Viristar's Scholarship Program
Viristar is dedicated to providing financial assistance to outdoor and experiential professionals who demonstrate financial need, and to supporting those who are working to make the world a more inclusive and equitable place.
Viristar awards scholarship assistance to our Risk Management for Outdoor Programs course to:
1: Individuals who live and work in low-income, lower-middle-income, or upper-middle-income countries or territories and who also have a financial need.
Applicable low- and middle-income countries/territories generally, with minor exceptions, follow World Bank classifications.
|Afghanistan||Dominica||Lesotho||São Tomé and Principe|
|American Samoa||Egypt, Arab Rep.||Madagascar||Sierra Leone|
|Angola||El Salvador||Malawi||Solomon Islands|
|Bangladesh||Ethiopia||Marshall Islands||Sri Lanka|
|Belize||Gabon||Mauritius||St. Vincent and the Grenadines|
|Bhutan||Georgia||Micronesia, Fed. Sts.||Suriname|
|Bolivia||Ghana||Moldova||Syrian Arab Republic|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Grenada||Mongolia||Tajikistan|
|Central African Republic||Iran, Islamic Rep||Nigeria||Tuvalu|
|Congo, Dem. Rep||Kazakhstan||Papua New Guinea||Vanuatu|
|Costa Rica||Kiribati||Peru||West Bank and Gaza|
|Côte d’Ivoire||Kosovo||Philippines||Yemen, Rep.|
|Cuba||Kyrgyz Republic||Russian Federation||Zambia|
Viristar’s Risk Management for Outdoor Programs course is intended for professionals working in the outdoor/experiential field. Financial need is demonstrated through a statement that the organization with which the applicant is professionally affiliated has very limited financial capacity, such that it would be unable to include the full tuition amount in its budget. Small nonprofit (charitable) organizations generally fit this criteria. Organizations with more than 100 full- or part-time (including seasonal) employees, an annual budget exceeding USD 1 million, or who serve higher-end clientele (e.g. as with private/international schools and high-end travel/tourism operators) generally will not.
2. Individuals who are working for an organization whose primary focus is on improving access to outdoor or experiential programs by members of groups who currently experience or previously experienced systemic barriers to access on the basis of sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, ability or race, and who also have financial need.
Financial need is demonstrated as described in category one, above.
Eligibility is based on a first-come, first-served basis.
Although we can provide financial support to most applicants, we will advise you if Viristar’s scholarship funds have been fully expended at the time of your application.
Scholarship awards are for 50 percent of the tuition for the Risk Management for Outdoor Programs course.
Before you apply, please select a course cohort which you wish to attend. You must have sufficient time available during the class time period you select to complete all the required learning activities.
If you are awarded a scholarship, you must register for a course within 30 days of award notification.
Individuals are eligible to apply for a Viristar scholarship one time per year.