A key component to the success of the AMGA and its aspiring guides are the scholarships provided by outdoor industry leaders and private foundations. Their generosity means that you—guides and aspiring AMGA guides—have the opportunity to gain the necessary skills and training you need to be America’s best. Of equal importance are the long-lasting bonds developed between you, these industry partners, and the AMGA. Working together, we raise awareness of and respect for the mountain guiding community as a whole.
Please review important information regarding 2019 submission below.
2019 Scholarship Applications must be completed by 11:59pm PST, July 1, 2018.
The 2019 Scholarship Recipient notification will be communicated on August 11, 2018. Applicants will be notified by this date in regard to their award status.
Complete the 2019 AMGA Scholarship Application by 11:59pm PST, July 1, 2018
Additional Requirements and Submissions
For F.O.R.G.E. (Friends of Rick Gaukel Everywhere - Splitboard scholarship) and Chad Vander Ham Memorial Fund (Ski discipline):
Please note, AMGA scholarships are for members going through the Guide Track Programs. AMGA scholarships do not apply to SPI or CWI Programs.
NOTE TO ALL APPLICANTS
The AMGA and its partners are proud to offer 20 scholarship opportunities for AMGA members. All scholarships are for $2000.00 unless otherwise noted.
Q. When will I find out if I received a scholarship?
A. All applicants will be notified by August 11, 2018 of their scholarship award status.
Q. Can I use a scholarship for a Single Pitch Instructor or Climbing Wall Instructor Course or Exam?
A. No. AMGA scholarships are for AMGA Mountain Guide Track Programs only.
Q. How are recipients selected?
A. Once the application period closes, all applications are sent to committee for review. The scholarship committees will review all submissions and rank applicants accordingly.
Q. How do I apply for a video submission scholarship?
A. To apply for either of our two video submission scholarships (F.O.R.G.E. and Chad Vander Ham), complete the 2019 applications in addition to following the instructions listed on their respective pages.
Q. If I am awarded a scholarship do I still need to apply to my AMGA program(s)?
A. YES. Scholarship recipients must apply to their AMGA program(s) as usual and must meet the applicable application deadlines for their 2018 programs. All prerequisites must be met for the applicable program.
Q. Do I need to meet all the prerequisites for AMGA program(s) to apply for a scholarship?
A. In order to be eligible for an AMGA Scholarship, participants must show that they will a) meet the prerequisites at the time of application or b) will easily be able to meet the prerequisites in full by the time of the program.
*Prerequisites can be found for each discipline at https://amga.com/programs/mountain-guide-programs/
Q. Do I need to pay the $65.00 application fee to my AMGA program(s) if I received a scholarship?
A. YES. Scholarship recipients must pay the associated $65.00 application fee with any AMGA program they apply to.
Q. I received a scholarship, now what?
A. Let the Membership and Communications Manager know what program you would like to use your scholarship towards. Apply for your course or exam as usual (please put a note in the text box of your resume for your program application indicating you are a scholarship recipient).
Q. I received a scholarship, what are the required materials I need to submit to fulfill the scholarship agreement?
A. AMGA Scholarship recipients are required to provide the AMGA office with the required scholarship materials within 4 weeks of completing an applicable program. These materials must include two (2) of these three (3) submissions: a written report of the program (500-word minimum), a 90 second-3 minute minute video, and a minimum of 5 captioned photographs. Upon receipt of the required scholarship materials, the AMGA will reimburse the applicable tuition funds.
Q. I received a scholarship, do I need to pay for my course or exam?
A. Yes. As a scholarship recipient you must pay for your course or exam as usual. Once your program is complete and you have submitted the required scholarship materials to the AMGA office, you will be issued a reimbursement check from the AMGA office.