Financial Aid offers range from 10% to 50% of the trip fee (excluding transportation or gear costs). All financial aid offers are dependent on the availability of space and funds. Most first-year financial aid students join us on trips starting in Williamstown, Massachusetts — this stretches our financial aid dollars, and makes it easy to lend equipment. Our first round of financial aid offers is made in early December. Our second round of financial aid offers is made in early April.
When a financial aid award is offered and accepted, a non-refundable deposit is due. Though we strive to meet the needs and interests of all families seeking financial aid, we cannot guarantee an offer. Your flexibility in trip placement will increase your chances of financial assistance.
Families can submit a financial aid application here.
We are committed to building partnerships with foundations and schools and look to add new partners each year. Many of our scholarship students receive support from Overland and; in some cases, our generous partner organizations contribute to the cost of the trip, reducing the expense for families further. Overland also assists some scholarship students with gear and transportation, as well as assistance through the enrollment process. If you would like to talk with Overland about setting up a partnership, please email our admissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Overland Summers Foundation
The Overland Summers Foundation, a 501c3 organization, welcomes gifts from all members of the Overland community. 100% of every dollar received directly benefits scholarship recipients. Mail your check (made out to The Overland Summers Foundation) to our foundation administrator, Chris McAlister, at Overland, P.O. Box 31, Williamstown, MA 01267. Thank you!