The 2024 application window is open March 4 through April 12. 

Scholarship recipients will be notified of their awards by April 19, 2024.

 If you are selected, you’ll need to accept your award and commit to your Freeflow course no later than April 26, 2024.

The Freeflow Foundation is developing a robust and holistic system of support for our scholars. This process is slow, given that we are a tiny organization with limited resources.

We do have a limited gear-lending library and a very small fund for travel stipends. Let us know in your application what additional support you may need and we will try our best to help you out.

We will provide you with logistical preparation and support leading up to and after your Freeflow course.

We encourage you to seek financial support beyond what we are able to offer. We add to this list of external funding sources regularly.

We encourage all artists, writers, leaders, educators, students, journalists, communicators, activists, and professionals to participate in Freeflow. Our scholarship programs exist to help you realize your vision.

Each Freeflow scholarship may have different application requirements. Please visit the scholarship page to learn about details specific to the award.

While preference is given to applicants from marginalized, underrepresented, or lower-income communities, everyone is welcome to apply to the Community Scholarship Fund.

2024 Scholarship OPPORTUNITIES

Community Scholarship Fund

Full- and Partial-Tuition Scholarships | Open to everyone | For use on any river-based 2024 Freeflow course

NRS Open Waters Scholarship

$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 river-based 2024 Freeflow course

Indigenous Scholarship from Chris La Tray + Chickadee Community Services

Through the end of April, the Chickadee community is raising funds to support at least two Indigenous participants on Chris La Tray’s 2024 Freeflow workshop. You can donate via the link below, or contact us if you’d like to be considered for the scholarship.

Grand Canyon 2025 Scholarships

Full- and Partial-Tuitions Scholarships | For use on Freeflow’s 2025 Grand Canyon field course | Preference for these scholarships will be given to individuals from BIPOC communities, especially those from Indigenous communities in the Southwest


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.