Liz Rocks Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship


Through the generous support of American Alpine Institute, Liz Rocks launches its second annual Liz Rocks Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship. This scholarship ($2195 value) seeks to support diversity in the mountains while helping one at-risk youth reach new peaks in their life. This scholarship allows one student to attend the July 7-17th Adventure with AAI on Mt. Baker.

The Adventure

AAI’s youth leadership program focuses on situational judgment and decision-making in a mountain setting while providing a base of general outdoor know-how and mountain sense. Participants learn rock-climbing skills, glacier travel techniques, crevasse rescue, navigation and other skills necessary for an attempt on 10,781-foot Mt. Baker as well as on other peaks.

Open to Students:

  • Boys & Girls
  • Ages 14-17                                                                                                                               
  • With interest in outdoor adventure and exhibit mental toughness
  • Who Come from a diverse background and/or have faced significant hardships

Alpinism 1- Intro To mountaineering

This scholarship is for more advanced students or recent graduates of our partnered youth organizations.  It focuses on providing these students the ability to contine their outdoor education and prepare them for future adventures on their own.

The Adventure

This course provides a general introduction to the sport of mountain climbing, including one day of rock climbing and five days on Mt. Baker for a thorough introduction to glacier travel, crevasse rescue, self-arrest, and movement on snow and ice. The course culminates with a climb of Mt. Baker.

Open to Students:

  • Ages +18 
  • From partnered organizations
  • Experience hiking, camping, or backpacking
  • Desire to continue outdoor adventures
  • Come from a diverse background and/or have faced significant hardships

Outdoor Rock Climbing Day Trip-June 16th 

Now accepting applications for 5 students!


Certified guides will take students on a real life outdoor rock climbing adventure at one of Washington state's beautiful climbing locations. Students will have the opportunity to get outside and reach new peaks while practicing team working skills.



We are Currently accepting applications for 2018

To be considered as a scholarship recipient, please submit the application below. You can also nominate a deserving youth with demonstrated rock climbing/ mountaineering aspirations.


Apply or Nominate a Student Below!

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Letters of recommendation on not required but encouraged. Please have letters submitted  via the form below.

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This year I got a scholarship for the AMGA Rock Guide Course which is taking place in this fall, 2014. Guiding Denali isn't exactly preparation for a rock course but I'm starting out my season guiding the West Buttress of Denali.

- Liz Daley