Scholarships

Scholarships

Whole Earth Nature School is proud to offer need-based scholarships to families who would like to attend our nature programs. Our scholarship funds are limited, and the staff time necessary to process applications and track available funds is precious. Before applying for a scholarship, please consider whether our maximum scholarship award for the program you are interested in will allow you to attend. If you will be unable to attend unless you receive more than the maximum amount awarded for that program, please consider saving money to attend at a later time – we’ll still be here! At this time the scholarships that are available are for a 25% to 50% discount off program tuition. (May depend on scholarship fund availability. Qualified scholarships are awarded on a first-come first-served basis.) Please note that in order to make scholarships available to the greatest number of families we have implemented the following limitations. Each student may receive scholarships for up to the following during one calendar year: 2 weeks of summer camps, 1 week of winter break camps, 1 week of spring break camps, 1 full year of school-year programs.

Download a scholarship application and registration form.

How to apply:

Online Registration:
  1. Register for the camps you would like using any registration button on our website.
  2. Pay a 25% deposit (refundable if your scholarship application is not approved)
  3. Complete our Scholarship Application Form. The link to the form can be found in your confirmation email.
  4. Receive notice of your award within two weeks of our receiving your application.
  5. Call us to accept your award and pay your balance within two weeks.
  6. If an award is not granted, you may still choose to pay full price. Your spot will be held for up to two weeks (or up to one week prior to the start of the program–whichever comes first), but if you do not claim the spot within that timeframe we will automatically issue a refund of your deposit and give that spot to another participant.

Paper Application:

  1. Fill out a scholarship application and a registration form and return it to our office with your deposit. Our mailing address is:
    Whole Earth Nature School
    PO Box 5223
    Eugene, OR 97405
  2. Receive notice of your award within two weeks of our receiving your application.
  3. Call us to accept your award and pay your balance within two weeks.
  4. If an award is not granted, you may still choose to pay full price. Your spot will be held for up to two weeks (or up to one week prior to the start of the program–whichever comes first), but if you do not claim the spot within that timeframe we will automatically issue a refund of your deposit and give that spot to another participant.

Download a scholarship application and registration form.

Deadlines:

SUMMER NATURE CAMPS:
We receive multiple camp registrations every day as we approach summer, therefor we need additional time to complete our evaluation of your scholarship request. All scholarship applications for Summer Nature Camps must be received a minimum of four weeks prior to program start in order to allow time for processing.

SCHOOL YEAR NATURE PROGRAMS (includes Danger League, Coyote Kids!, Acorn Nature Program, and Winter & Spring Break Camps):
All scholarship applications for our school year nature programs must be received a minimum of seven days prior to program start in order to allow time for processing. (If you have a special circumstance and wish to apply with fewer days before the start of the program, please contact us and we will evaluate our ability to do so on a case-by-case basis.)