Scholarship Opportunities

Wilderness Alternatives Incorporated (WAI) is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization that provides treatment scholarships to children, adolescents and young adults in crisis and in need of special services.  WAI provides its programs through Blackwater Outdoor Experiences, which is an extension of Dr. George Bright’s Adolescent and Family Health Center.

WAI’s scholarship program enables participants lacking the necessary resources to experience outdoor therapeutic programs in a supportive, professional and prescriptive context.  Scholarships are allocated on the basis of financial need, without regard for nationality, religion, ethnicity, sex, or creed.  Applications for WAI’s scholarship program are available upon request.

Close relatives, family friends, etc. have the opportunity to donate in the name of the individual going on the expedition for a direct credit towards their tuition. Donations are tax deductible.

To apply for a scholarship, or to learn more about donating to WAI, please contact Amy at 804-794-8900.