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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.

If you are interested in supporting a scholarship, contact Dana Richardson at [email protected]. If you’d like to donate to a memorial fund, please go here.

**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 and all recipients have been notified.
The 2017 applications will open up Spring 2016. Sign-up for our e-newsletter to get more information next spring!

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.

Important Information:

  • Streamlined, fillable PDF making it an easy-to-fill application
  • Please submit a digital copy of the application
  • Applicants do not need to be enrolled in a program to apply for scholarship, but if the applicant receives a scholarship, they must enroll and pay for the program before it begins. **Please ensure that you qualify for the programs you want to apply the scholarship towards, otherwise the scholarship will be forfeited
  • There are no longer multiple scholarship applications, just one PDF application to submit (with the exception of video submissions)
  • The scholarship applications will be reviewed by a Scholarship Committee and applicants will be notified before the 2016 program applications begin.

Here is a list of scholarships the AMGA offers to students:

Previous Scholarship Recipients:
2014 Scholarship Recipients
2015 Scholarship Recipients

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