Applications are due by 5 p.m. on February 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.
To apply, submit the online application and attach (upload) the following supporting materials:
- A cover letter stating the event for which you are seeking the scholarship. The letter should include a concise history of your background in the industry. If you have experiences that demonstrate prior volunteerism and a willingness to give back to your school and other instructors, this would be a good place to list them. Please review the criteria for each award or scholarship and include information indicating why we should choose you and how you would use the award to “give back” to the industry, your snowsports school, and your fellow instructors by being a better instructor.
- 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.
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 “Edge” newsletter
Scholarships may be awarded to cover the fee for an event, partially or fully. General Education and Adaptive Scholarship funds are not awarded to cover travel or other expenses related to the event. Sodergren Scholarships can include additional funds for event travel, lodging, and other related expenses. If you are seeking expense funds for a Sodergren Scholarship, include in your cover letter the amount being sought and its purpose. Please be aware that the number of applications always
exceeds the available funding, so not all applicants can be awarded a scholarship. Thank you for your interest in continuing your snowsports education.