Tuition and Scholarships

North Cascades Institute is committed to making our programs accessible to students from all backgrounds by offering tuition on a sliding scale and scholarship to those in need.

Age 100% 70%* 50%* Less than 50%*
Ages 14-16 (8-day)
$985 $695 $495 See scholarship application
Ages 16-18 (16-day)
$1845 $1285 $925 See scholarship application

*Scholarships are available if your family cannot afford to pay 100%.

If you need financial assistance, please fill out and send in the Scholarship Application (coming soon). Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and application merit. Up to 80% of participants will receive a full or partial scholarship.

Scholarship applications are due March 28, 2014. Scholarship recipients and parents/guardians will be notified via email by April 23, 2014. All scholarship recipients must submit a $50 fee upon acceptance to the program. Please see our Payment and Cancellation policies.

Send the Scholarship Application with rest of your application packet to:

North Cascades Institute
Attn: Youth Leadership Adventures
810 State Route 20
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
fax: (360) 856-1934


Questions? Please see our FAQ page or contact North Cascades Institute at (360) 854-2599 or

Student Voices


This program allowed me to gain further knowledge about the world around me, and to clarify my ideas on humanity’s responsibility as stewards of the environment. A unique experience in the North Cascades National Park helped focus my values and goals, forever entwining environmental conservation and science into my life. I now know that it is these kinds of sacred natural places, here and around the world that I want to preserve through education of myself and others, advocation of my ideals, and a career path in a life science.

— Amelia Fitch, 2010 ParticipantAmeliaFitch

Field Guide to North Cascades Institute