Please DONATE to any of our 3 funds. 

General Scholarship Fund

The General Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for current Western members involved in Snowsports instruction which include education and certification events. It also helps support Western events, programs, and projects.

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Project Development Fund

The funds will support projects such as our new Webinars, education material, events, guest speakers, and more. This is a non-scholarship award for anything that advances members’ education or education-related projects which relate to the ski and snowboard teaching industry.

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Sodergren Fund

This is a “designated fund”, which follows the limitations set forth by friends of the Sodergren’s who established the fund after the disaster in Australia. The Sodergren Fund is designed to give current members who are full-time, career ski and snowboard instructors in the Western Division of PSIA-AASI an opportunity to attend a full immersion, multi-day education event that will enhance their personal and professional growth.” They demonstrate a willingness to give back their time, energy, and enthusiasm, as Mike and Mariam Sodergren exemplified.  Examples include Interski, National Academy, National Adaptive Academy, Women’s Seminars and events, National Nordic events, and Western Spring Convention (minimum 2-days).

The scholarship committee will judge candidates as to their experience and desire to become long-term master teachers. The candidate’s application should explain why they want to become master teachers and why they want to continue teaching for many years to come. A candidate should have been teaching at least 60 days per season for the past three seasons or at least 30 days per season for the last five years, and they should be an active member of the Western Division. The committee may make individual exceptions on a case-by-case basis if they judge the candidate is truly talented and desires to become a long-term master teacher.”

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Fundraising

The Education Foundation Board of Directors welcomes fundraising ideas and opportunities.  Ideas and opportunities can be sent to the email address below. If members or an organization would like to host a fundraising activity, please email the EF Board at  with your idea, a contact name and phone number so we can further discuss the fundraising opportunity.