Whole Earth Nature School is proud to offer need-based scholarships to families who would like to attend our nature programs. We have generous award thresholds and encourage anyone to apply! The application only takes a few minutes after you register for programs with a small, refundable deposit.

Scholarships are available for a 25% or 50% discount off program tuition and may depend on scholarship fund availability. Qualified scholarships are awarded on a first-come first-served basis.

Scholarship Review Period for Summer ’24: February 12 – March 12.

We are currently not awarding more scholarships for Summer ’24, please feel free to apply as we will re-assess potential awards in early June. 

Please see below for additional information.

How to Apply

Online Registration

  1. Register for the camps you would like using any registration button on our website.
  2. Pay a 12% deposit (refundable if your scholarship application is not approved) upon checkout. This option includes an installment plan with automatic bill pay.
  3. Complete our Scholarship Application Form. The link to the form can be found in your registration confirmation email. You must submit this short application form in order for your request to be received.
    • Note: for Equity Project schools, the scholarship has already been applied against the program cost so you do not need to fill out the application.
  4. You will receive notice of your award within two weeks of us receiving your application.
    • Follow any additional instructions that may be listed in your email.
  5. If an award is not granted, you may still choose to stay enrolled and pay the full price OR you can choose to cancel your registration for a FULL refund. 

Your spot will be held for up to two weeks (or up to one week prior to the start of the program, whichever comes first) while we wait to hear from you if you would like to remain enrolled or not. If you do not reply that you would still like the spot within that timeframe, we will automatically issue a refund of your deposit and give that spot to another participant.



We receive multiple camp registrations every day as we approach summer and, consequently, we need additional time to process your scholarship request. Please submit scholarship applications for Summer Nature Camps at least three weeks prior to program start in order to allow time for processing.


All scholarship applications for our school year nature programs must be received a minimum of seven days prior to program start in order to allow time for processing. 

If your application is received later, there may be an additional up-front cost burden to you while we process your application before we are able to issue refunds.


Please note that in order to make scholarships available to the greatest number of families we have implemented the following limitations. Each student may receive scholarships for up to three of the program options during one calendar year:

  1. The discount only applies to tuition for the camp or program and does not apply to material fees or aftercare.
  2. A recipient can get up to two weeks of summer day camps (and may include one week of overnight camp)
  3. The scholarship can apply to either One Coyote Kids program per semester OR one FOREST program per year (either FOREST or FOREST Understory).
  4. Any number of Winter Break/Spring Break single-day camps or one week-long camp.

Feel free to contact us if you are interested in applying for a scholarship beyond these limitations, and we will assess our scholarship fund capabilities.