Americorps Award


Use Your Education Award for adventure

Did you know that you can use your AmeriCorps Education Award to pay for an Outward Bound wilderness expedition? You can! Thanks to Outward Bound’s partnership with Western State Colorado University, we can accept AmeriCorps Education Awards through their Extended Studies program and anyone can register – you do not have to be a current Western State Colorado University student. Registration is easy and takes only a few days to process. And, as a result, you will earn academic credit for your Outward Bound outdoor education course.

Embark on a one-week Outward Bound course to celebrate your AmeriCorps accomplishment or choose one of our longer semester or instructor courses to gain competency in outdoor skills, leadership and group facilitation and embark on a career in experiential education.

How to Use Your AmeriCorps Education Award and Receive Academic Credit

1. Call us and let our Admission Advisors know that you would like to use your AmeriCorps Education. Let us know what course(s) you are interested in or let us help you find the right course. We offer courses ranging from 4 to 75 days. (888) 756-2627.

2. Complete and submit the Western State Colorado University Extended Studies registration packet located here. Note: Western State Colorado University will process your registration within 48 hours and notify Outward Bound.

3. Outward Bound will officially enroll you in your course choice and will contact you to proceed.

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