The National Ski Patrol (NSP) is offering scholarships for Powderfall 2017 to one deserving patroller from each NSP division, a total of 11 scholarships.  Powderfall will take place April 6-8, 2017, in Aspen/Snowmass (Colorado). These scholarships include the Powderfall registration and $300 to help defray the costs of food, hotel, or travel. The scholarships will only be awarded to active patrollers in good standing that are currently between the ages of 15 to 25 years old and who have patrolled at least one full season. The recipient must be a leader in their patrol/division in some way; have outstanding service; have a written endorsement of the patrol director; have shown a commitment to the NSP, and; completed and submitted the attached application. 


Each scholarship winner will be required to provide a written description of Powderfall after the event, including what classes they took, and show their patrol the best practices that they have learned. If the winner is a young adult patroller (YAP), they will be required to take the specific sessions offered by the YAP National Committee at Powderfall 2017.


All applications are due by midnight (MST) on November 1st, 2016. All applicants must apply by completing and submitting the application below. The patrol director's written endorsement must be completed and submitted to by November 1st, 2016. All applicants will receive notification whether they received the scholarship by the week of November 14th, 2016. Those who did not receive a scholarship for Powderfall will be given a discount code to register for Powderfall on their own at early bird registration prices until December 15th 2017.


All applicants under the age of 18 must stay with a chaperone from their division or stay in the YAP pre-arranged housing at Powderfall. All scholarship winners under the age of 18 must notify the YAP National Program Director Paul Tourangeau ( if they will be accompanied by a chaperone or need one provided by the YAP National Committee by November 30th, 2016. If an applicant is attending with a chaperone from their division, that person's name must be provided by November 30th, 2016. 


All applicants under the age of 18 must sign a liability waiver and also have their parent or legal guardian sign the liability waiver (attached); all applicants under the age of 21 must sign a Conduct Agreement (attached); each chaperone must sign the Chaperone Agreement (attached) if the applicant is chosen. Each form must be filled out and submitted to by November 30th, 2016. 


The National Fundraising Committee and NSP office staff will judge all applications and determine the scholarship winners. All names will be redacted from applications during the judging. 



Application goes out August 31. 

Applications and recommendation letters due November 1st, 2016.

Notification to all applicants the week of November 14th, 2016. 

All waivers, Conduct Agreements, and Chaperone Agreements (if applicable) are due back to the NSP national office ( by November 30th, 2016