Scholarships

OUR SECOND (AND FINAL) ROUND SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE IS EXTENDED THROUGH MIDNIGHT MAY 5, 2023.

Please note that some scholarships are CLOSED (see notes below) and contact us if you have questions.

Writers, leaders, students, educators, and artists of all backgrounds and all skill levels are invited to apply.

We can accept applications in written, audio, or video formats.

If you have trouble understanding or accessing the applications, please contact us and we will help you.

2023 Scholarship OPPORTUNITIES

Community Scholarship Fund – Still open for all courses except for The Law of People and Place, Good Ancestors, and Running to Stand Still

Varying awards | Open to everyone | For use on any 2023 Freeflow course

American Rivers Southwest Emerging Artist Award

Full tuition award | Open to emerging artists and storytellers with deep ties to the Southwest | For use on courses in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, or Utah

American Rivers Northern Rockies Indigenous Scholarship – CLOSED

$1500 | Open to Indigenous artists, leaders, and storytellers | For use on Freeflow courses in Montana and Idaho

The American Whitewater Scholarship

$1000 | Open to all people with good ideas for protecting rivers  | For use on any Freeflow course

American Prairie Scholarship

Full student tuition ($1685) | Open to applicants to the 2023 Law of People and Place course

Open Waters Scholarship from NRS


$2000 to be applied to any water-based 2023 Freeflow Course + $500 NRS gear stipend + Mentorship under NRS’s Director of Content & Media | Open to everyone | For use on any water-based Freeflow course | DEADLINE MAY 15

ABOUT THE FREEFLOW FOUNDATION

Most of our scholarships are awarded by our affiliated non-profit organization, The Freeflow Foundation.

We believe that all people should have an opportunity to build skills, grow connections, and experience creative freedom in wild places. Through The Freeflow Foundation’s scholarship programs we aim to make Freeflow Institute programs available to all, regardless of background or current economic means.

We are committed to fostering a sense of deep belonging in outdoor education, for all people.