Category: Adventure Scholars Blog

Adventure Scholar Update – Emily Boyden

The Flyin Ryan Adventure Scholarship Program honors the memory of “Flyin” Ryan Hawks by making monetary awards to enable the adventures of individuals around the world. In addition to demonstrating financial need, applicants are asked to connect their mind, heart and spirit to determine their own Core Values and to demonstrate their passion for their Read More…

Adventure Scholar Update – Farid Noori

The Flyin Ryan Adventure Scholarship Program honors the memory of “Flyin” Ryan Hawks by making monetary awards to enable the adventures of individuals around the world. In addition to demonstrating financial need, applicants are asked to connect their mind, heart and spirit to determine their own Core Values and to demonstrate their passion for their Read More…

Farid Noori

Adventure Scholar Update: SJ Grundon

The Flyin Ryan Adventure Scholarship Program honors the memory of “Flyin” Ryan Hawks by making monetary awards to enable the adventures of individuals around the world. In addition to demonstrating financial need, applicants are asked to connect their mind, heart and spirit to determine their own Core Values and to demonstrate their passion for their Read More…

SJ Grundon

Meet Our 3 New Adventure Scholarship Recipients

Flyin Ryan is proud to announce the addition of three new Adventure Scholarship recipients to their Adventure Scholar family!   Eli Derrick is a skicross racer who moves all the way from Virginia to Maine every winter to pursue his love of competing on the FIS / NorAm circuit.  A dedicated competitor, Eli takes classes Read More…

Photo of Eli Derrick, Stuart Whittier and Molly Kucher

Flyin Ryan Announces 3 New Adventure Scholarship Recipients

Flyin Ryan is proud to announce the addition of three new Adventure Scholarship recipients to their Adventure Scholar family!   Maya Dizack is a University of Vermont student and aspiring scientist pursuing a degree in Environmental Science with a concentration in human health and environment. She will be using her award to complete her capstone Read More…

Photo of Saeed Zaroori Flyin Ryan

A New Ryan Story

Recent Adventure Scholar awardee Ashley Maxfield applied and received an Adventure Scholarship to further her coaching and skiing skills in the freeride community where she serves as  Level 2 certified freeride judge. In her words: “Nine summers ago, I made the plunge into the world of big mountain skiing. I still remember getting out of Read More…

Adventure Scholar update – Madelline Cecilia Dunn

A Spring update from 2017 Adventure Scholarship recipient Madeline Cecilia Dunn “I ski because it’s my deepest passion, not because I am searching for anything in particular. Through backcountry skiing and ski-mountaineering, I have discovered my career path as an avalanche instructor, ski-guide, and professional ski patroller. From waiting tables to hunting avalanches, my world Read More…

Madeline Dunn climbing

Aaron Rice World Record documentary

Short film tells the Aaron Rice story On January 1, 2016, Adventure Scholar Aaron Rice set out to achieve what no one had ever achieved; skiing 2.5 million vertical feet in a calendar year without the use of any mechanized uphill transportation. In other words, completely human powered. Aaron’s physical and emotional journey was recorded Read More…

Aaron descending Lanín volcano

Adventure Scholar Update: Living a Balanced Life in Utah

We recently got this note from Caroline Dillon, who moved west from Vermont to follow her passion.  Here’s what she shared about the impact of her Adventure Scholarship on her career choices and life in Utah: In 2012, I had the privilege of receiving the Flyin Ryan Adventure Scholarship to attend a Wilderness First Responder Read More…

Adversity on the Pacific Crest Trail

Update on Adventure Scholar Kelly Kate Warren Kelly Kate, one of our newest Flyin Ryan Adventure Scholars, wrote us this summer to update us on her adventure, which involved hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). Here’s her story:  I’ve been putting off writing this update, because it was one I desperately hoped I would never have Read More…

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