Announcing the $5,000 AWE x NITE IZE Summit Scholarship

Expedition climbing isn’t cheap: between mountaineering gear, airfare and on the ground logistics, big mountain expeditions tend to run in the thousands of dollars. That’s why we are  proud to announce the 2019 AWE x Nite Ize Summit Scholarship for one woman to participate in our fall 2019 expedition to Island Peak and Everest Basecamp at minimal cost, powered by Nite Ize and supported by Lowa Boots

We at AWExpeditions believe in creating empowering experiences for women, and in contributing what we can towards closing the gender gap one step at a time. We realize, though, that all too often these empowering experiences carry a steep price tag and are a domain of privilege. So we’ve teamed up with the good folks at Nite Ize, who are all about adventure and solutions, to do do something about it.  

The Summit Scholarship will cover one selected woman’s complete expedition fee ($3,190) and a $500 stipend for use towards international flights to/from Kathmandu. The scholarship also includes expedition-relevant gear from Nite Ize, and top quality mountaineering footwear from Lowa Boots valued at more than $1300.  The expedition will take place from October 5 to October 26 2019.

Qualified applicants must be female, available to travel to Nepal in October 2019, and enthusiastic about challenging themselves physically and mentally in a harsh outdoor environment.  Excellent cardio shape is a must, prior mountaineering experience is not mandatory. 

Applications can be submitted at www.awexpeditions.org/summit-scholarship between April 4 and May 1 2019.  The scholarship recipient will be announced by May 15 2019. 

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