MSA Scholarship Program

Each year MSA sponsors a $500 scholarship.

Requirements for considerations are as follows:

Applicants must be a member of Montana Snowmobile Association (MSA) and have been accepted to an accredited post-secondary academic or vocational/technical school.  Students with non-traditional education, individuals returning to the work force and continuing students are encouraged to apply.

He or She will submit an essay for judging.  The essay topic will differ each year.  The essay topic will be determined by the WESTERN CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE.  MSA’s Scholarship Winner’s Essay will be eligible to compete for the WESTERN CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP.


Essays will be judged on depth of content, clarity, organization and persuasiveness.

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 suppose to go.  We have a trespassing problem i.e. wilderness, wildlife winter range, private and non-motorized areas.  Although these are “Rogue Events”, if 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.

  • Through Law Enforcement.
  • Through Self-Policing.
  •  Through Education.
  •  Through Advertisement.


For more information contact Mary Herzog


The Western Chapter of Snowmobile Associations Inc. will again be offering a scholarship to either a graduating high school senior or a person currently enrolled in college. This will be a $2,000 grant and will be given to the winner regardless of other grants or scholarships that the student may also receive. Essays will be judged on depth of content, clarity, organization and persuasiveness.

Requirements are as follows:

  1. The applicant must be a member of a snowmobile association/federation that is also a member of the Western Chapter of Snowmobile Associations Inc.
  2. The applicant must submit the completed application form.
  3. The applicant must submit a resume detailing his/her involvement in snowmobiling as well as extra-curricular activities.
  4. The applicant must include an essay (subject on the application form). The essay should be a minimum of 2 pages double-space and typed. Keep in mind that a well-researched, comprehensive essay will undoubtedly be significantly longer and we certainly encourage that.
  5. The application must be received by the Association/Federation by March 17, 2017.

The winner of the Western Chapter Scholarship will be announced at the International Snowmobile Congress in June.

The funding for this scholarship comes from the financial support of the Member Associations and donations received throughout the year.  This scholarship is available to both the United States and the Canadian snowmobilers involved in Associations/Federation who are members in good standing with the Western Chapter of Snowmobile Associations Inc.

An alternate will be picked if the winner should decide not to enroll in college.

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