Scholarships

Eastern Education Foundation “Round Two” Professional Development Scholarships for 2020-21 now Available for All Disciplines!

Remaining available awards of $5,000 from the total of $30,000!

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. 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.

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 (see the online event schedule here: www.psia-e.org/ev/schedule) and complete the scholarship application online.

The scholarship online application is available now for “Round Two” of Education Foundation awards. Applications will be accepted for on-hill events taking place February 1, 2021 through the end of this season. The scholarship application deadline for Round Two is Thursday, December 31, 2020. Good luck!

IMPORTANT – PLEASE REVIEW:

  • 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 and utilizes scholarship funds in one year will not be considered for a scholarship in the subsequent year.
  • Members that received awards for the 2020-21 season in “Round One” (application period ending November 6) may not apply for a Round Two award.
  • Round Two scholarship applications must be for on-hill events (not online e-learning courses or webinars) between February 1, 2021 and the end of the event season.
  • For Round Two, only the general Member Scholarship is available for award consideration.

NEW! “Promising SnowPro” Level I Exam Scholarship for Member Snowsports School Directors!

We have set aside $2,000 to support up to 20 awards for snowsports school directors to nominate the most “promising snow pros” from your staff that they feel are ready to join and become a certified PSIA-AASI member. Snowsports school directors can click on the “Promising SnowPro” button below to nominate a designated staff person and he or she may be awarded $100 toward their Level I certification exam in any discipline! Deadline for submission is December 31, 2020.


“Round Two” Member Scholarship

The “Round Two” 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!




How to apply for Education Foundation scholarships:

  1. Choose an on-hill events taking place February 1, 2021 through the end of this season and register for your event online, before the event registration closes.
  2. Complete the scholarship application and submit it online – no later than the scholarship application deadline. You will receive an immediate e-mail confirmation to confirm your scholarship application has been received. If you haven’t received a confirmation email, it is likely the result of one or two things: Your application was never actually placed and received. You have entered an incorrect email address with your application.
  3. The Scholarship Committee will review and evaluate applications. Applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision by e-mail and/or mail.

Important things to know about the scholarship process:

  • You are responsible to register for your event online, before the event registration closes.
  • All scholarships are awarded from the PSIA-AASI Eastern Scholarship Application with the exception of the James Leader Memorial Scholarship, which has a separate application form and requires that applicants provide a letter from your snowsports school.
  • 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.
  • 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!