The American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) has partnered with outdoor industry leaders and private foundations to provide financial support for guides seeking training and certification. The cost of pursuing professional training and certification can often be one of the greatest hurdles for an educator and technical mountain guide. Through the generous donations and continued commitment of members, private donors, and the business community, the AMGA is able to minimize the financial burden of training and certification by offering scholarships and memorial funds.
We encourage everyone to apply and take advantage of these opportunities. In addition, if you or anyone you know is interested in creating a scholarship or memorial fund please contact the AMGA Executive Director at 303.271.0984.
“The courses and exams offer the opportunity to learn the highest standards of care for our clientele in rock, alpine and ski disciplines. Personally it is incredibly rewarding to know that you are at the top echelon of professional guiding and you have the training and certification on top of your experience in the mountains.” — Angela Hawse, AMGA scholarship recipient
The purpose of a scholarship is to provide funding for the continuing education of a qualified professional or aspiring guide. The successful applicant:
Scholarship applications will be accepted from:
Novemeber 9, 2012 (5:00 pm) - April 1, 2013 (11:59 pm MST)
Any applications received after 11:59pm (MST) on April 1, 2013 will not be considered for review.
Please contact Caroline McNally, Membership Director, with any questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org
*The exception to the above process is the Chad VanderHam Memorial Fund Scholarship. Applicants MUST submit a short video (no longer than 5 minutes) describing who you are and why you love skiing. Applicants do not need to answer the six questions on the application survey - please write "VanderHam" as your answers.
All applications are due: April 1, 2013