Category: Adventure Scholars Blog

Adventure Scholarship Update – Alex Bogner

Since receiving my Flyin’ Ryan Adventure Scholarship for a high-altitude mountaineering course in the Cordillera Blance of Peru in 2016, a lot has happened in the years that followed. In the spring of 2017, I started working as a sea kayak guide and glacier hiking guide for Adventure Sixty North in Seward, Alaska for my Read More…

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Adventure Scholarship Update – Leslie Hendricks

Leslie received her scholarship awhile back to aid her in her bike ride across the country after she graduated in May of 2014. She graduated from UVM and is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This was the ultimate form of practicing sustainable transportation. These are the words she had to say about the trip. In the summer Read More…

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Adventure Scholarship Update – Kailyn Davis

Kailyn received her scholarship back in 2015 to help her prepare and qualify for races that would entail. She is a dog sled racer who commits many hours to training and spending time outside in the cold. I asked her a few questions and here is what she had to say.  How is the preparation Read More…

Kailyn Davis

Adventure Scholarship Update – Kelly Kate Warren

Kelly Kate Warren received her scholarship back in 2017 to assist her along a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. Three years later this is what she had to say. “My PCT hike was wonderful, and challenging, and still teaching me a lot about myself and the world 3 years later. I never finished the Read More…

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Adventure Scholarship Update – Karina Jorgensen-Fullam

Karina received her scholarship in 2019, she then used her funds to pay for competitions and take more time to train before them. She is coming off a season ending injury where she tore a ligament in her ankle and came back strong! Here is what she has been up to this season. “I started Read More…

Karina Jorgensen-Fullam

Adventure Scholarship Update – Alisha Isensee

Alisha recently recieved her scholarship in 2019. She had just graduated high school and took the summer to adventure on a thru-hike with her best friend on the Pacifc Crest Trail. She gave us an update and wrote her own blog of the adventures she had on the way. Here is what she had to Read More…

Adventure Scholarship Update – Alex Gemme

Alex was awarded his scholarship back in 2014. Since we last connected with him, he has been traveling and exploring many parts of the world. He has learned to find a balance between work and passion after working many jobs and still maintaining his love for the sports he does. “I’m based in Vermont these Read More…

Alex Gemme

Adventure Scholarship Update – Emily Ryan

Emily Ryan applied for his scholarship jointly with Sam Talcott back in 2014. They were avid hikers and were seeking assistance to backpack the Appalachian Trail. In their application essay they stated, “We are reaching out to the Flyin’ Ryan scholarship program because we plan to live every day, all day ­ in the way Read More…

Emily Ryan

Adventure Scholarship Update – Sam Talcott

Sam Talcott applied for his scholarship jointly with Emily Ryan back in 2014. They were avid hikers and were seeking assistance to backpack the Appalachian Trail. In their application essay they stated, “We are reaching out to the Flyin’ Ryan scholarship program because we plan to live every day, all day ­ in the way Read More…

Sam Talcott

Adventure Scholarship Update – Sarah Bartlett

Sarah received her scholarship in 2019. She’s grown up in the Grand Isle of Vermont with her three younger sisters, three dogs, and three cats! She is an active outdoors-woman with a passion for the activities in the water. She is involved in saving our environment every way she can. She used her scholarships to Read More…

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