WildProofGear Scholarship

A $500 “Forget Your Gadget, Let’s Go Outdoors” Scholarship

Girl looks at the woods

At WildProofGear, our mission is to provide engaging, quality reviews of the latest gadgets and products in a number of categories, from Multi-Tools to Sleeping Bags. Our goal is to craft informative and authentic guides that can help end users find the piece of gear that is right for their own adventure, whether it’s backpacking through the Rocky Mountains or navigating the unpredictable urban landscape.

After all, there’s a lot of gear out there, and it never hurts to have a little help when deciding what your next piece of gear or equipment is going to be.

Now, WildProofGear is looking for a way to give a little something back. We are pleased to formally announce our WildProofGear Scholarship Award.  For us, it’s a way to invest in the future of our community. For the right student, it’s a way to help pay for the ballooning costs of higher education.

We know how expensive continuing education can be. Between rent, tuition, and book costs, it is a wonder how anyone can afford to go to college anymore. Our $500 Digital Marketing Scholarship might only be a small chunk of the overall costs, but it could be enough to keep the right student in the classroom, where they should be.

If you have much experience in camping, backpacking, hiking, stargazing or mountaing biking, we’d love to hear from you. Even if you don’t consider yourself an expert in this area, this could be the perfect opportunity to shave a cool $500 off the top of your schooling costs.

Terms for Participation

The WildProofGear Scholarship Award is open to currently enrolled high school students or students who are enrolled in a college, trade school, or university.

Entering is simple. Each contestant will be asked to submit a 1000-1500 word essay and describe his or her experience, including a review on one or more products tested in the outdoors.

In the essay, we ask all applicants to share their experience in a creative and thoughtful way:

  • Where your experience took place
  • What gear you have used and how you like/dislike it
  • Why it is important to “Forget Your Gadget, Let’s Go Outdoors” as a conclusion

Applicants must also attach 2-3 original images of their outdoor adventure (By original image we mean an image that cannot be found on Google SERP. However, if it was previously posted on your personal social media profiles: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter etc, we will accept it)

The applicant with the winning essay will receive $500, which can be utilized for education resources like room & board, tuition, or those pesky textbooks that seem to be getting more and more expensive with every year.

Eligibility and Creativity

Those candidates are eligible who are High school seniors or students who are currently enrolled in a college, trade school, or university.

Your essay must be 100% unique and written specifically for this contest. Application essays will be graded and judged based on several factors including creativity, thoughtfulness, information value, & readability, among others.

What we are really looking for is passionate students to tell us what outdoor exploring is really all about, and why businesses and product owners alike should be paying a little bit more attention. Be creative, but also be concise. Remember that the best essays are the ones that get the point across in a clear and up-front way, without a bunch of extra “filler” ideas.

How to Apply

Applying for the scholarship award is simple.

When you will be done with the abovementioned steps, email us at scholarship[at]wildproofgear[dot]com . (This e-mail is intended only for Scholasrhip applications, if you need additional informaion, contact us at [email protected])

Attach your word document and images, and include the following information to complete your application. Your personal details will be safe and secure with us.

  • Personal Details (First & Last name, E-mail, and Address).
  • School Name.
  • Area of Study.
  • Student ID card or another document which can prove that you are a student.


The final date for submission is May 30, 2020, and we will choose the winner by June 15th. The $500 prize check will be mailed out by June 20th and sent directly to your college, where it can be applied to your schooling costs.

We encourage every qualified applicant to enter this year’s scholarship program. Although there will only be one winner, we are happy to announce that we will be awarding this scholarship every year, so even if your essay is not selected, you will may have another chance down the line to try again.

Privacy Policy

Your participation in the WildProofGear scholarship is voluntary and you may choose whether to participate. To be considered for a scholarship, you may be required to submit data electronically.

Your application grants WildProofGear, its agents and/or representatives’ permission to use and post the following information: the applicant’s name, attending college, college photo, email, award amount and essay on WildProofgear or in other marketing communications, including but not limited to website, newsletters, social media and press releases.

We may use your contact information to confirm receipt of your application, to gather more information if there are questions regarding your application, to send you notifications regarding your status, or for communication necessary pertaining to application.

All sensitive information relating to all applicant’s eligibility is destroyed as soon as a winner is confirmed and announced. Applicants email address or phone number will not be used for any marketing purposes.