Scholarship Information

The Wrangell Mountains Center invites you to apply to receive a full Scholarship Award for the Alaska Wrangell Mountains Field Studies Program.

The Ed and Marion Doherty Scholarship Fund for the Alaska Wrangell Mountains Field Studies program is designed to assist a meritorious student with financial needs. This full scholarship is a “needs based” award and only one full scholarship is available.

A portion of our scholarship funds have been provided by a special bequest in honor of Ed LaChapelle, a long-time supporter and neighbor of the WMC and a world class snow scientist and avalanche expert, who passed away February 1, 2007.


How to Apply for a Scholarship

1. First you must APPLY to enroll in the WMC/ESU Alaska Wrangell Mountains Field Studies for admission into the Field Studies program.  Make sure you check the box on your application that says you are interested in receiving Scholarship information.

2. After acceptance into the field studies program, scholarship applicants must complete the entire Scholarship Application below, including the certification and a written response to the ending questions.  Students must also submit two letters of recommendation.

3. Submit Scholarship Application to Wrangell Mountains Center, Attn. Scholarship Committee, 2104 Lincoln Avenue, Anchorage, AK   99517 or email to Scholarship Committee at  Mailed Scholarship Applications must be received no later than midnight Alaska Time April 6, 2019.

4. Preference points will be given to residents in or adjacent to the Copper Basin or to Alaska State Residents.

*Alaska Wrangell Mountains Field Studies Scholarship may include both academic fees and WMC expenses in full.  

See Scholarship application here!

Banner photo: Studying on the river bank. Photo credit: Jesse Wright