Veteran Workforce and Education Track Scholarship 

In partnership with the 10th Mountain Division Foundation, this scholarship program awards active and non-active military PSIA-AASI members and non-PSIA-AASI members with an education opportunity that supports veterans as they transition to and pursue a career pathway in the outdoor industry during the 2019-20 season. This scholarship will help individuals help offset expenses, obtain membership with either PSIA-AASI or National Ski Patrol (NSP), and education tracks from either PSIA-AASI or NSP.

How to Apply
  1. Review the application criteria that must be met.
  2. Review the materials you need to create and submit this scholarship.
  3. Submit your application and materials by, or before, Friday, Dec. 20, 2019.
  4. Apply now.
  5. The deadline to submit is Friday, Dec. 20, 2019.
  6. Scholarships will be announced on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020.
Scholarship Funding
  • Prep clinic and exam fees
  • Up to $250 for travel expense
  • Up to $100 for education resource materials expense
  • One full year of 2019-2020 membership dues to organization of your choice (PSIA-AASI or NSP)
Application Criteria
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
  1. Active military -OR- reserve military (served three years, honorably discharged, or reserve)
  2. PSIA-AASI member -OR- Non-PSIA-AASI member
  3. Have an interest in working in the outdoor industry as an instructor or patroller.
  4. Demonstrate leadership qualities.
  5. Express interest in pursuing PSIA-AASI Level I certification (in adaptive, alpine, cross country, snowboard, or telemark) or pursuing a specialist designation (in children’s or freestyle). - OR - express interest in pursuing certification in NSP's Outdoor Emergency Care or Outdoor First Care.-
Application Materials
Applicants must submit and upload:
  1. A service record - DD-214
  2. A cover letter explaining your interest in the scholarship. Include why you’re applying and include additional information the Review Committee should know about you that meets the application criteria, your education pursuits and/or accomplishments, current career accomplishments, and additional professional goals.
  3. A professional resume that includes relevant education and experience.
  4. An education plan and timeline that includes details about specific PSIA-AASI or NSP clinics/events and/or exam you wish to attend and how attending them supports your education goal.
  5. One letter of recommendation.

Deadline to Apply:Friday, Dec. 20, 2019
Scholarships Announced:Friday, Jan. 17, 2020

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