Master Educator Course Scholarships

"Living here in East Tennessee amidst some of the most beautiful mountains and rivers in the South, the Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics message is vitally important to all of us. The beauty of these hills and rivers depend on us to maintain and protect."  - Wayne Hannah, Master Educator Course Scholarship Recipient 

Eligibility: Applicants should be registered for a Master Educator Course within the same calendar year as their scholarship deadline. Please provide information about the specific course you would like to take part in.  Note: Due to the already low cost of Master Educator Courses offered through the BSA, applicants of BSA courses are not eligible for scholarship dollars.  

Master Educator Scholarships are designed to provide partial course tuition to individuals enrolled in an approved Master Educator Course. Scholarships cover up to half of course tuition and do not include travel costs or other related expenses.

Consideration is given to those individuals demonstrating a need for Leave No Trace education in their region as well as those who have specific Leave No Trace related outreach/educational goals upon course completion.

Monies awarded after course completion are retroactive.

Thank you to Outdoor Research


  • March 1, 2019
  • May 1, 2019
  • July 1, 2019

The Center will respond to all scholarship requests after their respective deadlines. 

Master Educator Scholarship Application

Scholarship Testimonial - Wayne Hannah, TN

Scholarship Testimonial - Sabrina Horton, AZ

More information can be found here.