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.

100%70%*50%*Less than 50%*
Outdoor Leadership
$1185 $830 $595 See scholarship application (included in online application)
Science and Sustainability $1785 $1250 $895 See scholarship application (included in online application)

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

If you need financial assistance, please have your parent/guardian fill out and send in the Scholarship Application (included in the Youth Leadership Adventures online application). Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and application merit. Up to 75% of participants will receive a full or partial scholarship. Students from outside of Washington and Oregon are encouraged to apply, but scholarship funds are prioritized for Washington and Oregon residents.

Scholarship applications are due March 27, 2017, along with all other application materials. Scholarship recipients and parents/guardians will be notified via email by the end of April 2017. All scholarship recipients must submit a $50 fee upon acceptance to the program. Please see our Payment and Cancellation policies.

 Questions? Please see our FAQ page or contact North Cascades Institute at (360) 854-2579 or .

North Cascades Institute welcomes students and participants of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or marital status, age, sensory, physical or mental disability to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students and participants at the Institute. The Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or marital status, age, sensory, physical or mental disability in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other administered programs.



Ready for your Best Summer Ever? 
For more information, please contact Julie Stone, Youth Leadership Coordinator at (360) 854-2579 or send her an .


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There aren’t many opportunities for low-income or people of color to get this kind of experience. I never imagined that I could be an outdoor educator because I never Flor-Hernandezhad the opportunity to go camping, much less encounter a park ranger. I didn’t know jobs like this existed until now."

-- Imara White, 2016 Apprentice