There are several scholarship opportunities for AIARE Instructor Training courses and AIARE PRO courses, as well as AIARE 1 classes. Please note that you must apply for the respective course for which you seek a scholarship. .
The Kizaki-Wolf AIARE Scholarship supports outstanding outdoor professionals in furthering their avalanche education and teaching skills. This scholarship provides full or partial tuition for an Instructor Training Course, Course Leader Training Course or PRO 1 or PRO 2 course. The selection committee focuses on four criteria in evaluating applicants:
- Outdoor professional career (guide, patroller, outdoor educator, etc.) dedication and achievement;
- Demonstrated leadership, character, and fellowship;
- Under-represented populations within outdoor professionals;
- An appreciation of, and commitment to, an inclusive and diverse community of outdoor recreationalists and professionals.
- CV, including outdoor professional positions, education, courses, certifications, and number of days worked annually as an outdoor professional.
- Video (5 minutes or less), upload to YouTube or Vimeo and be password protected. Please address the following:
- What is your background? What led you to an outdoor professional career? Include any critical events or experiences.
- What are your goals and career aspirations as an outdoor professional? As an avalanche professional?
- Why are you a great candidate for this scholarship?
- How have you demonstrated an appreciation of, and commitment to, an inclusive and diverse community of outdoor recreationalists and professionals?
- Three professional references who can attest to your character and intellect in an outdoor professional-setting.
- Submit CV, video and references in one package/email to email@example.com
- Deadline for submitting your application is September 15th and notification by October 15th.
- Scholarship recipients must provide a brief, post-course video debrief discussing their experience, what they learned, how it will apply to their career development, and any advice or words of wisdom they’d give to future scholarship recipients.
Guides Fund Yearly Scholarship
Live Large University AIARE Scholarship
The #LiveLargeUniversity AIARE scholarship is intended to support motorized backcountry riders. Funds for this scholarship are raised by donation and through purchases from the Jon Ferrian Live online shop. Full and partial scholarships are available for students taking an AIARE Motorized Rec Course, PRO 1, PRO 2 or ITC course. Initial scholarship announcements will occur on September 12 2020 and a second round on January 4, 2021. Read more about qualifications & apply.
George Dirth Memorial Scholarship
The George Dirth Memorial Scholarship fund supports Colorado-based backcountry skiers/snowboarders. The Fund provides partial tuition for an AIARE 1 course. Please visit George Dirth Memorial for more information on this scholarship opportunity.
Backcountry.com and Backcountry Babes Women’s Scholarship
An exciting partnership between these organizations working to promote more women becoming AIARE Course Leaders. The scholarship extends over multiple seasons and is intended to cover the costs of moving through the progression of courses required to reach the full credential. More info and application can be found on Backcountry.com’s website. Application period runs through early August.