George Dirth Memorial Scholarship
The George Dirth Memorial Scholarship Fund supports Colorado and Utah-based backcountry skiers/snowboarders. The Scholarship Fund is a non-profit created to build a lifesaving resource that is available to anyone who spends time skiing or snowboarding in the backcountry who needs financial help and is willing to do something to give back to the backcountry community. Their goal is to keep ALL backcountry users alive.
Each scholarship funds about half the cost of a Level 1 course (people are more committed to the training if they are also financially invested in it). The scholarship money is awarded only to those who have applied, qualify, and actually taken the course, as verified by their certificate. A key part of each application is their description and pledge of support to the backcountry community. The application requirements can be found at George Dirth Memorial Scholarship Fund.
We strongly believe that this education reduces the number of fatalities in the backcountry. If you need help to afford this education you can apply anytime before December 31st (the anniversary of George’s death).