Nonprofit offers education scholarships to ski patrollers |

Nonprofit offers education scholarships to ski patrollers

The Cody St. John Foundation is again offering a scholarship application to professional ski patrollers. There will be as many as five scholarships of as much as $1,000 given out this year. The winners of these scholarships will be announced April 5 in Steamboat Springs following Cody’s Challenge, the sixth annual Randonee event held in honor of Cody St. John.

The foundation was established to honor the life and memories of St. John, a professional ski patroller at Steamboat Ski Resort. In 2006, St. John was honored as ski patroller of the year by Colorado Ski Country USA. To this day, St. John is the youngest person and only full-time snowboarder to have received the honor.

On April 8, 2007, St. John died of injuries suffered in a car accident. At the time of the accident, St. John was on his way to attend an orientation for nursing school at the University of Wyoming. His family and friends were inspired to create the Cody St. John Foundation, a nonprofit with a 501(c)(3) recognition. The mission of the foundation is to assist professional ski patrollers in furthering their medical education by granting meaningful scholarships to qualified applicants. That medical education can be, but is not limited to, certified nursing assistant training, emergency medical technician training, first-aid certification, licensed practical nurse training or registered nurse studies.

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