Armstrong Scholars Program

Armstrong Scholars Program

Every summer, 12 young women embark on the adventure of a lifetime: a 12-day backpacking adventure in the High Sierra.

NatureBridge at Yosemite
Attn: Armstrong Scholars Program
P.O. Box 487
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
tel: 209-379-9511
fax: 209-379-9510
armstrongscholars @naturebridge.org

Armstrong Scholars Program

“To any girl that has ever wanted a little taste of adventure, apply for the Armstrong Scholars Program!” —Hayley, 2010 Armstrong Scholar

Inspiration

Inspired by and in memory of former NatureBridge field educator Joie Armstrong, the Armstrong Scholars Program brings together young women, ages 15 to 18, for a truly empowering summer backpacking adventure in the High Sierra.

Adventure, Connection, Empowerment

This extraordinary program seeks to inspire young women to reach their highest potential, develop a stronger sense of self and community, and explore their personal connection to nature. Participants venture into the backcountry of Yosemite National Park with highly skilled female educators from NatureBridge for an expedition of discovery, leadership, and personal challenge.

Scholarship

Twelve young women will be chosen based on the strength of their applications and the recommendations of supportive educators and community leaders. Through the generosity of donors, we are able to offer this program for a fee of $150 per participant. The remaining program cost of $1,500 per scholar is supported by donations given in honor of Joie Armstrong's life and legacy. You can support the program by donating to NatureBridge and designating Armstrong Scholars Program in the notes section.

2013 Armstrong Scholars Program Trip Report 

2014 Program Dates and Fees

Dates:  July 20-August 2, 2014
Participant Tuition: $150 with the remainder of fees supported by donations

About Joie Armstrong

Joie was a bright light to all who knew her. She was full of laughter and love, creativity and spunk; she gifted the world with her glowing smile and warm heart. We will remember her as a young woman who had a tremendous enthusiasm for life and a deep desire to give of herself for the betterment of the world around her.

As Joie once said, "My passion lies with teaching children about their environment, and I have dedicated all of my efforts toward it." That passion for teaching and her creative spirit inspired this powerful program.

 

Apply Now

Applications due April 1, 2014

Application

Recommendation Form

Medical Form

Please send your completed application materials to
armstrongscholars
@naturebridge.org

Mailed and faxed applications are also accepted.

For more information about the application process, please contact us at armstrongscholars
@naturebridge.org
.

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