Scholarships

The Patrol Fund Community Scholarship has been established by the Ski Patrol at Whitefish Mountain Resort to promote wilderness medicine and/or snow safety education in the community. The fund offers five different scholarships annually. The purpose of this scholarship fund is to support winter enthusiasts and professionals in pursuing upper level wilderness medicine and avalanche education.

Scholarship Awards 
The recipients of The Patrol Fund Community Scholarship are awarded the cost of the course tuition and fees. Lodging and food costs are not included. Applicants may apply for one course per season.

Courses available for application include:

  1. Wilderness First Aid—offered through Aerie Backcountry Medicine.
    Course Dates: Various classes to choose from.
    Location: Missoula, MT.
    Course Value: $195.
  1. Wilderness First Responder—offered through Aerie Backcountry Medicine.
    Course Dates: Various classes to choose from.
    Location: West Glacier, MT.
    Course Value: $625.

  1. Level 1 Avalanche—offered through The Patrol Fund Inc.
    Course Dates: Mar. 6 – 8, 2018 (Weekday).
    Location: Whitefish Mountain Resort, Whitefish, MT.
    Course Value: $200. 
  1. Level 1 Avalanche (Ladies Only)—offered through The Patrol Fund Inc.
    Course Dates: Feb. 2 – 4, 2018.
    Location: Whitefish Mountain Resort, Whitefish, MT.
    Course Value: $200. 
  1. Level 2 Avalanche—offered through The Patrol Fund Inc.
    Course Dates: Feb. 22 – 25, 2018.
    Location: Whitefish Mountain Resort, Whitefish, MT.
    Course Value: $325. 

Qualifications

  • Applicants must reside in Flathead, Lake, Lincoln or Glacier counties.
  • Applicants must meet the prerequisites for the course to which they want to attend.
  • Applicants must be 15 years or older.

Applicants may not be members of the WMR Ski Patrol or family members of the WMR Ski Patrol.

Deadline 
All application materials must be emailed to info@thepatrolfund.org, or delivered in person to the Summit Patrol HQ, by January 14th, 2018. Applicants must submit:

  • The completed application form and essay.
  • One letter of reference.
  • A current resume.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Scholarship recipients will be notified via email no later than January 17th, 2018.