Special Scholarship Announcement

Loop Fire Staff Ride and USHA Conference

The American Wildfire Experience is offering a special scholarship (up to $500) for one person to attend the U.S. Hotshots Association Conference and Loop Fire Staff Ride, held in Santa Clarita, CA, from March 24-27.

We understand that not everyone is able to afford opportunities outside of regular training, particularly during the “off” season. This scholarship is intended to help overcome financial barriers (e.g., travel, hotel, food expenses) for someone who would benefit from attending the staff ride, conference, and networking events.


  • Must be a current permanent or seasonal wildland firefighter at the Squad Boss (or equivalent) level or below.
  • Recipient must attend the Friday staff ride and formal meetings/presentations on Sat.

Application process:

  • Apply for the scholarship here: https://tinyurl.com/4b8patdj
  • Application open from February 11, 2022 to February 20, 2022.
  • Recipient will be notified on February 25, 2022.
  • This is a reimbursable award (recipient must submit receipts in order to receive funding).
  • Recipient’s registration fee is sponsored by the USHA.

Questions: bethany@wildfire-experience.org

Visit USHotshots.com to learn more about the staff ride and conference.

Offered by the American Wildfire Experience, supported by MYSTERY RANCH