Leaving a Legacy

Scholarships awarded to students passionate about the outdoors.

The Dr. Greg Seftick Wilderness Scholarship was awarded to two Stillwater Area High School students, Adam Gaertner and Johnna Teegarden, this past spring. Each received a $1,000 award.

Dr. Greg Seftick was from Afton, Minn. and was a 1998 Stillwater Area High School graduate who competed on the alpine ski teams at Stillwater High School and at St. Olaf College. Seftick was an avid outdoor enthusiast and a passionate backcountry skier. He loved the mountains and the wilderness. Sadly, Seftick died in an avalanche in Grand Teton National Park in 2011 at the age of 31. His family and friends established an endowed scholarship fund in 2013 via the St. Croix Valley Foundation to forever honor his memory and support graduating Stillwater Area High School students who have similar passions for alpine skiing and the outdoors. Gaertner and Teegarden are the seventh and eighth scholarship recipients.

On April 16, 2021, on the 10-year anniversary of Seftick’s death, his family and friends honored his life via a “Night of Light” candle lighting and remembrance that they hope will renew interest in and support for the scholarship that now bears his name.

To learn more about The Dr. Greg Seftick Wilderness Scholarship, visit  scvfoundation.org/fund-support-greg-seftick