ASA Scholarship Program

The Alberta Snowmobile Association is once again pleased to announce two scholarship programs, which are available to ASA Trail Pass members. We are the Alberta member of the Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations (CCSO) and a member of the Western Chapter of the International Snowmobile Council (ISC).

The ASA offers a $2000 scholarship and the winner will be entered into the Western Chapter of the International Snowmobile Council, who offer a $2000 scholarship. These will be awarded to either a graduating senior from high school or a person who is currently enrolled in college. This will be given to the winner regardless of other grants or scholarships that the student might also receive.

To qualify for either program, the following criteria must be met:

The applicant must be a Trail Pass member of the Alberta Snowmobile Association as of January 1 of that scholarship year
The applicant must submit with the scholarship paper:
A cover letter
A resume including extracurricular activities
A summary of his/her involvement in snowmobiling including Trail Pass number
A transcript of his/her grade point average
The applicant must include a paper on the following subject
The essay should be a minimum of two typed pages, double-spaced using initial caps, Arial, font size 10 and the alignment should be justified.

This year’s scholarship essay is to be written with the following theme:

“Essay topic: The 2014-15 Snowmobile Season took a big hit with Low Snow in many areas. In fact, some of the areas like California, Oregon, and Washington experienced a No Snow year. This was a gigantic impact on our sport. This resulted in low or no sleds registered, club memberships declined and some provincial snowmobile association memberships took a big hit. The financial support needed to promote and maintain snowmobiling in this Country was affected more than ever before. Knowing all this, what would you do to keep this sport alive in your area? How would you promote and maintain membership both local and province wide as well as National? ”
Essays will be judged on depth of content, clarity, organization and persuasiveness.

Applications must be received by March 30, 2016. Send applications to:

Alberta Snowmobile Association, 11759 Groat Road, Edmonton, AB T5M 3K6

Any entries received after that date, will not be considered.

The Alberta Snowmobile Association will arrange for judging of the entries and will forward the ASA Scholarship winning paper to the Western Chapter Scholarship Chair for entry to that $2000 scholarship as well.