Announcing the 2018-2019 Redside Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Applications will Re-Open July 2019


Redside currently offers two scholarships: the Telly Evans Memorial Scholarship at the University of Idaho; and the Idaho Guide Scholarship awarded to Idaho guides attending any accredited college, university, trade, or professional school in the U.S.  

Both scholarships are $1000 and are awarded to individuals based on their academic record and financial need.  The scholarships are typically awarded in two $500 disbursements – one each in Fall and Spring semesters or quarters.


2018 - 2019 Idaho Guide Scholarship Recipients

Makayla Fisher - Northwest Nazarene University

Idaho born and raised and the daughter of a river guide, Makayla found herself on the water at an early age. At age six she went down the Middle Fork of the Salmon on her first multi-day river trip and has been captivated by wild places ever since. At the University of Idaho she discovered a passion for people that was explored through her studies of Psychology and Spanish. She began looking for ways she could help people understand and achieve mental wellness. This past summer, 2018, was her first experience as a full time river guide working for The River Company out of Stanley, ID. Working in these two fields has inspired her to help make a positive impact on the communities around Idaho. She hopes to bring awareness to both mental health as well as the profound importance of wilderness areas that she believes are inextricably entwined in who we are. Currently she is enrolled in the graduate counseling program at NNU where she is exploring ways of combining her love for the outdoors and her passion for helping others.

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Noa Bruhis - Arizona State University

Noa boated her way through the river canyons of the West for over a decade, guiding in California and Oregon (and weekend boating in six other states), before working her first Idaho season with ARTA in 2018. An engineer, musician, and PhD student, Noa's love for water has spilled into all her endeavors. In an endless pursuit to broaden horizons, she shifted from a stable career as an engineer developing water quality sensors to seek a PhD in the social sciences, studying informal learning environments. Her recent projects include a documentary film on a threat to the Coconino Aquifer in Northern Arizona, a board game surrounding stakeholders to a shared water resource, and a qualitative study on the roles of river guides in the context of wilderness and experiential education. These projects explore various avenues to establishing a connection between individuals and their natural environment in the hopes of fostering stewardship.

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2018-2019 Telly Evans Memorial Scholarship

Jake Miczulski  - University of Idaho

Jake is back to school at his alma mater University of Idaho - this time for a Master's degree in Natural Resources. Based out of UI's McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS), Jake is happy to have traded the wheat fields of the Palouse for the mountains of McCall. A natural orator with a contagious passion for his beloved Middle Fork Salmon, Jake is now learning more about the natural environment with the hopes of passing that knowledge on to the next generation as an educator. On the side, Jake hopes to use this break from guiding to get his whitewater kayaking skills up to par with his skills on the sticks. "Elbows low, strong hip snap, keep that head down."

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Past Scholarship Recipients

Idaho Guide Scholarship

Kelley Pascoe, 2017-2018

Matthias Fostvedt, 2017 - 2018

Allie Vostrejs, 2016-2017

Kate Stoddard, 2016-2017

Kyle Smith, 2015-2016

Kami Spence, 2015-2016

Jeff Smith, 2014-2015

Nathan Moody, 2014-2015

Rachel Herskowitz, 2013-2014

Emma Williams, 2013-2014

Telly Evans Memorial Scholarship

Casandra Bening, 2017-2018

Lafe Korell, 2016-2017

Logan Warren, 2015-2016

Ashley Hughes, 2014-2015

Austin Wassmuth, 2014-2015

John Campbell, 2013-2014

Mark Macedo, 2013-2014


Interested in supporting the Idaho Guide Scholarship and Telly Evans Memorial Scholarship? Learn more here:

or e-mail us: info[at]redsidefoundation.org