Avalanche Education Scholarships in the San Juan Mountains
The Peter Inglis Avalanche Education Fund is proud to help sponsor scholarships pertaining to avalanche awareness and safety. The idea behind the scholarship fund is to increase avalanche awareness, safety, and education in the San Juan Mountains. The scholarship recipients will receive partial tuition reimbursement to take their desired avalanche education course.
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE 2021-2022 SEASON
In order to apply, please create a word document with the following questions and answers (or download it here: PI Fund Application) and email it to email@example.com when you are ready to submit. Questions and answers must be received by Friday, December 17, 2021, for consideration during the 2021-2022 winter season. You will hear back from the PI Fund by Friday, December 31, 2021, in regards to your partial course reimbursement. 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 and we only partially fund courses so many applicants can be awarded.
How does it work? Scholarship funds will be partially reimbursed directly to the course participant after they have successfully completed the course. We will require a letter from your course provider stating you have finished the course in its entirety or a certificate of completion from the course you applied for. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org when you have this documentation and are ready to be reimbursed post-course. We will send you an email with the amount you will be receiving prior to your course education. Please understand that our scholarships are intended for regional applicants. If you live outside the San Juan Mountains, it is unlikely you will be funded. If you ever have questions, feel free to email us at email@example.com.
For this season, we are excited to be partnering with Element 52 who will be awarding two full scholarship reimbursements! By providing two full scholarships, Element 52 aims to prevent an avalanche incident in the San Juans. Element 52 supports a vibrant local culture in Telluride and the adventurous individuals who choose to make it their home.
PI FUND SCHOLARSHIP QUESTIONS:
Age (at time of application):
Employer Contact Info (for Pro Course scholarship requests only):
What course are you interested in taking and with what provider?
When do you want to take it?
What is the cost of the course?
How much financial assistance are you applying for? Please be aware that our scholarships are only for partial reimbursement.
Essay Submission (500 words or less): Please answer the following question: Why would you like to take this course and why are you applying for funding support?
When complete, please email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.