The Philmont Staff Association has provided scholarships since its founding in 1973. From the beginning, the PSA raised funds to provide scholarship for Rayado trek participants, but over the years we’ve expanded to include other Individual Treks, Staff Scholastic Scholarships, and PTC Youth Scholarships. Our named scholarships honor and remember staff that are forever on the trail. The Philmont Staff Association began awarding scholarships for college expenses to Seasonal Staff in 2005. As of the end of 2019, $535,000 has been presented to 554 college-bound staff to assist with the cost of their education, with awarding $65,000 in 2019 alone. If you would like to consider a gift to our Scholarship Endowment funds.
Trek Scholarships, administered by the Philmont Staff Association, are annually awarded to deserving campers who wish to take part in Summer Treks program.
Campers are encouraged to apply.
Each year The PSA raises funds for Seasonal Staff Scholarships that help them financially with their college funding. Each year we award $1,000 to seasonal staff members, each year is different so number of scholarships available will vary.
Seasonal Staff is encouraged to apply.
By a generous donation of a Philmont Staff Association patron, the Philmont Training Center will be issuing a limited number of $100 scholarships for youth ages 5-10 years to participate in a Philmont Training Center youth program for their first time. Scholarship funds may be used for youth participating in Philmont Family Program or Philmont Family Adventure conducted at Philmont Scout Ranch only.
PTC Youth are encouraged to apply.