Scholarships

Thank you for your interest in PSIA-E Education Foundation scholarships. The PSIA-E Education Foundation provides support to members in their endeavors to further their education and certification.


The scholarship online application is available when the event schedule comes online through the scholarship application deadline: Friday, November 6, 2020.


Eastern Education Foundation Professional Development Scholarships

Eastern Education Foundation Event Scholarships for 2020-21 now Available for All Disciplines!

Available awards up more than 85% to nearly $30,000 in Education Foundation Scholarships!

The scholarship application period is now open. Don’t miss out on this great member educational benefit! The scholarship funds have nearly doubled since last year thanks to a generous allocation of funds from the Eastern Board of Directors. These new funds were generated as part of the profits from the sale of the previous Eastern Division office property in Albany. This means that many more members will be provided with financial assistance to continue your professional development in snowsports education!
Select your event and complete the entire scholarship application online.
The scholarship application deadline is Friday, November 6, 2020. Good luck!

 

PSIA-AASI Eastern
MEMBER Scholarship
Application.

       PSIA-AASI Eastern
LEADER Scholarship
Application.


 

Each year, generous donations from members and sponsors to the PSIA-E Education Foundation make more than 125 scholarships available for members who wish to further their education or certification status within PSIA-AASI.

  • Scholarships are available to any Eastern Division member in good standing.
  • You need to meet the requirements of the specific fund for which you apply.
  • All scholarship applications are reviewed and awarded by the Scholarship Review Committee, which is made up of members of members the PSIA-AASI Eastern Division Board of Directors.
  • A member who receives scholarship funds in one year will not be considered for a scholarship in the subsequent year, unless there are demonstrated needs and available funds after all other requests from previous non-recipients have been granted.

Following are the different types of scholarships available:

Member Scholarship

The Member Scholarship is open to members of all disciplines and certification status. This scholarship can be used for all PSIA-AASI educational and certification events. This fund alone offers more than $22,000 in awards this season – and increase of more than $12,000!


Russell FlemingRussell Fleming Memorial Scholarship for Racial Diversity in Snowsports Education (new this year!)

This new scholarship honors the legacy of Russell Fleming, a long-time member as well as mentor and friend to many whose passion for snowsports was legendary. In its first year, five awards of $200 each will be available to people of color within our Eastern Division membership.


Terry Fund Scholarship

The Terry Fund Scholarship is designated for members of all disciplines with at least a Level I certification status who desire to further their education in the area of snowsports instruction for children. This includes all PSIA-AASI educational events that specialize in children’s snowsports education. $1,050 in awards is available.


James Leader Memorial Scholarship

The James Leader Memorial Scholarship is open to members of all disciplines and certification status who desire to continue their education in snowsports instruction. Applicants must be a member of PSIA-AASI Eastern Division, with first priority given to employees of the Killington Snowsports School. Second priority will be given to members from Vermont, and the remainder available to all members of Eastern Division. The James Leader Memorial Scholarship has a separate application form and requires that applicants provide a letter from your snowsports school. $1,000 in awards is available.


CE Burbridge Memorial Scholarship

The CE Burbridge Memorial Scholarship is open to members of all disciplines and certification status who desire to further their education in adaptive snowsports instruction. This includes all PSIA-AASI educational events that specialize in adaptive snowsports. The fund supports both the subsidy of Adaptive consulting programs and $500 in individual scholarships each season. $500 in awards is available.


Education Staff Scholarship

This scholarship is open to any member of the Board of Examiners, Examiner Training Squad or the Development Team. This scholarship is designed to help individuals in these groups to expand their knowledge and skills beyond regular training sessions, or to gain expertise in another discipline/specialty. This scholarship allows members of these groups to serve and educate PSIA-AASI Eastern Division members more effectively. $2,200 in awards is available.


William Hetrick Editorial ScholarshipBill Hetrick

The William Hetrick Editorial Scholarship was created in June of 2011 to provide a long-term legacy for Bill Hetrick and recognize his passion for both snowsports and writing about snowsports and the mountain experience. It will be an annual program that awards education “dollars” that recipients may use to register for PSIA-AASI education events. The scholarships are awarded to contributors to the SnowPro as well as those who provide time and talent to educational writing projects such as manual updates and online course development. $1,500 in awards is available.



How to apply for Education Foundation scholarships:

  1. Choose an event and register for your event online.
  2. Complete the scholarship application and submit it online – no later than the scholarship application deadline: Friday, November 6, 2020.. You will receive an immediate e-mail confirmation to confirm your scholarship application has been received.
  3. The Scholarship Committee will review and evaluate applications. Applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision by e-mail and by mail.

Important things for you to know regarding the scholarship process:

  • You must register for your event online, before the event registration closes.
  • Once you find the event you’d like to attend, you’ll want to sign up early and take advantage of Early Bird Pricing until two weeks before the event! Space will be limited for most events, so sign up early to guarantee your spot.
  • If possible, you should register for your event and make full payment even before you have been informed of a scholarship award to ensure your place in the event.
  • If you have been awarded a scholarship and you haven’t yet enrolled in the event, we will e-mail instructions on how to apply your scholarship amount in the event registration process.
  • If you’ve already registered for an event and you are subsequently awarded a scholarship, you will receive a refund in the amount of the scholarship.
  • Scholarship awards may be for a partial or full event fee. Please be aware that the number of applications always exceeds the available funding, so not all applicants can be awarded a scholarship.
  • Scholarships are available to any Eastern Division member in good standing.
  • You need to meet the requirements of the specific fund for which you apply.
  • All scholarship applications are reviewed and awarded by the Scholarship Review Committee, which is made up of members of the PSIA-AASI Eastern Division Board of Directors.
  • A member who receives scholarship funds in one year will not be considered for a scholarship in the subsequent year, unless there are demonstrated needs and available funds after all other requests from previous non-recipients have been granted.
  • Applicants who are awarded a scholarship are encouraged to write an article regarding their event experience or, relate how information gained from the event is being utilized. Submit the article by e-mail to: karenh@psia-e.org. Articles should be submitted within a month of the scholarship event if possible. A limited number of scholarship articles will be selected for publication in the SnowPro newsletter.

Thank you for your interest in continuing your snowsports education, and good luck!