Unfortunately, Sarah was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer in April 2022. After a hard-fought battle, the cancer spread, and she passed peacefully on November 18th, 2022. Words can’t express how important she was to INSTAAR, University of Colorado Boulder, and so many other communities. We send deep love and sympathy to her family and friends. Her bright light will live on.

With the help of Sarah, her family, and friends, INSTAAR established a fellowship in her name just a few days before she passed. Please help us raise an endowment sufficient to support a full-year Graduate Research Fellowship, providing salary and tuition for one INSTAAR grad student each year. The fellowship will give a boost to their study of Earth or environmental science in Arctic or alpine regions and also be a lever for equity and underserved communities.

A personal note from Sarah:

Science is one of the loves of my life, and I wish with my whole heart that I could continue the work that I started. The opportunity to create a fellowship that enables young women and other underrepresented groups to study earth or environmental science in Arctic or alpine regions is the next best thing. I’m honored to introduce the Sarah Crump Graduate Fellowship Fund. I have so much confidence in and hope for the next generation of scientists.

16 November 2022