Each year, outdoor industry leaders and private foundations generously give to the AMGA to help guides and aspiring guides advance their education and reduce the costs associated with AMGA training. 

All scholarships are open to current AMGA members applying to courses or exams in the Mountain Guide Program. These scholarships cannot be used for Climbing Instructor Programs.

The application period for 2024 scholarships will be open from May 25th to July 7th, 2023 for use on 2024 Mountain Guide Programs. Scholarships are awarded a year in advance of when they can be used. The Mountain Guide Program schedule runs from November to November. (For example, if a member is awarded a scholarship in August 2023, they will be able to use it for a Mountain Guide Program with a start date after November 15th, 2023 and into the 2024 Mountain Guide Program schedule)

Before you apply:

The 2024 Scholarship Application period is now closed and applications are being reviewed. Applications were open from May 25th to July 7th, 2023


If you are awarded a scholarship, when the 2024 AMGA Mountain Guide Program schedule is posted and accepting applications you will need to:

  • Apply for a Mountain Guide Program within the application deadlines
  • Pay program application fees
  • Be accepted into a program. Applicants must meet the prerequisites for the program they are applying for.

Thanks to our membership we received key feedback to make this process more transparent. Below you will find key information about the scholarship process. Please read before applying. Additionally, we have updated our scholarship payment and reimbursement process. You can read more about that here. Please email us at [email protected] with questions.