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:

With so much new technology in the Snowmobile/Snow Bike/Winter Motorized industry, we are going places we never imagined 50 years ago. Consequently, some are going places they are not supposed to go. We have a trespassing problem i.e. Wilderness, wildlife winter range, private and non-motorized areas. Although these are ‘rogue events’, it affects everyone. The end result is ‘trail and area closures’. That said, even though we were not the offender, we need to come up with and incorporate solutions to the problem at hand.

Essay Challenge:

Below is a list of traditional methods that have been used in the past to attempt to solve the problem. Please expound on each one by sharing your thoughts, both the Pros and Cons. Now, share with us some brand new ideas that will help minimize these incursions and keep our trails and areas open for the next generations to come.
1. Through Law Enforcement.
2. Through Self-Policing.
3. Through Education.
4. Through Advertisement.

Applications must be received by March 30, 2018. 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.