals includes other women, but also may include communities of color, the LGBTQ+ community, underrepresented financial classes, and underrepresented geographies in the outdoor community.) 2.) An applicant’s likelihood of breaking into the outdoor industry as a professional athlete or guide or other similar activity. These are people directly increasing women and gender-queer people’s representation in the outdoor industry.

To apply, please fill out the form below. Do not feel obliged to hit the word limit, they are only provided as a maximum but not as an expected length. Applications are due December 31st, 2021 at 11:59 PM MST. 

Announcements will be made by January 15th, 2021.

Please reach out to info@backcountrysquatters.org with any questions.



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