SheJumps Wilderness First Aid Scholarship
A core element to the SheJumps mission is to pursue play without compromising safety. For those who play and work in the outdoors, a base knowledge of remote medical skills is essential to feel confident and self-sufficient on an adventure. Wilderness First Aid training (WFA) training not only educates around life-saving skills, but it’s intensive training that cultivates connection and community.
The SheJumps Wilderness First Aid Scholarship program aims to reach a specific population who has been historically excluded from outdoor activities due to institutional, systemic, and cultural discrimination.
2022 WFA Scholarship Application CLOSED
2022 SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS
Course Locations & Dates
Salt Lake City, UT
Course Dates: September 17-18, 2022
Provider: Desert Mountain Medicine
Scholarships available: 13
Course Dates: October 8-9, 2022
Provider: CPR Seattle
Scholarships available: 16
Apply through the application link below by 11:59 PM PST on August 7, 2022. Winners will be notified via email by August 11, 2022.
Scholarship recipients must be able to attend both days (Saturday and Sunday) of the course for which they are selected. The scholarship will cover the cost of the Wilderness First Aid course. Travel and food expenses are not included.
The Wilderness First Aid Scholarship is lottery-based. Eligible applicants include all self-identifying Women of Color aged 18+. Because this is a lottery-based scholarship, we are unable to review any specific financial considerations per applicant.
Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is an intensive 16-hour program (2 days) that teaches important outdoor safety skills, and is frequently required training for jobs in outdoor recreation. Participants will receive an American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) Wilderness First Aid certification card at the completion of class.
WILDERNESS FIRST AID SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
In 2019, SheJumps set a goal—create a donation option to generate funds that directly support equitable access for Women of Color to outdoor education programs.
In 2020, an individual reached out to the SheJumps team with the goal of creating more opportunities in Wilderness First Aid education, specifically for Women of Color.
In 2021, the pilot program was made possible by individual SheJumps donors who strongly believe in offering equitable access to outdoor spaces to Women of Color.