Scholarships and Funding

Outdoor Programs Scholarship

This scholarship program supports the participation by Hampshire students of limited financial means with the costs to participate in OPRA excursions, such as January trips.

Contact: Brad King
Award: Varies
Eligibility: Students receiving financial aid with previous participation in the OPRA program who have attended the initial meeting for their intended trip and given the deposit.
Application Deadline: Rolling application

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Kathy Kyker-Snowman Outdoor Leader Training Fund for Women

For 30 years, Kathy Kyker-Snowman devoted her professional life to inspiring students of all ages to discover their strengths through energetic outdoor adventuring. 

At the age of 52, Kathy lost her vibrant life to cancer, and outdoor education lost an exemplary leader. She was known for her enthusiasm, welcoming smile and acceptance of others without judgment; her perpetual devotion to learning and to teaching others; her physical strength; and fearless, skilled and joyful ability to lead. This fund was started by Kathy's family, friends and associates to keep her spirit alive.

The fund provides grants to support women outdoor leaders in their efforts to enhance their professional skills. The fund is open to women students at the Five Colleges who have a keen interest in outdoor recreation, especially those pursuing leadership position.

Contact: Brad King
Award: Generally a maximum of $500
Eligibility: Open to women who are students in the Five Colleges who have a demonstrated interest in teaching in the outdoors.
Application Deadline: Rolling application

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Marion Taylor Endowment Fund

Dr. Marion Taylor directed the renowned Martial Arts program at Hampshire College for 39 years. He is survived by hundreds of students and friends around the world. This fund celebrates Marion's legacy at Hampshire and within the broader martial arts community and will enable the study of budo and budo-related approaches at Hampshire College. The fund will allow for the instruction and integration of the practice of various martial arts forms within an interdisciplinary context. Examples include, but are not limited to, Division II and III student project support, conference attendance, visiting practitioners and scholars, a series of lecturers, film and symposia/demonstrations.

Contact: Brad King
Award: $300-$800
Eligibility: Currently enrolled Hampshire students.
Application Deadline: Rolling application

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