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Scholarships

2019 Scholarship Application Period is OPEN

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.

Thank you and best of luck with your submission. We appreciate you taking the time to submit your 2019 Scholarship Application and applaud you for taking the initiative to further your education and training.

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  • 2019 Scholarships | Application Information

     

    2019 Scholarship Application Period is OPEN

    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.

    How to Apply

    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):

    • The F.O.R.G.E. And CVH scholarships require video submissions in addition to the application
    • Please visit the F.O.R.G.E page for details on how to apply to this scholarship
    • Please visit the Chad Vander Ham page for details on how to apply to this scholarship

    Please note, AMGA scholarships are for members going through the Guide Track Programs. AMGA scholarships do not apply to SPI or CWI Programs.

  • IMPORTANT NOTES FOR APPLICANTS

    NOTE TO ALL APPLICANTS

    • Scholarship recipients must apply to their AMGA program(s) as usual and must meet the applicable application deadline(s) for their 2019 program(s).
    • All prerequisites must be met in full at the time of application.
    • Scholarship recipients are still required to pay the $65.00 non-refundable application fee that is associated with all AMGA Mountain Guide Program applications.
    • It is the responsibility of the scholarship recipient to meet the application deadline(s) and submit a complete application(s). Recipients that fail to meet the deadlines and application requirements will forfeit their scholarship with no transfer option.
    • All AMGA Scholarship recipient will be required to provide the AMGA office with the required scholarship materials within 4 weeks of completing an applicable program.
    • To learn about how to apply to a program and how applications are reviewed: Apply to a Mountain Guide Program
    • To see the AMGA Course Schedule (please note, 2019 course scheduled will be posted in mid June of 2018): AMGA Course Schedules.

     

     

  • Available Scholarships

    The AMGA and its partners are proud to offer 20 scholarship opportunities for AMGA members. All scholarships are for $2000.00 unless otherwise noted.

  • Scholarship FAQs

    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.

  • Previous Scholarship Recipients

  • Give to a Scholarship Fund

    If you are interested in supporting a scholarship, please contact Dana Richardson at [email protected]. To learn more about our memorial funds please click here. To donate to a scholarship or memorial fund, please click here.

Students on the R1 RGC in Joshua Tree National Park | Photo by Christian Santelices

Students on the R1 RGC 16 in Joshua Tree National Park | Photo by Christian Santelices