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January 2, 2007

Jeanne O’Brien 
Office: 307.335.2236     
Mobile: 307.349.0595

The Ultimate Outdoor Adventure in Your Own Backyard

Do something different and exciting this summer by exploring the mountains and valleys of Wyoming. The National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Rocky Mountain Scholarship Program offers the opportunity to all Fremont County residents, ages 14 and older, to participate in a NOLS Rocky Mountain backpacking, fly fishing, rock climbing, river or horse packing expedition.

“I learned so many new skills, including navigation, risk management, leadership and Leave No Trace,” says Sarah Boutwell about her NOLS experience. “I also made new friends that will last forever.”

Application packets are available at the following locations:

  • NOLS Rocky Mountain – 502 Lincoln St, Lander
  • Lander Chamber of Commerce – 160 N 1st St, Lander
  • Fremont County high schools and middle schools, in guidance counselor offices
  • Central Wyoming College – Lander and Riverton
  • Or we could mail one to you by calling 307.332.9900

Applicants for scholarships are evaluated in several areas, including merit, leadership qualities, intended application of a NOLS education, unique qualities or special life experiences they would bring to a course, motivation, and financial need. NOLS Rocky Mountain has been awarding course scholarships to Fremont County residents for almost 35 years. In 2007, $21,375 in scholarship monies were awarded.

All Fremont County residents are encouraged to apply for a NOLS Rocky Mountain scholarship. Scholarship applications should be completed and mailed, or dropped off, to NOLS Rocky Mountain, Attention: Scholarship Committee, 502 Lincoln St., Lander, WY  82520, so they’re received by Monday, February 4, 2008, the application deadline. Check out NOLS Rocky Mountain to set your sights on the course of a lifetime.

Founded in 1965 by legendary mountaineer Paul Petzoldt, the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) is the leader in wilderness education and sets the industry standard for responsible, high-quality educational expeditions. NOLS provides an awe-inspiring, transformative experience that develops active, positive leaders with lifelong environmental ethics and outdoor skills to more than 10,000 students each year. A private nonprofit school, NOLS runs courses from 10 days to a full academic year in length on five continents. NOLS students, ages 14 to over 70, explore the most remote wilderness the Rocky Mountains, Idaho, Pacific Northwest, Southwest, Alaska, Western Canada, Mexico, Patagonia (Chile), India, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Baffin Island, and Scandinavia have to offer. College credit and scholarships are available. For more information, call NOLS at (800)710-NOLS (6657) or visit the web site at

Students travel through Wyoming's Wind River Mountains-a wilderness range renowned for its crystal clear lakes and rugged mountain beauty.
Photo: Tony Jewell
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