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Why I Used the GI Bill for NOLS

By Kevin Wilson on 11/11/15 7:05 AM


The Outdoor Educator group in the Wind River Range. Photo by Cooper Davis.

NOLSies pay for their courses in all sorts of ways, from savings to scholarships to working a summer job through high school to take the trip of a lifetime when they graduate. Some students even use their veterans benefits to fund their course.

We spoke with Navy veteran and graduate from a Rocky Mountain Outdoor Educator course and a Wilderness EMT course, Kevin Wilson, to learn about how and why he used his veterans benefits for NOLS and what he learned from his NOLS experiences.

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Topics: Alumni, Wilderness EMT, Lander, NOLS Rocky Mountain, NOLS financial aid, National Outdoor Leadership School, climbing, wilderness medicine, WMI, Backpacking, Live the Dream, backcountry, NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute

Scholarships, Scholarships, and more Scholarships

By Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin on 5/14/10 6:19 AM


Photo by Lindsay Nohl.

Don't let the price tag for a NOLS course stop you from applying. You can apply for scholarships through NOLS and elsewhere (check with your university or college).

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Topics: NOLS, National Indian Youth Leadership Project, Lauralita Garcia, Alaska Mountaineering, NOLS scholarship, Expedition Prep, NOLS financial aid, National Outdoor Leadership School, and Tiffany Shroulote, NIYLP, Micolleen Yazzie, Alaska Sea Kayaking, scholarships, Backyard Wilderness Pursuits, Adam Kruse, Steven Mark Anderson, Idaho Backpacking, Jarrard Cole, Kaddu Martin Ssekibakke, Kiteezi, Pacific Northwest Backpacking, Alaska Mountain Instructor's Course, Semester in India, Morehead-Cain