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Applications are due February 28, 2023
The Mazamas have historically been leaders in exploring and climbing in the great and remote mountain ranges of the world. The purpose of the Wilson Grants is to provide annual financial support to Mazama members who are organizing and/or leading expedition climbing ventures in the high or remote mountain regions of the world. The Wilson Grants are intended to stimulate, inspire, and celebrate a renewed culture of exploratory climbing within the Mazamas and to reward our most dedicated and engaged members.
About Bob Wilson
The Bob Wilson Grants have been established by the Mazamas in recognition of Robert A. Wilson. Mr. Wilson joined the Mazamas in 1962, chaired the Mazama Expedition Committee, and through the Mazamas led a long career of climbing and expedition mountaineering including trips to Annapurna 1, Gasherbrum 1, Tirich Mir, Denali, and many other mountains. Mr. Wilson and the Mazamas wish to encourage and motivate dedicated Mazama members, volunteers and leaders to develop their expedition climbing skills and experiences. The Wilson Grants are made possible thanks to Mr. Wilson who wishes to make it possible for others to experience the joy of expedition climbing, and to promote the growth of expedition climbing at Mazamas.
Award Amount and Restrictions
A total of $25,000 is available. The amount of the award shall be based on funds available, and shall be applied to direct expedition expenses. This award is for one venture only. Mazama members serving on the Selection Panel shall not be eligible to apply for the grant. If, for any reason the expedition is canceled or significantly changed, including personnel changes, awarded funds must be returned to the Mazamas in full. Recipients are required to pay taxes on the award amount under form 1099.