2019 Emerging Trail Leaders Scholarship Program

Leave a lasting legacy

The Hulet Hornbeck Emerging Trail Leaders Scholarship Program for 2019 will bring 16 young adults, ages 21-28 to the International Trails Symposium (ITS) and Training Institute.


At the ITS, Emerging Trail Leaders will learn from experts, get practical experience with a service project, network with professionals, engage in discussions with career advisors, and take a step closer to a career in the trails world, so they, too, can leave a lasting legacy on the world— as Hulet did.

Involvement in the Symposium exposes young professionals to multi-generational dialogue about conservation and recreation. During past Emerging Trail Leaders programs, established resource professionals benefitted just as much from the exchange as the field looks to foster new leadership.

Each scholarship is $2,500, and will cover the cost of ITS registration, airfare, Syracuse ground transportation, field trip costs, lodging, and meals.

Diversity and inclusivity are important to us so that we can meet everyone’s deepest needs, values, and long-term interests. We welcome individuals of all backgrounds to apply regardless of past trails experience. We are more interested in potential.

Interested in sponsoring a scholarship? Download the sponsor contract and select the $2,500 sponsor level.


ITS 2019 Emerging Trail Leaders Scholarship Application

All applications must be submitted online by October 15, 2018.

Apply for a scholarship

(Please note: A Google account is required in order to submit an application online. If you do not have a Google account, fill in the two-page application to the right, provide the additional items requested, and email to candace@americantrails.org with the subject line: ITS 2019 Emerging Leaders Scholarship - Your Name.)


Questions? Contact Candace Gallagher, Emerging Trail Leaders Scholarship Committee Co-Chair, at candace@americantrails.org or (530) 645-3096