2023-2024 Applications Are Closed! 

In partnership with the 10th Mountain Division Foundation,, this scholarship program provides active military personnel and veterans with educational opportunities that support the transition to careers in the outdoor industry. This scholarship will help offset expenses of membership with PSIA-AASI or National Ski Patrol (NSP) and help cover the cost of education tracks from either PSIA-AASI or NSP.

How to Apply

  1. Review the application criteria that must be met.
  2. Review the materials you need to create and submit this scholarship.
  3. Submit your application and materials by, or before, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2023.
  4. Apply now.
  5. Scholarships will be announced late-November 2023.
  6. Please note. If you apply for and receive a scholarship this season (2023-24) and do not use it this season, you’ll need to reapply for the same scholarship for next season (2024-25).

Scholarship Funding

  • Prep clinic and exam fees
  • May include education resource materials expense
  • One the full year of 2023-2024 membership dues to the organization of your choice (PSIA-AASI or NSP)
  • May include travel expense

Application Criteria
Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Active military -OR- reserve soldier -OR- veteran who has served three years and was honorably discharged.
  2. PSIA-AASI member -OR- Non-PSIA-AASI member
  3. Have an interest in working in the outdoor industry as an instructor or patroller.
  4. Demonstrate leadership qualities.
  5. Express interest in pursuing PSIA-AASI Level I certification (in adaptive, alpine, cross country, snowboard, or telemark) or pursuing a specialist designation (in children’s or freestyle). – OR – express interest in pursuing certification in NSP’s Outdoor Emergency Care or Outdoor First Care.

Application Materials
Applicants must submit and upload:

  1. A service record – DD-214
  2. A cover letter explaining your interest in the scholarship. Include why you’re applying and include additional information the Review Committee should know about you that meets the application criteria, your educational pursuits and/or accomplishments, current career accomplishments, and additional professional goals. Maximum word count = 250 words. 
  3. A professional resume that includes relevant education and experience.
  4. An education plan and timeline that includes details about specific PSIA-AASI or NSP clinics/events and/or exams you wish to attend and how attending them supports your education goal. Maximum word count = 300 words.
  5. One letter of recommendation. Maximum word count = 250 words.

Deadline to Apply:  Tuesday, October 31, 2023.
Scholarships Announced: late-November 2023.

Give a Gift

Help active and non-active military members gain access to education events hosted by education leaders, such the PSIA-AASI National Team, by giving a gift online, or learn more about PSIA-AASI’s Education Foundation.

Give a Gift Now

To give a gift by mail, please send a check or money order made out to the PSIA-AASI Education Foundation to: 133 S. Van Gordon St. Suite 200 Lakewood, CO 80228. Please indicate your gift is for the Veteran Workforce and Education Track Scholarships.