Scholarships and Financial Aid
A large part of the mission of the Deer Hill Foundation (DHF) is to fund scholarship awards for students to participate in wilderness and service programs with Deer Hill Expeditions (DHE) who could otherwise not afford the full cost of a DHE program. Awards are based on an applicant’s financial need and the contents of a completed application.
Starting in January, applications are accepted and reviewed in the first three weeks of the month. Awards are offered by the DHF Scholarship Committee before or during the last week of each month. Applications received before January 1 st will be reviewed in January. This monthly schedule continues until the scholarship funds are exhausted for the upcoming summer.
There are two significant expenses we wish to highlight. First, know that you must provide your own transportation to and from the Durango Airport or the Deer Hill Basecamp in Mancos, Colorado. Second, the personal clothing and equipment necessary to live and work in wilderness and service settings is extensive and expensive. To help with this cost, a DHF scholarship award includes DHE Outfitting Store rentals, and some purchasable items, all for FREE. This is explained in more detail in the materials you will receive when you are accepted into a DHE program.
The DHF trustees and all of us in the DHE community are glad that you wish to be a part of a DHE program this summer. We look forward to reviewing your application and to the possibility of welcoming you to the DHE Basecamp this summer.