Leadership Scholarship

The CMC Leadership Scholarship is a statewide program to invest in our volunteer trip leaders, school instructors, and school directors. Our volunteers share their time, expertise, and passion with our members. The Leadership Scholarship supports their efforts by providing scholarships for trainings that further their education and skill development.

The Leadership Scholarship is available to CMC members who are volunteer trip leaders, school directors, school instructors, or those in training. You must also be able to fulfil the requirements of your scholarship by leading 6 trips/course days over the following 2 years. At this time, scholarships are available for the following courses: 

  • Avalanche Terrain Avoidance
  • Wilderness First Aid

The following scholarships are available to those who have led 5 trips over the last year. 

  • AIARE 1
  • AIARE 2 *with 3 trips being on avalanche terrain
  • AIARE Companion Rescue
  • AMGA Single Pitch Instructor *with 3 trips being technical climbing
  • Wilderness First Responder

To apply for a Leadership Scholarship, please submit an online application. CMC Staff review applications on a rolling basis. Scholarships are awarded based on the availability of funds and equitable distribution across CMC groups. Recipients of ATA, CPR, & WFA scholarships will receive a discount code to register through the CMC website. Other trainings will be reimbursed with proof of receipt. Approved applicants will be notified by email. 

Terms of Agreement: 

  • As a scholarship recipient, you agree to lead a minimum of 6 CMC trips or school field days in the 2 years following your training. 
  • If you do not fulfill your leader/instructor commitment, you may be ineligible for future scholarship funding. 
Any questions regarding the CMC leadership scholarship can be directed to SCHOLARSHIPS@CMC.ORG