Doug Abromeit Avalanche Scholarship

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Every year the Friends of the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center celebrates the work and life of Doug Abromeit (1948-2013) by starting the winter season with the Doug Abromeit Avalanche Scholarship.  The scholarship is intended 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.

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, 2018. 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 4th ANNUAL, 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!