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:
The next generation of snowmobilers are here already. With kits available to turn their motorcycles into “Snow Bikes” and manufactures ramping up to introduce and produce a “Snow Bike” that is not a kit, we are faced with many challenges.
1. Making them part of the “Snowmobile” user group.
2. Safety and Education on the trail.
3. Sharing responsibilities connected with trail maintenance and protection.
Your Essay task is first of all to research our own laws and see how “Snow Bikes” are accepted. Answer the 3 points listed above sharing your thoughts on how we can overcome these challenges. Your responses are the tools we will use together to make and keep snowmobiling alive for future generations to come.
Applications must be received by March 30, 2017. 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.