The National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), with nearly 50 years of experience in teaching people how to be responsible and competent wilderness leaders and travelers, has become the leader in wilderness education. Each NOLS course focuses on technical outdoor skills, leadership development, environmental studies and ethics, as well as risk management. An educated and passionate team of instructors leads each NOLS course, providing students with the resources they need to learn and excel during their course. The leadership developed on a NOLS course stays with graduates for the rest of their lives, enhancing their ability to interact with peers and lead in any type of situation. Students on NOLS courses learn skills that are extremely transferrable to the front country and everyday life.
NOLS and the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) have teamed up to provide a unique way to further the education and leadership development of high school scholars. NOLS is a great way to continue education and learn more about leadership development in a non-traditional manner. NSHSS members are encouraged to apply for a NOLS course as a way to broaden their educational and leadership horizons. As a NSHSS member, students will receive certain discounts towards NOLS courses. The standard NOLS $65 application fee is waived for all NSHSS members. All members automatically receive a $150 partial scholarship for NOLS courses. Additionally there are two full tuition scholarships available for NSHSS members, for NOLS summer courses (courses that run between May 15-Aug. 1), one sponsored by NOLS and the other by the NSHSS.
For more information about the scholarships, or to request an application, please contact Jeanann Paulus, NOLS Admission Supervisor, at 1-800-710-6657 ext. 2272