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Rob Hammel Scholarship Fund


Our Mission: Friends of the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center (F-CNFAIC) is dedicated to enhancing avalanche awareness in Southcentral Alaska through information, outreach and partnerships.

F-CNFAIC • PO Box 242482 • Anchorage, AK 99524-2482
A 501(c)(3) Non profit organization since 2003 • Federal Tax ID: 68-0578518

hammelRob was an outstanding member of the local community, a veteran ski patroller, and professional colleague. He was a dedicated friend of the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center and worked to educate the next generation in avalanche safety. Rob had a sincere passion for the outdoors and skiing. Rob was a strong supporter of the avalanche center, and his contributions will be missed.

The avalanche center would like to express our condolences to the Hammel family. We also thank the Hammels for the generous donations sent to the avalanche center in Rob’s name. These donations will be dedicated to a memorial scholarship fund to give educational opportunities to those who cannot afford it.

If you would like to donate to the Rob Hammel Fund please make your donation through the membership donation section of this website, then send us a follow up email and we will apply your donation amount to the scholarship fund.

Avalanche Scholarship Fund ($355.00)
Jaime Andersen & Eeva LatosuoMick Bradway Ralph and Carolyn Brodin Sarah Carter
Andy & Bea Dietrick Ryan Hammel Rorie Hammel Rorie Hammel
Raina Hammel & Richard SegalMark Jonas Mark & Julie JonasJim & Sue Kennedy
Dan Kiland Valerie Waldrop & Marc KornmesserEeva Latosuo & Jaime AndersenKatie Ronsse Libby
David Marshall Debra Mcghan Konrad Mittelstadt Matt Murphy
Bill Romberg Matt Schwartz Chris And Stacie Tierney

If you would like to apply for a scholarship read and follow the steps below.

Rob Hammel Scholarship Fund Application process:

  1. Scholarships are awarded to individuals for avalanche education on a yearly basis. Scholarships must be used for the course or educational offering for which they are awarded.
  2. Potential recipients must write a request to the F-CNFAIC board/ scholarship committee. The request will contain the course name, dates, a brief candidate resume/bio and, most importantly, the merits of the course to the recipient. Essentially, scholarship candidates must explain to the board, in writing, why they should receive a scholarship.
  3. In addition to need, applicants who will use the training to promote further education and safety (e.g. snow professionals or educators) will be given favor.
  4. The deadline for applications is Dec 1st. Requests will be reviewed and awarded at the monthly F-CNFAIC board/scholarship committee meeting following the deadline.
  5. Recipients must use scholarship money within one year of receiving award.
  6. Eligible courses or educational experiences must conform to national standards. Scholarships for professional workshops or conferences will be considered on a case by case basis by the board.
  7. A given dollar amount will be made available on a yearly basis ($500 for 2014). Full scholarships will be awarded until the set amount is used. Any left over money will go to a partial scholarship
  8. Make applications in writing to:
    F-CNFAIC Scholarship
    PO Box 242482
    Anchorage, AK 99524-2482
    or email:


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