Avalanche Course Scholarships

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

To apply for one of these scholarships, please download the scholarship application below and answer the questions provided. Applicants should write an essay between 300 and 500 words on how this scholarship will help you personally and/or professionally. Additionally, what do you hope to gain from this course, and how to you plan to use what you hope to gain?

Please submit your application to scholarships@sierraavalanchecenter.org by December 1, 2018.

DOWNLOAD the application HERE or at the bottom of this page.

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