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Why Support SFS?


"I plan to change the world; thanks for the jump start." These words, written by a student in response to a program evaluation question about the influence of The School for Field Studies (SFS) experience on future choices, capture the energy of the transformative impact of a semester with SFS.

SFS is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 educational institution. We try to keep tuition as low as possible to maximize access to the unique educational model we offer, and we depend on the generosity of people like you, who have seen or felt the impact of our work, to close the gap between costs and tuition.

Every alumna and alumnus of the SFS program received a jump start to some degree by the gifts of those who went before them, those who believed so strongly in our mission to educate and train new environmental leaders through field education that they gave generously so SFS could meet challenges and opportunities with agility and provided necessary scholarship aid.

Students who have completed the SFS program and graduated from college hold positions ranging from the Environmental Health and Safety Manager at Caterpillar, to Business Analyst for Sustainable Products for Alcoa, to Professor of Integrative Biology, to Sustainable Energy Advisor at the UN Environment Program. Add to that countless teachers, community activists, zookeepers, and researchers—and even a noted film director—who have benefited from SFS! SFS students will change the world—with your help.

Join the SFS family in helping to jump start this generation of environmental leaders!


All donations to The School for Field Studies are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.