Announcing the 2018-2019 Redside Foundation SCholarships

Applications due September 30, 2018.

For Idaho guides attending any accredited university, college or trade school:

For Idaho guides attending the University of Idaho:

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.

2017 - 2018 Idaho Guide Scholarship Recipients

Kelley Pascoe - University of Washington


Stimulated by a childhood of outdoor experiences backpacking, skiing and rafting, Kelley began guiding for ARTA in 2007. She ran the Middle Fork of the Salmon for the first time in 2009 and the Main Salmon in 2011. In between summers on the water, Kelley is currently completing concurrent master’s degrees at the University of Washington in Social Work and Public Health. Standing at the intersection of both fields and complemented by a background in guiding, Kelley endeavors to study how outdoor spaces and particularly wilderness areas are integral to mental and physical health. Simultaneously she would like to explore the accessibility of those wilderness spaces to all ages and populations, examining the barriers (socioeconomic, geographical and stigma) that prevent a more diverse demographic from accessing public lands. 

Matthias Fostvedt - University of Oregon

After spending several years kayaking rivers up and down Idaho, Matthias finally turned his passion into a livelihood. Starting in 2015, Matthias spent two full seasons guiding with Far & Away Adventures on the Middle Fork Salmon and the Jarbidge/Bruneau. The lessons and experiences from these two seasons pushed him to become an advocate for our water resources. So far, he has completed his first year of law school at University of Oregon, served as a Federal judicial extern for the Honorable B. Lynn Winmill in Boise, and is now embarking on his Master’s thesis examining the formal and informal institutions driving decisions about dam removal. 


2017-2018 Telly Evans Memorial Scholarship

Casandra Bening  - University of Idaho


Casandra grew up on the Coeur d’Alene River in Cataldo, Idaho. As a second-generation river guide, she started rafting at the age of two and by the time she was five she had several hundred miles of whitewater under her belt.  These rivers included the Lower Salmon, Middle Fork of the Salmon, Grand Ronde, and Clark Fork Rivers. Casandra started working in the ROW Adventures office at the age of 15. She became a river jester and swamper at the age of 16. At the age of 19 she is now a full-time river guide and full-time student in her sophomore year at the University of Idaho.  Rivers and mountains are her passion which is why she chose to pursue a degree in Environmental Science. Casandra hopes to use her degree to help preserve the land and water ways she enjoys for future generations to use and appreciate.

Past Scholarship Recipients

Idaho Guide Scholarship

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

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:

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