Paul Cuthbertson Foundation Scholarship

Paul Cuthbertson Foundation Scholarship

The Paul Cuthbertson Foundation is pleased to announce applications for the Second Annual Live for Those Who Cannot scholarship are now being accepted.

The Live for Those Who Cannot scholarship, is awarded periodically to mountain youth with a passion for life and dedication to achieving excellence in their pursuits.

The purpose of The Paul Cuthbertson Foundation is to invest in the next generation of young women and men by providing merit-based scholarships or grants that help them pursue their goals in life with a focus on competitive skiing, outdoor recreation, education, music, and the arts.

Those in pursuit of these life goals, ages 25 and younger, are encouraged to apply through February 28, 2021. Scholarships are merit-based, and applicants are evaluated based on need, passion, dedication to achieving excellence, work ethic, community involvement and recommendations from a teacher, coach, or community leader.

The scholarship has been established in honor of Paul Allen Cuthbertson, who passed away on May 19, 2019  after sustaining injuries while skiing and hiking on New York Mountain in Eagle County. Paul is remembered as a mountain-sports athlete with a zeal for life who internalized the phrase “Live for Those Who Cannot” after losing friends and family before their time.

In the days following Paul’s passing, his family established The Paul Cuthbertson Foundation to support goal-oriented youth who have a passion for life. The foundation has now amassed sufficient funds to allow for the second round of scholarships, which will be awarded in early 2021.

Applicants will be asked what they hope to achieve through the award, why they need financial assistance and how the assistance will help them achieve their goals.

“Live for those who cannot” is a philosophy that Paul created, lived by, and had tattooed on his forearm. In memory of Paul and this approach to life, the foundation is pleased to award the Live for Those Who Cannot scholarship.

Donations for the scholarship are currently being accepted by the Foundation.

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On Paul Cuthbertson:

"Paul Cutherbertson grew up in Frisco. I think I first met him in 2009 during group bike rides out of Podium Sports. He was the skinny middle school kid who couldn't fill out a pair of spandex bike shorts. Over the next 8 or 9 years, I got to know a teenager who truly became a renaissance man. Paul loved cycling and skiing. But he was also a talented musician, and he rebuilt a Jeep before he was old enough to even drive. As a ski racer, he struggled with injuries, never reaching his potential in results, but always finding joy and enthusiasm for every opportunity he had to be on the mountain. Paul's death in a skiing accident was a tragedy for his family and friends, but truly for humanity as a whole. I can't think of a young man who was more on track to make a difference in the world. To honor his legacy Paul's parents founded Paul Cuthbertson Foundation and created the "Live for Those Who Cannot" scholarship. This was Paul's motto in life and he lived it in everything he did. Attached you will find the scholarship information. As you review the information and consider applying know that these scholarships represent the legacy of a remarkable young man, who at a young age embraced the idea of living life to its fullest, to honor those who could not."
- CB Bechtel

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