Colorado Outward Bound School is committed to offering our life-changing programs to all young people, regardless of their ability to pay. COBS offers partial scholarships through our Student Opportunity Fund as well as full-tuition scholarships through our ASCEND Program.
The ASCEND program supports students, especially in our local communities (Colorado and Utah), to attend a COBS course. This program is for individuals based on financial need as well as organizational partners like schools and nonprofits who work with communities of youth who deserve access these important leadership and character building expeditions. COBS is grateful to our many scholarship supporters who make these transformational programs available to more youth.
We are pleased to offer a number of named scholarships to youth, including: - The Gruffie Scholarship for young women ages 16 – 25 to attend a 14+ day COBS course and harness their passions and direction in life, given by the many friends of former instructor and board member Gruffie Clough. - The Robert H. Ramsay Scholarship to support Colorado Springs youth, given by the Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation in memory of Trustee Bob Ramsey - The Tim Garrison Scholarship for young men in Denver to attend a mountaineering course in Colorado, given in memory of Tim Garrison by his family. - The Victoria Thurber O’Reilly Scholarship for youth of need, given in memory of C-91 alumnus Tory Thurber by one of her patrolmates, so that her example may inspire a new generation of students to live their days well.
Please contact the development office at COBS to see how you can contribute at 303-676-8246.
Students or families interested in these scholarships should visit our scholarship page and then contact Julia Ryan, scholarship program coordinator: [email protected] or 303-676-8238.
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