Doug Abromeit seemed like the kind of guy we all want to be when we live in the mountains. Generous to the community and active till the end. To honor his legacy the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center has started an avalanche education scholarship in his name:
“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.”
HERE ARE THE DETAILS:
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 3rd, 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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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