Tom Besh was first and foremost an educator with an abiding love for the mountains, running, skiing, and adventure. Tom's associations and contributions to the sport of skiing are many and varied commencing with his ski racing career, evolving into a prominent ski coach, and continuing as a driving force behind the Nordic Ski Association of Anchorage. Tom coached at the high school, collegiate, and national level and was a professor of education at UAA. He is also one of a select few to win Mountain Marathon in under 45 minutes.
In his honor, we award this scholarship to individuals who similarly share Tom's love and dedication of skiing and/or outdoor adventure while continuing to exemplify academics, sportsmanship and volunteerism with goals to continue this lifestyle in the future.
-Must have a four-year cumulative GPA of 2.75 or greater
-Must be an Alaskan senior or high school graduate
-Must be attending a credentialed university/college for the upcoming year
-High school and/or collegiate transcripts
-SAT or ACT scores
-Two letters of recommendation
-1-2 page essay describing academic, athletic, and community involvement and your goals for maintaining these achievements for future years to come
For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.