Thank you to all of our generous donors for helping us inspire and empower our members.
"First off, I want to say that I have made very few athletic achievements in my life. I didn't grow up in a very active family, and definitely not near any snow. Getting my Level 2 Snowboard certification means more to me than most achievements in my life because it proved I could do something that I honestly didn't think was for me. My scholarship helped me achieve the dream of my L2 certification that has been 6 years (as a part time instructor) and one exam failure in the making. It is easily my greatest athletic achievement of my life time and I wear my silver pin and hang my certificate up on my wall with pride. I hope I can be an example to other girls without athletic backgrounds so that they know they can do it too! Thank you PSIA/AASI for the scholarship opportunity that helped me achieve a dream."
"A very heartfelt thank you to the generous folks who have donated and continue to support the PSIA-AASI Education Foundation. I have used the scholarship money to help offset the cost of participating in ProJam, our premier training event for members. In addition, the scholarship encouraged me to participate in additional educational opportunities which then allows me to train staff at my home mountain!"
"Achieving my Children's Specialist 1 allowed me to gain new skills, meet two incredible PSIA clinicians, and spend time sharing personal experiences with fellow instructors. Given the full costs of attending these events, the scholarship helped me defray a portion of those expenses. Thanks for making these funds available to the membership."
"The past couple years caretaking for my grandmother limited my time and ability to work extra hours, thus I couldn't financially afford and/or take the time to attend courses to keep my PSIA certification active; the scholarship I was awarded allowed me to immerse myself, with my peers, in two days of bliss skiing with a great group of people. The camaraderie of the group was the social experience I had been missing, and their positive encouragement pushed me comfortably beyond my abilities. I learned not only a lot about my personal skiing (which had diminished due to a lack of practice), but also about accepting my weaknesses and creating a plan to overcome them. I am forever grateful for those that donated towards the scholarship, for the board that selected me as a recipient, and for the awesome instructors that continued to encourage me while on the mountain. Without the generous support of those that donated to the scholarship none of that would have been possible for me; thank you so very much for helping me get back into the sport I love, so I can help others enjoy that same feeling."
"It was an honor to receive a scholarship from the Education / Jim Kapp funds. It was Jim Kapp that first got me to try Telemark skiing. He and I spent many nights at 7 Springs skiing until the lifts closed as he shared his passion. I continue to try and perpetuate his legacy!"
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- To make a donation, click on Make a Gift at the top right of the screen.
- You will have the option of including a specific note for your gift, select the fund, and select any amount.
- You can pay by credit/debit card.