Each year, NOLS offers over $1.7 million in tuition assistance. Scholarships are available to applicants who show great potential to excel as NOLS students and who would be unable to attend without financial aid.
Because Lander is home to our world headquarters and NOLS Rocky Mountain, the school’s oldest and largest campus, we reserve more than $25,000 in financial aid for residents of Fremont County and Wind River Reservation. This support is made possible by the generosity of NOLS alumni and friends.
Residents of Fremont County and Wind River Reservation ages 14 and older. There is no upper age limit for financial assistance. We strongly encourage middle school, high school, and college-age students to apply.
You can apply for any NOLS course at any location. At NOLS Rocky Mountain, we offer courses in backpacking, rock climbing, horse packing, mountaineering, and whitewater kayaking. You may also apply for any course offered by NOLS Wilderness Medicine.
Aid is awarded according to both need and merit. Depending upon course type and cost, the typical award ranges from $500 to $3,000. Full tuition scholarships are rare. Please do not apply for more assistance than you need. Priority will be given to first-time NOLS students; however, alumni are still eligible for aid.
NOLS Rocky Mountain
Attn: Scholarship Program
502 Lincoln Street
Lander, WY 82520
There is no set deadline. Awards are made on a rolling basis, and we will accept applications until all funds have been disbursed. However, many summer courses fill up by early March. Thus, we encourage you to apply as early as possible!
You can call or email Clair Smith, Special Projects Coordinator at NOLS Rocky Mountain: