Applications are due by 5 pm Feb 1st.

Applications must be complete, including recommendation letters, to be considered. Please read the criteria carefully. The Scholarship Committee will consider awards to qualified applicants for educational, accreditation, and certification events. Awards may be retroactive for an event attended earlier in the current season.

Application Requirements:

  • Applications are for “Active” Western members in good standing who are currently employed in a Western Region Snowsports School
  • Active members in good standing are current in dues and continuing education credits
  • To be considered employed by a Western Region Snowsports School, an applicants resort employer must be a recognized member school of the Western Region. Applicants may work for schools outside of the Western Region, as long as their primary school of employment is located within the Region.  Primary is defined by the majority of teaching hours being in and for Western Region schools.
  • Only one scholarship application for one event, per member, per season
  • Applications for Western Region Events only and are not transferrable to another Region, except for  Sodergren Fund applications for National and International (Interski) events. (see requirements)
  • Letters of Recommendation must be dated and no older than one year
  • Scholarships are for event fees only except for some Sodergren Fund Scholarships
  • Members, family and partners of the Scholarship Committee, Education Foundation and Western Board of Directors are not eligible to receive regional scholarships

To apply, submit the online application and attach (upload) the following supporting materials in a PDF:

    • A letter of recommendation from a person who understands your commitment and contribution to the snowsports education lifestyle. This can be someone in the industry or outside that has the expertise or experience to evaluate your character, skills, and motivations. You may use the Letter of Recommendation Form or a standard letter format.
    • A current resume focused on your snowsports industry experience.

Applicants who are awarded a scholarship will be requested to submit a statement to the Education Foundation following their event describing the value of the experience, the value of the scholarship, and how it has made or will make them better instructors. The statement may be published in PSIA-AASI emails to the membership or in the regional newsletter.

Scholarships may be awarded to cover the fee, partially or fully, for an event. General Education and Adaptive Scholarship funds are not awarded to cover travel or other expenses related to the event. Sodergren Scholarships may include additional funds for event travel, lodging, and other related expenses if it is part of the package from the organization holding the event. Please review Sodergren Fund scholarship requirements.

Please be aware that the number of applications often exceeds the available funding, so not all applicants will be awarded a scholarship. Priority will be given to scholarship applicants who have not received a scholarship in the past.  Scholarship amounts vary in amount in order to serve the requests of more applicants.

Thank you for your interest in continuing your snowsports education.