The Bentley Bedker Climbing Scholarship may be used by youth residents of Summit and surrounding counties to pay for 50%-100% of enrollment costs for any youth climbing program. Applicants may also apply for the scholarship to cover the costs of a climbing harness, climbing shoes, chalk bag and belay device/carabiner if they are enrolled in a current or upcoming youth climbing program.
About Bentley BedkerBentley Bedker of Breckenridge was an avid outdoorsman and athlete, excelling in kayaking, Nordic and alpine skiing, and cycling. His greatest love and passion, however, was rock climbing. Bentley traveled around the world to climb, and touched the hearts of many along the way. Tragically, Bentley died unexpectedly in July of 2009. The Bedker family is graciously offering this scholarship to Summit County youth climbers in loving memory of Bentley.
To find out more about the Bentley Bedker Climbing Scholarship and to apply, please download the documents below or call the Outdoor Programs Coordinator at (970) 547-4324.If the child applying is old enough and capable please have them fill out the application themselves. Parents can help as needed.