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Monday, February 02, 2015

NOLS Benefits for NSHSS Members


With nearly fifty years of experience, the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) has become the leader in wilderness education, teaching people how to be responsible and competent wilderness leaders and travelers. 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 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 a multitude of different arenas. Students on NOLS courses learn skills that transfer well to their everyday lives, and are of benefit to them for years to come.

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, and all members automatically receive a $150 partial scholarship for their NOLS course.

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. Deadline for scholarship application: April 1, 2015.

For more information about the scholarships, or to request an application, please contact the NOLS Admission Supervisor, at 1-800-710-6657.