Avalanche Course Scholarships

We are no longer accepting applications at this time.  Provided we receive generous donations from our community we hope to reopen the scholarship application process on October 1st, 2019.

The deadline for 2018-19 avalanche course scholarship applications was December 1, 2018. There were many great applications that made selecting the winners extremely difficult. Stay tuned on our newsletter for a breakdown of how the scholarships were awarded. Sign up for our newsletter here.

As part of our mission to educate the public and help foster an informed backcountry community, the Sierra Avalanche Center will issue $12,500 in scholarships this season. These scholarships can be used for recreational or pro courses that meet the American Avalanche Association (A3) guidelines, including AIARE courses.

This program is made possible by donors from within our community. If avalanche forecast and scholarship programs like these are something you would like to see continue, please click on the link below to donate. Donations like yours help keep these programs thriving. Thank you for your support.

For more information please email scholarships@sierraavalanchecenter.org