Please respect that the money for these scholarships was raised by the goodness of many others and lots of fundraising efforts. Only apply if you fit one of the criteria above, or have another strong reason worth telling us about. We have a limited number of small scholarship to offer.
The scholarship will be awarded toward the cost of attendance to one of our avalanche courses. Preference will be given to those women with financial need who describe their meaningful contributions to their communities.
Please apply at least 3 weeks prior to the course that you intend to take. We aim to notify scholarship recipients 2 weeks before their course.
Value of scholarships may vary depending on current applicant pool, available funding, and amount of need determined by Backcountry Babes. Please don’t tell us you need a scholarship because your brand new backcountry set up was very expensive. We want to hear about you, and what makes you unique, so please don’t copy and paste any part of our scholarship directions into your responses.
We are exploring creative ways to support the mothers in our courses, both instructors and students. If you are interested in volunteering for childcare on a different weekend than your course takes place, please note that in your application. Your answer to this question will not affect your scholarship.
We are also looking for volunteers to help in our fundraising efforts for our scholarship program. If you are interested in attending avalanche conferences, backcountry galas, slideshows and film festivals on behalf of Backcountry Babes, please let us know in the application. Again, your answer to this question will not affect your scholarship.