The Dasan Marshall Outdoor Studies Adventure Fund was established by Glen Marshall and Janet Brothers in February 2015 to honor the legacy of their son, APU Outdoor Studies senior Dasan Shantidas Marshall (6/30/90-1/18/15). The fund will be used in two ways: (1) to fund and award the Dasan Marshall Outdoor Studies Adventure Fund and (2) to support the APU Alpine Club.
The Dasan Marshall Outdoor Studies Adventure Fund will be awarded at least once a year to a deserving APU Outdoor Studies student enrolled in a degree program. The fund is to be used for expenses associated with a wilderness expedition. The expedition does not have to be associated with an APU credit-bearing course, but must receive a collaborative endorsement by Outdoor Studies Department faculty members.
A portion of the fund will be distributed to support the needs of the APU Alpine Club, which was founded by Dasan Marshall and a fellow student in the 2014-2015 academic year as their Senior Projects. The purpose of the Club is to inspire, challenge and teach aspiring adventurers and to take them into the wilds of Alaska to climb mountains, rock and ice.
Fully admitted student in the APU Outdoor Studies degree program, planning an adventure or expedition, submits a complete application with requested supporting documents, agrees to document and share the adventure with the donors and the Outdoor Studies Department, is in good academic standing (minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0) and enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits per semester
Note: Funding provided via a direct payment for a student to participate in an expedition under this award criteria is taxable and, depending on the amount awarded in a calendar year, may be reportable to the IRS on Form 1099-MISC.