2023 Available Scholarships

All of our scholarships are donated by generous corporate partners, private donors, and the AMGA membership. Thanks to these contributors we are able to provide AMGA membership scholarships for a variety of populations and disciplines in the Mountain Guide Program. 

When you apply for your scholarship you will select which awards you would like to be considered for. Please read below to learn about the requirements and restrictions of each scholarship you intend to apply for. You will submit one application for all the scholarships you are applying for, but please note if the award requires additional information or submissions such as videos.

 

Scholarship List:

AMGA Membership | 2 x $2000

  • Any discipline | Supported by Annual Meeting Auction
  • Please submit the standard application

Arcteryx | $2000

  • Any Discipline – Womens
  • Please submit the standard application + the addendum for our affinity-based scholarships.

Chad VanderHam Memorial Fund | $2000

  • Ski discipline
  • Please submit the standard application AND  a video. Videos can be linked in your application to youtube/vimeo or emailed to [email protected] Chad VanderHam applications will not be accepted without a video.
  • Learn more about Chad and the scholarship requirements here

Craig Luebben Scholarship | $250o.00

  • Rock Discipline
  • For candidates with Offwidth Experience | Please include in essay
  • Please submit standard application

Dr Jim States scholarship fund | $2000  

  • Alpine / Ice discipline
  • Please submit standard application

Dynafit | $1000

  • Advanced SGC/AE
  • Please submit standard application

Fallen Guides Memorial Fund – Strength of Character Scholarship | $5oo

  • Any Discipline
  • Please submit standard application

First Ascent Charitable Foundation | 12 x $2000 / $1500 for ASC

  • Women’s Scholarships | Preference for first Mountain Guide Program but considerations will be made for advanced programs
  • Please submit standard application + the addendum for our affinity-based scholarships.

Jim Ratz Memorial Scholarship | $250

  • For final exam towards IFMGA Certification
  • Please submit standard application

Julie Cheney Culberson Educational Fund   | $250

  • Any discipline |  Women’s scholarship
  • Please submit standard application + the addendum for our affinity-based scholarships.

Eddie Bauer Liz Daley Scholarship | $2000

  • Women’s Ski discipline
  • Please submit standard application + the addendum for our affinity-based scholarships.

Mammut | $1000

  • Any discipline
  • Please submit standard application

Mike Hattrup Scholarship | $250.00

  • Ski Guide Exam
  • Please submit standard application

Outdoor Prolink | $2000

  • Any discipline | Black, Indigenous, People of Color
  • Please submit standard application + the addendum for our affinity-based scholarships.

Patagonia | $2000

  • Any Discipline | Underrepresented guides
  • Please submit a standard application + the addendum for our affinity-based scholarships.

Petzl Scholarship | $2000

  • Any discipline
  • Please submit standard application

The Doug Parker and Roger Baxter-Jones Memorial | Full Tuition

  • Alpine or Rock Exam | Ski will be considered if it is the last exam for IFMGA certification
  • Please submit standard application

Young Aspiring Guide Scholarship | Full Tuition

  • For a student who is taking their first AMGA program
  • Please submit standard application

Friends of Sierra Guiding Scholarship | $2000 and guided mentorship in the discipline with an IFMGA Guide

  • Entry level mountain guide track programs | Must be a guide in the Sierra Nevada, CA region
  • Please submit standard application