Honoring Alex Wetherbee’s Memory: The 2019 Wetherbee Scholarship for Affected Youth

Photo Credit: Kenja Griffin

The Wetherbee Scholarship is a yearly gift given by the Wetherbee family to Outward Bound.  It is in honor of 1st Marine Alexander Wetherbee who was killed in Iraq in 2004. He was an outdoorsman, so the family thought this scholarship was a beautiful way to honor his memory.  We agree.


  • Open to any youth age 12-21 who is the child or sibling of a fallen Iraq or Afghanistan service member who has died in the line of duty or due to suicide.
  • Outward Bound will scholarship up to $6,800 for 1 or 2 students. This includes all of the food and technical gear for course.
  • Course(s) can take place out of any Outward Bound School.
  • Course must begin in 2019.
  • Scholarship recipients are expected to submit a thank-you letter immediately following the course describing their experience.

More Information

If you or someone you know would be a good fit for this scholarship,
please have them or their family member complete this interest form.