Jake Merrill Fund for Outdoor Leadership, Safety and Training Scholarship 2020-21

Jake Merrill Fund for Outdoor Leadership, Safety, and Training Scholarship 2020. Awards will be made annually to students who demonstrate financial need, potential in outdoor leadership, and a commitment to the development of community through outdoor engagement.


The purpose of these training awards is to provide support for students at Western Washington University who are interested in further developing their outdoor leadership skills, especially in wilderness medical training, avalanche training and awareness, and high angle rescue. The award recipients will receive one of three opportunities:

1) One course in Wilderness as a First Responder at WWU

2) One course in avalanche training OR one course in high angle rescue

The scholarships are made possible by Mt. Baker Mountain Guides (John Minier, owner), North Cascades Mountain Guides (Larry Goldie, owner), and the Jake Merrill Program Endowment.

For more detailed information, please see the attached: Jake Merrill Outdoor Leadership Training Awards Fall 2020

Application Process: The following application materials must be submitted to Denise Logue via email (Denise.Logue@wwu.edu) by November 13, 2020:

1. A short essay that addresses the criteria in the attached pdf  Jake Merrill Outdoor Leadership Training Awards Fall 2020.pdf

2. An unofficial transcript/academic history

If you have any questions, please contact Denise Logue at 360-650-3505 or Denise.Logue@wwu.edu