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Wells Fargo Scholars
Science and wilderness exploration for Central Valley youth
The Wells Fargo Scholars program, generously funded by a grant from the Northern and Central California Region of the Wells Fargo Foundation, gives students from Kings, Fresno, Tulare, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus counties an opportunity to attend NatureBridge’s Summer Field Research Course in Yosemite National Park.
Students have the chance to receive a full or partial scholarship based on the strength of their application, recommendations from supportive educators and community leaders, and the individual’s financial need.
Scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis until funding is exhausted or all sessions are filled.
Instructions for applying for a Wells Fargo Scholarhips are included in the application form linked below.
Yosemite Summer Field Research Course
This two-week course takes high school students on a challenging physical and academic journey into the mountains of Yosemite National Park. During the course, students actively learn to think like scientists as they build out their own research project and participate in National Park Service research. Students will also learn wilderness travel and camping skills as they backpack and sleep under the stars for nine days. At the end of the course, students will present their research findings to Park scientists, NatureBridge staff, and other Summer Field Research Course students. Parents and supportive community members are invited to attend these presentations.
Tuition & Scholarship Information
Tuition for the Summer Field Research Course in Yosemite is $2,595. Wells Fargo Scholars have the chance to receive a full or partial scholarship based on the strength of their application, recommendations from supportive educators and community leaders, and the individual’s financial need. Qualified students will come from Fresno, Kern, Merced, San Joaquin, or Stanislaus counties.
Students must provide their own transportation to and from NatureBridge’s Crane Flat Campus.
NatureBridge can provide some of the backpacking gear for the course, but students may choose to bring their own for greater comfort.
Find out more about the course
Detailed information about the Yosemite Summer Field Research Course can be found by following the link: