training scholarships

The Arizona Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Foundation will open its discounted motorcycle training scholarships to the public at 8 a.m. Sept. 6. 

“AMSAF is excited to continue giving out scholarships to help educate new and current riders,” said Mick Degn, AMSAF executive director. 

“We want to thank AZGOHS director Alberto Gutier for his continued support for motorcycle safety in Arizona. This continues to be the largest single activity we do to promote motorcycle safety and awareness and to help reduce motorcycle crashes and fatalities. This will allow anyone in the state of Arizona to apply for, and receive, motorcycle training.”

The cost is $100, but scholarships are available. 

“AMSAF has provided more than 4,000 in Arizona to help educate riders,” Degn said.

A basic rider’s course can cost a motorcyclist in Arizona up to and more than $300. However, the AMSAF scholarship enables riders to obtain necessary safety training with a minimal out-of-pocket investment: a copay and receive a credit of $225 from AMSAF. 

Every Arizona motorcycle rider or potential rider is eligible to receive the AMSAF scholarship and can apply at amsaf.org/scholarships.

Demonstrating the successful completion of a rider’s skill course, or passing the in-person skills test, is required to earn the motorcycle endorsement (M) on an Arizona state driver’s license. Many major insurance companies offer insurance policy discounts for riders who have completed a safety and training course.

The basic rider course (BRC) is a perfect fit for new riders seeking the motorcycle endorsement or for any rider who wants to freshen up their skills. This course is certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF).

Arizona experiences more than 3,000 crashes a year involving motorcycles, and that number is on the rise. Promoting awareness of motorcycles on the road by drivers, in addition to safety training for riders, is a way to reduce crashes that lead to serious injury and fatalities.

Founded in 2011, AMSAF is a nonprofit foundation that is focused on reducing motorcycle and distracted driver crashes in Arizona through awareness through education and training. 

Visit AMSAF online at amsaf.org to learn motorcycle news and updates. Follow AMSAF on Facebook for more motorcycle rider safety tips at

facebook.com/amsaf.org.