Santa Clara County Scholarship Program

We are granting full scholarships to Bay Area Wilderness Training courses between November 1, 2018 and June 30, 2020 for all youth workers and educators serving youth in Santa Clara County.

This program is possible because of the Open Space Authority’s Measure Q Urban Grant Program. We are grateful and honored to work with the OSA. 


  • You must work or volunteer for an organization that serves youth in Santa Clara County, and register for a course that takes place between November 2018 and June 2020.
  • To register for a course using a Santa Clara County Scholarship, visit our course registration pages and choose a “Santa Clara County Scholarship” ticket. 

UPDATE: We have reached the limit for the number of WLT scholarships available. All other courses have available scholarships. 


Frequently Asked Questions

What courses can I use the scholarship for?

*The Camping at the Presidio Leadership Training, the Camping at the Presidio Orientation, and the Gear Orientation do NOT qualify for this scholarship.

How do I apply for and receive this scholarship?

There is no formal application process to this program. When you sign up for a course, you must select the Santa Clara County Scholarship Registration option. This way, your registration fee will be waived.

I have already taken a BAWT course. Can I register for a different course and receive a scholarship?


Do I need to serve a specific demographic of youth to qualify for the SCC scholarship program?

No. Anyone who serves youth in Santa Clara County will qualify for the scholarship.

Can I enroll in more than one BAWT course with the SCC Scholarship Program?
No, you can only receive this scholarship one time and for one course.
I was granted a full scholarship and I can no longer attend. Can I transfer my registration over to a different course?

As per BAWT’s Course Cancellation Policy, we accept cancellations at least 30 days in advance. In the case of the Santa Clara County Scholarship Program, we will accept a request to shift registration to the same course on a different date that falls within the time frame of the scholarship program (Sept 2018 to June 2020). We can only make this switch if the alternate course still has spaces available.

I was granted a full scholarship for a course, and I can no longer attend. Can I transfer my registration to another person in my organization?

Yes, but they must attend the same course date as the one you registered for. And they must complete all of the requirements of the training program.