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:   The cost of everything in winter recreation over the past ten years has
skyrocketed. Snowmobiling is an expensive sport when you take into consideration
all things connected to it. Groomers and all their attachments, the ones doing the
grooming, a home for the groomer, Sno-Parks, plowing, administration, trail
construction/maintenance, and the list goes on. Money does not grow on trees in the
USA or CANADA. Even when we find money to help our cause, we run into
roadblocks because of the origin of the items we are trying to buy. There must be a
better way.

Essay Challenge:  In the USA and CANADA, there is money available to support
our needs in the snowmobile world. Finding it, qualifying it, and acquiring it is the
beginning of your challenge. See List Below:
1. Where traditionally do the funds come from for your local and State / Provincial
snowmobile needs?
2. What are the funds available to be used on?
3. How do you petition for these funds?
4. Are there funds available that are not being petitioned for in your area?
Finally, can you share with us your thoughts and ideas of how to financially support
our cause for the next generation of snowmobilers?

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, 2019.

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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