Beckwith Scholarship


In memory of our good friend and mentor, Jerry Beckwith, who passed away in 2006 from amyotropic lateral sclerosis (ALS), this scholarship is designed to serve the individual in financial need.


From the section "Who's Jerry" at, an annual paddling race set up to promote and donate to research for a cure for ALS:


Jerry Beckwith has been described as a “giant among men” and “a member of the clean plate club of life.” Whether in his career or in his athletic pursuits, he pushed his limits and left no stone unturned. He wanted to be the best kayaker he could be and led many people on their first kayak trips. Jerry considered his many friends one of his greatest gifts. Jerry believed in people, encouraging them to follow their hopes and dreams. He wanted them to succeed.



To be eligible for a Beckwith Scholarship, applicants must:


  • Provide proof of US Citizenship

  • Demonstrate financial need or 

    • Be a Landmark Learning alum or

    • Be actively employed in the outdoor industry or

    • Be actively seeking employment in the outdoor industry

  • Be enrolled on a Landmark Learning course, including having paid all application and lab fees, and tuition

  • Complete the Beckwith Scholarship application