the spirit of Inge Perkins lives on


The Inge Perkins Scholarship was established to celebrate the life and inspiration of Inge by providing financial assistance to a young female rock climber living in the greater Gallatin Valley.


the vision


The Inge Perkins Scholarship seeks to provide an aspiring, young female climber with opportunities to gain confidence through the physical, mental, and emotional growth that climbing nurtures. The goal is to develop not just stronger climbers, but community-minded volunteers and future mentors to inspire others.

Through gifts of financial support, the spirit of Inge will live on in another’s quest to explore her potential in both climbing and the greater possibilities of life. 


the scholarship


Awarded annually, the Inge Perkins' Scholarship will help fund a young athlete's pursuit of becoming a more well-rounded climber, as well as an actively engaged community contributor. Recipients will exhibit positive role model attributes, in addition to achieving solid academic performance. The scholarship covers a full season of Spire membership as well as Bozeman Climbing Team dues. Additionally, competition fees (including travel & accommodations) will be reimbursed. There will also be opportunities to climb outside with the Montana Mountaineering Association.


change the world of a young climber like Inge

Your financial gift will help Inge Perkins' legacy live on by sharing the lessons of climbing - and giving back - with teenage girls seeking a more adventurous, purposeful life.


pursue your climbing dreams

The Inge Perkins Scholarship was created to help young climbers pursue their potential. The trips, training and mentoring you've dreamed about... this could be YOU. We encourage you to apply.

Know a young female climber in the Bozeman area who deserves this opportunity? Nominations are welcome.


donate or apply today


scholarship support generously provided by inge’s family, friends, kindred spirit businesses, and gracious benefactors.


Thank you to the entire community for making this possible.