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 note: These scholarships are ONLY for students going through the AMGA Guide Track programs. All people interested in SPI or CWI scholarships can contact the SPI or CWI Providers directly.
The 2015 scholarship application period is CLOSED and all recipients have been notified.
The 2016 application period is CLOSED.
The 2017 applications will open up Spring 2016. Sign-up for our e-newsletter to get more information next spring!
If you’d like to be on the 2017 AMGA Scholarship Committee, please contact Valerie Bender.
Video Scholarship submissions
Chad Vander Ham Memorial Fund Scholarship & Friends of Rick Gaukel Everywhere (F.O.R.G.E.) Splitboard Ski Guide Scholarship are separate from the PDF scholarship. Please follow the details on their respective pages.
Please contact Valerie Bender if you have any questions regarding the scholarship application.
Here is a list of scholarships the AMGA offers to students: