AIMS International, the unmatched leader in amusement safety education, has several scholarship opportunities available for those who wish to attend the 2025 AIMS International Safety Seminar but who may not have the financial means to attend on their own. The 2024 scholarship winners include:


IAAPA Foundation / Alan Ramsey Scholarships

  • Abby Dobney
  • Matthew Klimek
  • Timothy Dacey
  • Mitch Huston
  • Brandon Vinc
  • Sarah Petrone
  • Jeremy Carrington
  • Isabel Fletcher
  • Arturo Alvarado


OABA Scholarships

  • Alberto Blas
  • Uriel Guzman
  • Alvaro Ruiz
  • Juan Pablo



IAAPA Foundation / Alan Ramsay Scholarship

The amusement industry lost a dear friend in 2011 when Alan Ramsay passed away at the young age of 41. Alan was a friend to anyone he met and a true fan of our industry, possessing a passion and commitment for the amusement industry. Alan served on the AIMS Education Committee and was instrumental in providing many of the recommendations for the AIMS International Safety Seminar to the AIMS Board of Directors.

In tribute to Alan, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) is honored to provide five scholarships to the AIMS International Safety Seminar in his name. Alan is missed, but his positive impact on the industry will not be forgotten. 


To apply for an AIMS International scholarship, please send an email to with the scholarship you are applying for in the subject line, and in 1,000 words or less, describe why you believe you are deserving. Scholarship applications are due by November 10, 2024.