Avalanche Education Scholarships in the San Juan Mountains
The Peter Inglis Avalanche Education Fund provides avalanche education scholarships to local community members in an effort to increase avalanche awareness and backcountry safety by decreasing the financial burden of taking an avalanche course. The PI Fund awards funding to worthy scholarship recipients as a partial tuition reimbursement after they have successfully completed their course.
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE 2022-2023 SEASON
Application deadline: Friday, December 16, 2022
Scholarship recipients will be notified by Friday, December 31, 2022
Who is eligible to apply?
All ages and experience levels are welcome to apply.
Applicants must live in San Miguel County, San Juan County, Ouray County, or Dolores County
How does it work?
The PI Fund will notify applicants about their scholarship award status by the end of December. Scholarship funds will be partially reimbursed to the recipient after they have successfully completed their course. We require a certificate of completion from the course to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org for funding to be awarded. Please note, you may not receive the full amount you apply for. How many applications we receive is a factor in your total awarded scholarship amount.
UPDATE FOR THE 2022-2023 SEASON
This season, we are excited to be partnering with Element 52, who will be awarding two full-ride scholarships! By providing these opportunities and supporting local avalanche education, Element 52 hopes to help prevent an avalanche incident in our backyard mountains. Element 52 supports a vibrant local culture in Telluride and the adventurous individuals who choose to make it their home.
Questions? Feel free to email us at email@example.com!
Past Scholarship Assistance
During the 2020-2021 season, the PI Avy Fund awarded $2,600 in scholarships to 15 individuals for avalanche education courses. Scholarships were given for companion rescue courses, Avy 1 courses and Avy 2 courses.
During the 2019-2020 season, the PI Avy Fund awarded $3,000 in scholarships to 17 individuals for avalanche education courses. Scholarships were given for companion rescue courses, Avy 1 courses and Avy 2 courses.
During the 2018-2019 season, the Pi Avy Fund awarded $3,160 in scholarships to 20 individuals for avalanche education courses. Scholarships were given for companion rescue courses, Avy 1 courses and Pro 1 Avy Courses.