Outdoor School for Kids Bursary Fund

Throughout the year, members of the society dedicate their time and energy to raise funds and participate in the Outdoor School for Kids Bursary Fund.  Bursaries assist, in whole or in part, with the payment of fees required to attend the Outdoor School at the Cheakamus Centre where parents/guardians are unable for financial reasons, and where all other sources at the school level to assist students have been exhausted.  Our goal is to raise $10,000 annually to ensure that we have funds to provide bursaries to all eligible students. Since 1992, we have dispersed $288,740.32 in bursary funds to support 3,674 students attending the Outdoor School.

Scholarship Fund

Most of the volunteers at the Outdoor School are high school students. Our scholarship fund benefits successful applicants, who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to environmental and social leadership, in their pursuit of post-secondary studies. Since 1995, the Scholarship fund has dispersed over $30,000 to more than 60 high school graduates.

Scholarship criteria:

  • You must be a grade 12 student.
  • You have counselled at the Outdoor School at least three times between grades 10 and 12, with at least one of those times falling within grade 11 or 12.
  • You have shown a commitment to, and excellence in, environmental and social leadership.

If you wish to receive an application form, email us at nvosas@gmail.com