In recognition of our member's accomplishments and our volunteer's efforts, the AMC Boston Chapter Mountaineering Committee gives back to our community through annual awards and scholarships. 

Lifetime Achievement Award

The AMC Boston Chapter climbing community awards one volunteer a Lifetime Achievement Award each year. The award recipient is chosen by the chair and other committee members. Our community is fortunate to have many volunteers who have dedicated decades of their free time to giving back to the climbing community. This award is a small way of recognizing their great efforts.

Craigen Bowen Award

The Craigen Bowen Memorial Climbing Scholarship will be awarded to a climber who is a promising beginner in their first few years of climbing, or who is eager to advance in rock, ice, winter pursuits, outdoor safety or other similar mountaineering endeavors. The scholarship may be used to take some form of formal climbing related instruction offered by an established and reputable organization.

The award will be presented each year at the Mountaineering Committee climbers’ holiday party.

Recipients must:

  • Attend the annual AMC climbers’ holiday party to receive their award.
  • Present a written report prior to the next AMC climbers’ holiday party to the Mountaineering Committee treasurer describing the program that the scholarship enabled them to take.

For more information contact: craigenaward@amcbostonclimbers.com

Scott Sandberg Volunteer of the Year Award

Scott Sandberg was an active, enthusiastic, and dedicated volunteer during the brief time he was a member of our community. In honor of his memory, each year the AMC Boston Chapter Mountaineering Committee awards one volunteer for their efforts over the previous year. The award recipient is chosen by the chair and other committee members. To nominate a volunteer, contact scholarships@amcbostonclimbers.com.