Nancy Oakes Hall Women’s Scholarship
This scholarship program empowers distinguished women in snowsports education by providing opportunities to engage with peers and advance their professional development. Founded by and named in honor of Nancy Oakes Hall, a former PSIA Alpine Team member and Aspen/Sun Valley instructor who lost a long battle with cancer in April 2018, the program awards three separate scholarships each year to female members of PSIA-AASI who wish to pursue continuing education and growth opportunities in the snowsports industry. One scholarship covers attendance at PSIA-AASI’s National Academy; another covers attendance at the Women’s Summit. A third scholarship helps offset expenses related to preparing for and achieving a Level I, II, or III certification or specialist credential.
Small Snowsports School Scholarships
This scholarship will provide small snowsports schools across the country, who are PSIA-AASI Member Schools, with access to educational events and education leaders, such as PSIA-AASI National Team members, who provide experiences that may be career-changing. Small schools are training the future leaders of our industry to make the commitment to educate the public about skiing and snowboarding.
Certification or Specialist Education Track Scholarship
This scholarship program awards members and non-members with funds to pursue a certification or specialist education track. These scholarships help offset expenses related to preparing for and attending a certification or specialist credential during the season. This scholarship will help individuals become a better teacher by pursuing education to help them achieve the standard for personal performance, teaching, professional knowledge, and technical skiing and riding skills. Recipients can also deepen their knowledge base by attending an event to improve their skiing, riding and teaching by participating in education events and clinics taught by extraordinary clinicians.
Veteran Workforce and Education Track Scholarship
In partnership with the 10th Mountain Division Foundation, this scholarship program awards active and non-active military PSIA-AASI members and non-PSIA-AASI members with an education opportunity that supports veterans as they transition to and pursue a career pathway in the outdoor industry.
Each year, generous donations from members and sponsors to the PSIA-E Education Foundation make more than 100 scholarships available for members who wish to further their education or certification status within PSIA-AASI. Don’t miss out on this great member educational benefit! More than $12,000 available!
How to Apply
For all funds, eligible members can apply online at the PSIA-AASI Eastern Division website.
The Intermountain Division has scholarships opportunities available each year for members to take an educational clinic at no cost. There are two scholarship deadlines each season; for the 2019-2020, scholarship applications are due on November 16 and January 25. Learn about Intermountain’s scholarship application process here.
Northern Rocky Mountain Division
Any Northwest member in good standing for at least two continuous seasons is eligible to apply for an event registration fee or NW bookstore scholarship. Each season, applications are due on December 15. Learn more about Northwest’s scholarship application process here.
Rocky Mountain Division
Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to receive scholarship funds for your next certification training. Scholarships are available for all levels of exams, prerequisite clinics, Children’s Specialist 1 and 2, Freestyle and RMT exams.
Western Division has three Scholarship opportunities available. Each is designed to provide financial assistance to snowsports professionals seeking to further their career by attending Western Division events.Who may apply: PSIA-AASI Western members in good standing who teach for an affiliated snowsports school. Must have been a member for at least one season prior to applying. The scholarships do not award money for annual membership dues in PSIA-AASI. Learn about Western’s scholarship application process here.