Max Davis Scholarships for Outdoor Education

100% to Scholarships: With an entirely volunteer staff and board of directors, the expenses of the Conservation College are currently minimal. Incidental costs are funded by in-house donations and fundraiser events. Your entire donation will be used for scholarships to people who qualify for financial aid based on need and merit. Your donation is tax-deductible according to IRS 501(c)3 law and personal filing options, and our tax identification number is 82-4994768. If you prefer to mail a check, please make it payable to the Conservation College, 1026 14th St SW, Puyallup WA 98371. Thank you!

This year, the Conservation College took over administration of Max Davis Scholarships from the non-profit Western Outdoor Learning Foundation. The fund was founded in 2001 and named after a popular Wolf Camp participant who passed away of a childhood illness. It is our hope that Max’s memory serves as an example for achieving our mission to inspire a global conservation ethic by connecting people to nature through outdoor education. To donate, click on the PayPal button above or share this link: www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=GSVGKUF2MC72S

Merit Scholarship Applications

Merit Scholarship Applications are accepted first-come, first-served between Jan 5th – Jun 5th as funds remain available: We offer a limited number of $100 merit scholarships for youth who send us nature journal entries that they produce.

To apply for a merit scholarship, email us 1) a copy of your registration/application form if we do not yet have one, 2) a description of the program you wish to attend, and 3) a project we can share on our blog that merits your scholarship.

Your project may be something you did at school or volunteering somewhere which you prepare as an acceptable article or video on our blog, or you can create a new project.  For instance, you can do journal entries and sketches of a particular species found in your local area, or describe/teach a skill of traditional artisanry, such as making fire using a bow drill, or cooking a wild edible meal. For examples, take a look at how field guides research and present information, or follow field exercises corresponding to your subject matter in our Wolf Journey Earth Conservation Courses.

Financial Aid Applications

Financial Aid Scholarships are accepted first-come, first-served between Jan 5th – Jun 5th as funds remain available: We grant applicants up to 75% of the costs toward an earth skills educational opportunity. We do expect that the student or another third party contribute the deposit, and that scholarship recipients attend the entirety of the programs for which they register.

To apply for a financial aid scholarship, email answers the questions below, and attach a copy of your  Microsoft Word or PDF Registration Form if we do not already have one on file, plus a description of the program you wish to attend. Members of the WOLF Foundation board of directors, along with executive director Chris Chisholm, are the only persons reviewing the information you provide, and it will remain completely confidential:

  1. Which program are you applying for, and for what length of time do you plan to participate?
  2. Why are you interested in the program?
  3. What would you like to use these earth skills for in the future?
  4. What is your total household income for last year, now, and projected this summer?
  5. What is the value of family and household assets from which you may benefit now or in the future?
  6. How many people are solely dependent on the income and assets which you list?
  7. Mention any extraordinary expenses this month, season and year which are stretching your budget.
  8. Note any other information that may be needed to help in this scholarship decision-making process.