Make an Impact: The WAS Ambassador Program and Scholarship Opportunities

At Whistler Adventure School (WAS), we believe in not only providing top-notch education but also in fostering a community of passionate and engaged students. To support this vision, we offer the WAS Ambassador Program, an initiative that offers the WAS Ambassador Scholarship to outstanding students enrolled in our full-year Marketing Media Manager or Mountain Sport Technician programs and our Adventure Tourism Winter, Adventure Tourism Summer, Ski/Snowboard Guide Training and our Bike Guide Training programs.

The WAS Ambassador Scholarship is more than just a financial award; it’s an opportunity for students to immerse themselves in their educational journey while actively sharing their experiences with a broader audience. As recipients of this scholarship, students will become ambassadors of our vibrant community, tasked with capturing and conveying the unique facets of their Whistler experience.

Each WAS Ambassador is guided by an advisor who provides support and direction throughout the program. This mentorship ensures that students not only excel academically but also develop their skills in content creation and storytelling. Ambassadors document their educational journey, from the classroom to the breathtaking outdoor adventures that Whistler has to offer.

Through blog articles, social media posts, videos, and other creative content, WAS Ambassadors showcase their growth, challenges, and triumphs. This content serves to inspire future students, giving them a glimpse into the dynamic and enriching life at Whistler Adventure School.

Who Can Become a WAS Ambassador?

The WAS Ambassador Program is designed for passionate and driven students eager to share their unique Whistler Adventure School experiences with the world. To be considered for the prestigious WAS Ambassador Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Enrollment in a Full-Year Program:

Students must be enrolled in a full-year program at WAS, providing a comprehensive educational experience.

  1. Demonstrate Financial Need:

The scholarship is intended to support students who require financial assistance to pursue their studies.

  1. Commitment to the WAS Scholarship Agreement:

Successful applicants must agree to and adhere to the WAS Scholarship Agreement, which outlines the responsibilities of WAS Ambassadors, including content creation and sharing.

  1. Interest in Community Impact:

Ambassadors should have a keen interest in the impact of their activities on people and communities. We seek students who are excited about how their experiences can inspire and benefit others.

If you are a dedicated student accepted into our programs, have a need for financial assistance, and are passionate about sharing your journey, the WAS Ambassador Program could be the perfect opportunity for you. By becoming a WAS Ambassador, you will play a crucial role in enriching our community and inspiring future students.

Benefits of Becoming a WAS Ambassador

  1. Financial Support

One of the most significant benefits of becoming a WAS Ambassador is the financial assistance provided through the WAS Ambassador Scholarship. This scholarship helps alleviate the financial burden of tuition and other educational expenses, allowing you to focus on your studies and experiences.

Depending on eligibility, students are awarded up to $1500 towards the full year Marketing Media Manager and Mountain Sport Technician programs and lesser amounts to the additional programs.

  1. Professional Development

As a WAS Ambassador, you will gain valuable skills in content creation, storytelling, and social media management. By sharing your journey through blogs, videos, and photos, you’ll develop a professional portfolio that showcases your ability to engage and inspire an audience. This hands-on experience is invaluable for your future career, particularly in fields related to marketing, media, and sports management.

  1. Mentorship and Support

Each WAS Ambassador is paired with a designated advisor who provides guidance and support throughout the program. This mentorship ensures that you receive personalized advice and assistance, helping you maximize your potential both academically and personally.

  1. Community Impact and Networking

Being a WAS Ambassador positions you as a role model within the Whistler Adventure School community. You’ll have the opportunity to inspire future students by sharing your experiences and insights. Additionally, you’ll build a network of connections with fellow students, faculty, and industry professionals, opening doors to future opportunities, collaborations, and friendships.

How to Apply for a WAS Ambassador Scholarship

Applying for the WAS Ambassador Scholarship is straightforward. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

1. Check Admission Requirements

Before you start your application, ensure you meet the general admission requirements for WAS. You must be 18 years or older, and for international students, proof of English language proficiency is required. 

2. Complete the Online Application Form

Visit the WAS admissions page and complete the online application form. You’ll need to provide several supporting documents, including:

  • A professional CV/resume
  • A copy of your passport with a picture
  • Permanent Resident Card (if applicable)
  • An English certificate or test results (for international students)
  • An outdoor activity portfolio/resume (only for guide training programs)
  • Optional: Scholarship application form and a personal essay

3. Submit Supporting Documents

Attach all the required supporting documents to your application form. This documentation helps to verify your eligibility and supports your application for the scholarship.

4. Submit Your Application

Once you have completed the form and attached all necessary documents, submit your application through the WAS website. After submission, you will receive a confirmation, and your application will be reviewed by the admissions team.

By following these steps, you can apply to become a WAS Ambassador, gaining not only financial support but also the opportunity to develop valuable professional skills and contribute positively to the WAS community.

The Impact of the Ambassador Program on WAS

The WAS Ambassador Program has a profound impact on Whistler Adventure School (WAS) by enhancing its authenticity and showcasing the genuine experiences of real students. Ambassadors play a critical role in promoting the school and its programs, helping to build a vibrant and engaged community that accurately reflects life at WAS and in Whistler.

Promoting WAS and Its Programs

Ambassadors serve as the face of WAS, sharing their educational journey and day-to-day experiences through various content forms such as photos, videos, blogs, and social media posts. This firsthand storytelling provides prospective students with an authentic glimpse into what it’s like to study and live in Whistler. By highlighting the unique aspects of their programs, whether it’s the hands-on learning in the Marketing & Media Manager course or the practical skills gained in the Mountain Sport Technician program, ambassadors create a compelling narrative that attracts new students and showcases the quality and diversity of education at WAS.

Building the School’s Brand and Community

The ambassadors’ content not only promotes the school but also plays a crucial role in building and strengthening the WAS brand. By sharing real experiences from the classroom, within the community, and throughout their adventures in Whistler, ambassadors help to cultivate a sense of authenticity and trust. This real-life portrayal is invaluable for prospective students who are looking for an educational experience that is both enriching and true to life.

Moreover, ambassadors contribute to the school’s community spirit. Their active participation and engagement in school activities, community events, and local life in Whistler foster a strong sense of belonging and camaraderie among students. This vibrant community atmosphere is one of WAS’s key selling points, and the ambassadors’ stories help to highlight this unique aspect of the school.

Through their efforts, WAS ambassadors effectively bridge the gap between the school and potential students, enhancing the school’s visibility and reputation. Their authentic content not only draws new students but also reinforces the school’s commitment to providing a real and engaging educational experience. This, in turn, helps WAS continue to grow and thrive, attracting a diverse and dynamic student body eager to become part of the Whistler Adventure School community.

The WAS Ambassador Program is a unique opportunity to enhance your educational journey while making a positive impact on the Whistler Adventure School (WAS) community. By becoming a WAS Ambassador, you can gain invaluable professional experience, financial support, and the chance to share your passion for adventure and learning with the world.

If you meet the criteria and are excited about the prospect of representing WAS, we encourage you to apply for the WAS Ambassador Scholarship. Your journey could inspire future students and contribute to the vibrant and dynamic community we pride ourselves on.

Your Next Steps:

  1. Read more about the WAS Ambassador Scholarship and decide on a program.
  2. Join Our Monthly Virtual Sessions: Discuss and ask questions with a dedicated education advisor. Click here to sign up for the next one.
  3. Start your application. Apply for the WAS Ambassador Scholarship today and start your journey towards becoming a leader and role model within the WAS community. 

Contact an Education Advisor: Have questions or need more information? Reach out to our education advisors who are ready to discuss the program in more detail and help guide you through the application process. 

We look forward to welcoming new ambassadors who are passionate, driven, and ready to make a difference at Whistler Adventure School. Start your adventure with us today!