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The Storm King 14 Memorial Scholarship was established as a living memorial to the 14 firefighters who fell during the South Canyon Fire on Storm King Mountain near Glenwood Springs. The fund was created by the Storm King 14 Monument Committee and the City Council of Glenwood Springs. This endowed scholarship is administered by the Colorado Mountain College Foundation.


The South Canyon Fire Memorial Scholarship (a.k.a. Storm King 14 Memorial Endowed Scholarship) has been awarded to 31 students since 1998, and the CMC Foundation will continue the awards as an honor to the firefighters we lost.


Students who have received the scholarship hail from Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico and Oregon. Most of them have been immediate family members of one of the fallen firefighters, or the children of members of the firefighting units who responded to the South Canyon fire on July 6, 1994.


Any new donations can be made at with the Designation of "Storm King" or "South Canyon".


The scholarship is a one-time award to a college student in the following priority order:
1) an immediate family member of one of the fallen firefighters;

2) a child of a member of the firefighting units located in: Missoula, MT; Savannah River Forest Station, SC; Grand Junction, CO; Prineville, OR; McCall, ID; or the greater Glenwood Springs, CO area (including Garfield, Pitkin & Eagle counties); or

3) a student pursuing a fire management or natural resource degree or certificate program.

Applicants must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA, attend or plan to attend college full time, and demonstrate financial need.


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