The George Gardner Scholarship Fund (GGSF) provides financial assistance to Ouray County, Colorado youth who wish to pursue both nontraditional and traditional educational opportunities for personal growth and advancement.
GGSF emphasizes and supports experiential learning opportunities outside of traditional educational settings for teens motivated to explore outdoor educational programs. We believe that profound learning is often facilitated by time spent in the mountains, canyons, rivers and oceans of the world. These experiences provide an arena for leadership and other lifelong skills.
GGSF also considers funding for tuition scholarships to Ouray County graduating seniors for college, trade school, service organizations, internships or study abroad.
GGSF SCHOLARSHIPS & FUNDED PROGRAMS
- Experiential Education For Teens: (ages 15-18) Examples of funded programs include Outward Bound, National Outdoor Leadership School, accredited avalanche schools and guide programs.
- Continuing Education For Graduating Seniors: Scholarships are considered for graduating seniors from Ouray County Schools for tuition towards continuing education, either traditional (college/university) or alternative educational options.
- Ridgway High School Senior Outward Bound River Trip: An annual five day Outward Bound river trip through Cataract Canyon.
- Ridgway School Learn To Ski Program: GGSF helps defray the cost of lessons, transportation and equipment rental so that every child who wants to may participate.
The GGSF is an all-volunteer organization that aspires to carry on George’s vision and educational philosophies. The GGSF is a non-profit organization affiliated with the Telluride Foundation.
For more information, please email: TheGeorgeFund11@gmail.com