Thanks to our generous donors, 49% of students receive financial support to attend an NCOBS course. Learn more about the impact scholarships have by watching alumna, Darby, talk about her experience. Darby received a scholarship this summer through her school, Moravian Academy, to attend a 22-day course in July.
Campaign GOAL: $6.7 Million
A robust and diverse portfolio of endowed scholarship funds is essential to the long-term financial stability of our School, and critical to the overall accessibility and effectiveness of our programs. Scholarships help keep our our courses full and accessible to students whose families lack the financial resources to afford tuition. Even more importantly, scholarships diversify the racial, economic and cultural composition of our courses, thereby enhancing exponentially the overall experience for the entire crew. Adding an additional $6.7 million in scholarship funding—the majority of which will be endowed—is an important outcome of the Enduring Impact campaign that will help ensure the stability, accessibility and impact of our programs for decades to come.
Named Scholarship Endowments
Generous donors to the Enduring Impact campaign have established several new scholarship endowments, each of which will contribute valuable tuition support to diverse populations of NCOBS students in perpetuity.
Rufus M. Dalton Scholarship Endowment - Named in honor of beloved, longtime Board Member, proceeds of the Rufus Dalton Endowment support promising young leaders from the Charlotte metropolitan region on open enrollment wilderness courses.
Ann Baruch Endowment for Philadelphia Scholarships - Named in honor of influential, Philadelphia-based NCOBS Board Member, the Ann Baruch Endowment provide open enrollment wilderness course scholarships to students who attend our partner schools in the city of Philadelphia.
Gray Wolf Scholarship for Western North Carolina - Named for the beloved, deceased field instructor, Dave “Gray Wolf” Genova, this scholarship endowment supports students from Western North Carolina who qualify on the basis of financial need.
Rhea Elliott Cooper Scholarship Endowment - Named in honor of long-serving administrator and NCOBS historian, proceeds from this endowment provide full and partial scholarships to students from middle-income families whose household income is just above the typical threshold for financial aid, and yet still struggle to afford full tuition.
Ecology Wildlife Scholarship Fund - Proceeds from this endowment provide Intercept Program scholarships to struggling youth and their families.
Ginger Simms Memorial Fund - Named after a recent NCOBS alumnae, Ginger Simms Fund proceeds support full-tuition scholarships for young women interested in attending our 72-day Leadership Semester program.
John C. Huie Educator’s Endowment - Named after longtime School Director, proceeds from the Huie Endowment support the NCOBS Educators Initiative program and provide Group Education Program scholarships to traditional public, charter and independent schools.
American Veterans Endowment - Proceeds from this fund support the ongoing development and operation of NCOBS’ Outward Bound Veterans programs, enabling veterans and military service personnel to attend Outward Bound Veterans wilderness courses tuition-free.
Virginia Worden Expeditionary Learning Endowment - Named after a longtime EL Education (formerly Expeditionary Learning) leader, Virginia Worden Endowment proceeds will support scholarships for educators from EL Education Schools to participate in NCOBS educator courses, including the Educators Initiative (EI).
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Make a donation to the 50th Anniversary Scholarship Fund today!
North Carolina Outward Bound School is a registered 501(c)(3). Contributions are therefore tax-deductible to the full extent provided by the law. Financial information about North Carolina Outward Bound School is available from the NC State Solicitation Licensing Branch at (919) 733-4150.