Thank you for your interest in Mazama educational programming! We are offering scholarships for our educational programs* in the hope it will allow students to participate who would not be able to do so without financial assistance and by whose participation can help expand the Mazama membership base beyond the current cultural, economic, and ethnic demographics.
Applications for scholarships are a part of individual class applications. Please see specific course web page for application deadlines. The Mazamas will contact you with details of the status of your scholarship application prior to acceptance into the course so as to allow applicants to make a more informed decision on participation. Payment plans are also available for certain courses.
Click these links to preview our 2021-22 questions and rubric. Changes to this program were made thanks to the feedback of the mountain community. We will continue to audit our program to ensure we are serving the true needs of our applicants and live up to our organizational values.
The Mazamas does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender identity, or sexual orientation. We recognize that members of the BIPOC and LGBTQ communities (among others) may face systemic, structural, and cultural barriers to financial access and have traditionally been marginalized from outdoor programming. For these reasons, we prioritize members of these groups in determining scholarship awards. However, awards are primarily determined by financial barriers to participation, and the benefit the course can provide to you and your community. Please note financial assistance in the form of scholarships is limited and the selection process is competitive. We invite applicants to clearly articulate their financial need as well as how their participation will support both the Mazamas and/or the mountain community on an ongoing basis.
Scholarship application and review is a confidential process. All applicants are reviewed without any identifying information. Certain staff and/or course leaders may need to know applicant identity for course acceptance reasons only. Please contact Claire Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or concerns.
Scholarships are for course tuition ONLY. The Mazamas may cover the cost of your course up to 90 percent of the course tuition. Other costs associated with the course may apply. Please see the course home page for associated costs and logistics.
*Scholarships for Mazama Wild Camps are available through the camp application process. Please see https://mazamas.org/mazamawild/ for more information, or contact the Mazamas at email@example.com.