The Sunriver Anglers, with the support of Pam Beezley, will again be awarding one or more Beezley Family Scholarships, in honor of Dave Beezley. One $1,000, or two $500 scholarships will be awarded to support deserving students who are pursuing a college degree in a natural resources or related area. Degrees from technical or vocational schools will also be considered. Preference will be for students from South Deschutes County.
Applications will be available until Friday, May 27, 2022, on the Sunriver Anglers website, sunriveranglers.org.
All applications will be reviewed and approved by the Sunriver Anglers Board of Directors. Funds will disperse to the selected student or students after the Sunriver Anglers receive proof of college admission and enrollment.
The Beezley Family Scholarship is awarded in honor of Dave Beezley, an avid fly fisherman who particularly loved Steelhead fishing. Even in cold winter weather - fishing with ice on the line and wool socks in the boots! It all started on the McKenzie River with his dad and granddad when he was a little guy visiting family in Eugene every summer. Over the years, he discovered all the good spots on the Deschutes, Metolius and McKenzie and he made frequent fishing trips to Montana, Idaho, the Olympic Peninsula, and throughout Oregon. Dave enjoyed the beauty of the rivers, the peaceful silence of the running waters, the strategy of the sport, and the exhilaration of catching a Steelhead or trout.
Dave passed away on June 15, 2016. The Beezley family is funding this scholarship to honor Dave, and his passion for the outdoors, and to support a student or students who will be pursuing a career in a natural resources area so that future generations may enjoy the beauty of the outdoors and experience the thrill of the take of a steelhead, or Redband rainbow trout.