Explore Scholarship Contest


About the Scholarship

The Outdoor Leadership program at Prairie prepares students for careers and leadership in workplaces in the outdoors and beyond. This contest aims to give voice to our current students to share how they’ve grown during their time in Explore, and to give voice to the hopes of new students who will enrol in the Fall.

Two returning students and one new student will be awarded scholarships towards their tuition for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Returning Students: First Place – $2500, Second Place $2000
New Students: First Place – $2000

The 2019-2020 Scholarships have been made possible by generous donors who are alumni and friends of the Explore program.

How to Apply

Students who intend to attend Prairie College for the 2019-2020 academic year can apply for the scholarship by submitting 250 words or less answering the following question:

Returning Students:
How is Explore preparing you for your future? Include: a future goal (This can include the type of job you want or the type of person you want to be), and the way that Explore is preparing you to meet the goal (through something you have learned or experienced in the program)

New Students: (In order to qualify new students must be accepted by May 22, 2019)
How will Explore prepare you for the future? Include: a future goal (This can include the type of job you want or the type of person you want to be) and the way that Explore will help you meet your goal (through the experience we provide or the courses we offer)


May 22 @ 11:59PM MST | Student submissions due
May 29 @ NOON MST | Online voting begins
June 1 @ 11:59 MST | Online voting ends
June 2-6 | Alumni panel votes on top pieces
June 7 | Winners announced

  • Written work must be submitted to Pamela.Fraser@prairie.edu by 11:59PM on May 22, 2019.
  • All written work will be posted on the Prairie website and available for voting by Noon on May 29, 2019. Students will be contacted individually with information regarding how to share their submission.
  • After the online voting ends the submissions with the highest votes will be given to our alumni panel to be reviewed and voted on based on the following criteria: 1) Clarity of ideas and goals, 2) Specificity of learning and goals and 3) Flow of writing.
  • Winners will be contacted individually on June 7 and announced on our Facebook page and website.

Please contact Pamela Fraser with any questions you have about the Explore Scholarship Contest.



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