Outdoors Enthusiast Scholarship Winners

2021 Winner: Dillon H

Dillon loves elk hunting with his dad, eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on the side of a mountain, and hoping to catch a glimps of bear cubs.  He also enjoys fishing, snowmobiling, hiking, lake swimming, and exploring in general. Muddy shoes and bloody pants are a part of his every day.

Although his heart is in the hills, Dillon also worked hard to maintain an impressive 3.87 gpa in high school.

We wish him the best of luck at the College of Western Idaho in Nampa and hope the $500 helps a little bit in what has been an incredibly challenging year for his family and for us all!

The 2022 scholarship applications are open, so interested parties should go ahead and apply (or re-apply)!

2020 Winner: Luke C

Congratulations to Luke C. for being our 2020 scholarship winner!

When Luke was a young kid, his mom called him “her monkey” because he was always climbing something – trees, fences, fridges, you name it. After a few ER visits and a little growing up, Luke is now an avid rock climber and a true outdoors enthusiast! He enjoys backpacking, mountain biking, and being a ski patroller (and somehow also maintained a 4.0 GPA!). The outdoors is his second home.

We wish Luke the best at the University of Utah and hope the scholarship helps a little!

The 2021 scholarship applications are open, so interested parties should go ahead and apply (or re-apply)!

2019 Winner: Katelyn H.

Congratulations to Katelyn H. for being our 2019 scholarship winner!

Katelyn is a Criminology major minoring in Outdoor Recreation Leadership. She hopes to one day be able to work with the National Forest Service. She enjoys hiking around Moscow Mountain with her Great Dane named Echo, white water trips, backpacking in the Wallowa’s, and cross-country skiing with her recreation class. Katelyn believes that “environmental therapy is the cure for any workday blues” and enjoys “withdrawing from mass communication and being able to appreciate that clean, crisp mountain air.”

Katelyn works 30hrs a week to pay her way through school and takes a heavy course-load to maximize her tuition, all while maintaining a 3.94 GPA!

We hope the $500 allows her to take an extra weekend or two off from work so she can get outside!

The 2020 scholarship applications are open, so interested parties should go ahead and apply (or re-apply)!