Doug Abromeit Avalanche Scholarship

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Friends of the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center wish to celebrate the work and life of Doug Abromeit (1948-2013) by starting an avalanche education scholarship in Doug’s name to further avalanche education and awareness here in Sandpoint, Doug’s home town, and North Idaho.

What:  The Scholarship will provide one recipient the tuition for a Level 1 Avalanche Course in 2017.

Who:  Those interested in backcountry skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, mountaineering, or snowshoeing are the intended groups.  Applicants must be between the ages of 14 and 24.

How:  To apply, write an essay no longer than 400 words explaining why you should be selected to attend the Level 1 Avalanche Course and how you will use this education to promote avalanche awareness.

When:  Essays must be submitted by January 12th, 2017. Please include your name, age, mailing address and a phone number.  Hardcopy essays can be mailed to:

Sandpoint Ranger District

Attn: IPAC

1602 Ontario St.

Sandpoint, ID. 83864

Electronic versions, pdf or doc files please, can be emailed to kdavis@idahopanhandleavalanche.org.  The Scholarship winner will be announced on January 17th. Winners will attend the Level 1 Avalanche Course in 2017.  Dependents under the age of 18 will need written parental consent to attend.  

To Donate:  To donate to the Doug Abromeit Avalanche Scholarship make checks payable to the Friends of the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center (FIPAC), note that funds are for Abromeit Scholarship.  Mail checks to:

Friends of IPAC

PO Box 405

Ponderay, ID. 83852

CONGRATULATIONS TO HUNTER HYDE, THE RECIPIENT OF THE 2017 DOUG ABROMEIT AVALANCHE SCHOLARSHIP!  IPAC WILL SEND HUNTER TO THE IPAC/SELKIRK POWDER LEVEL 1 AVY CLASS NEXT MONTH AT SCHWEITZER!  NICE GOING HUNTER!