Financial aid is awarded in April and thereafter on a space-available and funds-available basis. Awards typically range from 10% to 50% of the trip fee. 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 and bikes. Though we strive to meet the needs of all interested families seeking financial aid, we cannot guarantee an offer. When a financial aid award is offered and accepted, a non-refundable deposit is due.
Families can submit a financial aid application here.
We are committed to building partnerships with foundations and schools. We work with Beacon Academy, Cristo Rey School, The Ellie Burns Foundation, Mile High 360, The Squash and Education Alliance, the National Cathedral School, Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy, Success Academy, Mount Anthony Union Middle School, and Herberg Middle School, and we look to add new partners each year. Many of our scholarship students receive 50%-75% financial support from Overland. In some cases, our generous partner organizations contribute to the cost of the trip, reducing the expense for families further. Overland is also able to assist 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!