Nancy Oakes Hall Women’s Scholarship Applications Due December 15

Female members of PSIA-AASI are encouraged to submit applications for the Nancy Oakes Hall Women’s Scholarship. Applications are due December 15.

This scholarship program was created to empower distinguished women in snowsports education by providing opportunities to engage with peers and advance their professional development. Founded by and named in honor of Nancy Oakes Hall, a former PSIA Alpine Team member and Aspen/Sun Valley instructor who lost a long battle with cancer in April 2018, the program awards three separate scholarships each year to female members of PSIA-AASI who wish to pursue continuing education and growth opportunities in the snowsports industry.

One scholarship covers attendance at PSIA-AASI’s National Academy; another covers attendance at the Women’s Summit. A third scholarship helps offset expenses related to preparing for and achieving a Level I, II, or III certification or specialist credential. 

“To so many of us in this association, Nancy was a role model, mentor, wonderful colleague, and dear friend, spanning from the Rocky Mountain, Northern Intermountain and Central Division,” said PSIA-AASI Chief Executive Officer Nicholas Herrin. “It is especially fitting that through her generosity, there is a permanent legacy that will help pave the way for other women in PSIA-AASI reach their professional dreams.”

Scholarships will recognize women who demonstrate the same qualities embodied by Oakes Hall – a commitment to personal excellence in teaching and skiing (or snowboarding), humility, genuine regard for other instructors’ growth, and a strong desire to “pay it forward.” The scholarships will be awarded to candidates who can empower their peers through inspirational education and mentorship and show the potential to grow into a leadership role within PSIA-AASI and/or the overall snowsports industry.

Applications are due by: 

  • Saturday, December 15, 2018, for the Women’s Summit - the scholarship will be awarded by the end of December. 
  • Friday, February 15, 2019, for National Academy 2019 – scheduled for April 14-19, 2019, at Montana’s Big Sky Resort. The scholarship will be awarded by the end of February. 
  • Friday, February 15, 2019, for a specific certification/specialist track. The scholarship will be awarded by the end of February. 


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