How It Works

Choose a structured program or design your own!

Adventure Details

Read on below to discover how the Gene Doyle Adventure Scholarship works.

The Gene Doyle Memorial Foundation has identified three structured adventure programs that will be available to Collier County students.

  • Outward Bound Wilderness School
  • National Outdoor Leadership School
  • Alaska Mountaineering School

Students may apply through one of these programs, or may submit an adventure proposal of their own design.

Structured adventures range in location, duration, cost and activity type. Applicants should review program listings and schedules and then select a specific program. 

After reviewing applications and interviewing finalists, the Scholarship Committee will award up to $4,500 for registration and tuition, and up to $1,000 for airfare and equipment (maximum of $5,500) to scholarship winner. This money will be applied directly to the adventure trips, including travel and supplies.

Self-Designed Program:

Students who have long held a dream to adventure elsewhere in the country or world can submit an adventure plan of their own creation. A self-designed program is a good way for applicants to demonstrate their adventurous spirit. The scholarship committee encourages creativity and daring with a reminder to work out the logistics.

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Tournament Co-Chairs

Claudine Auclair (239)595-2394

Normand Giguere (239)249-0453


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The 22nd Annual Gene Doyle Backcountry Release Fishing Tournament will be held May 3, 4 & 5, 2019.

Friday, May 3, 2019
7 pm – Anglers’ and Captains’ Meetings and Kickoff Party @ Sunshine Ace Hardware – downtown Store

Saturday, May 4, 2019
7 am – 2:30 pm – Fishing Day 1 from respective launch sites
 There will be no Score Posting Party Saturday evening – scores will be updated online

Sunday, May 5, 2019
7 am – 2:30 pm – Fishing Day 2 from respective launch sites
 6pm – Awards Banquet @ Naples Sailing & Yacht Club, 896 River Point Dr., Naples


Application Deadline: Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Finalist Interviews: Thursday, March 7, 2019

Winners Announced: Friday, March 8, 2019

Tournament Co-Chairs

Claudine Auclair (239)595-2394

Normand Giguere (239)249-0453

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