Class of '68 Wilderness Fund for Midland Students

Annual Wilderness Fund Award

To support summer programming

Wilderness Fund winners Ayanna ’24 and Brodie ’25 pictured with Class of 1968 members Ruric Nye, Jim Quick, B.G. Kresse, Dan Shapiro, and Doyle Hollister.

Through the generosity of the class of 1968, Midland is offering funding to cover part or whole of the tuition of a wilderness-based program and/or wilderness skills training over the summer. The goal is to provide advanced opportunities for select Midland students to foster a deeper connection to the environment, build their leadership skills, and to encourage the development of skills necessary for a lifelong engagement with the natural world.

Selection Criteria
Preference will be given to students with a demonstrated interest in the Outdoors Program, including having completed at least a semester of Outdoor Leadership and shown a commitment to become a Midland Steward. Students with more time to give back to the Midland community will also receive preference, though all returning students are eligible to apply.

Award Amount

Program Contact
Dan Susman, Dean of Experiential Learning

1 student annually

Dates to Know for Summer 2024 Applications
November 20, 2023 – Application opens
November 27, 2023 – Wilderness Fund Chapel by prior year awardees
November 30, 2023 – Mandatory meeting for interested students
January 17, 2024 – Final applications due
Late January 2024 – Winner announced

2021 Winner
Ayanna ’24 – Wilderness First Responder Training

2022 Winner
Weston ’24 – Sea Kayaking in Coastal Maine

2023 Winner
Brodie ’25 – Backpacking in the High Sierras

Interested in applying? Check your Midland email for details in mid-November.

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