Max Davis Scholarships

Max Davis Scholarships are granted by the Western Outdoor Learning Fund which is a Washington State non-profit organization, independent from Wolf Camp & School of Natural Science, whose mission it is to support those wishing to attend programs of earth skills education.

Max Davis and fellow campers reaching Coleman Glacier on Mt Baker.
Max Davis and fellow campers at Coleman Glacier on Mt Baker.

The scholarship fund is named after Max Davis, a favorite Wolf Camp participant who passed away in 2001 of a childhood illness. It is our hope that Max’s memory serves as an example for the kind of camper we hope to attract to earth skills education: aware of nature and its hazards; working hard to reach goals safely; keeping a uplifting attitude, and offering friendly leadership.

100% to Scholarships: With an entirely volunteer staff and board of directors, the expenses of the WOLF Foundation are 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.

Please use the PayPal link below to donate as little as $10, or from $350 to sponsor a kids day camper, to $750 to sponsor an overnight youth camper or write a check to the WOLF Foundation, 2211 Elm St, Bellingham WA 98225 or use PayPal: (not tax deductible; the WOLF Foundation is a Washington State Non-Profit Organization but not 501(c)3 tax exempt)

Merit Scholarships Applications are accepted first-come, first-served between Jan 5th – Jun 5th as funds remain available: We offer a limited number of merit scholarships ranging from $25-$175 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 to Wolf Camp or another earth skills school, 2) a detailed 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 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 to Wolf Camp or other earth skills school, plus a detailed 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.