Far West Athletic Scholarship Program...
Far West Ski Association awards Athletic Scholarships to developing Alpine ski racers participating in programs within the Far West geographic region.
Special thanks to our sponsors, Whitefish Mountain Resort
, Grouse Mountain Lodge
, Kandahar Lodge
and Schure Sports, Inc
., the makers of Karbon
brand ski clothing and Far West Racing Association
, we are able to fund scholarships ranging in value from $250 to $1,500.
Scholarships assist athletes who are committed to pursuing a competitive Alpine racing program. Scholarship funds may be used to offset training expenses and competition entrance fees, but may not be used for personal travel or equipment.
Skiyente Ski Club (Erin Nicole Scholarship)
Mountain High Snowsports Club
Northwest Ski Club Council
Los Angeles Council of Ski Clubs
San Diego Council of Ski Clubs
Sierra League & Council (Frank App Memorial Scholarship)
Castro Valley Ski Club
Scholarships are awarded according to a weighted set of criteria. The four criteria include:
- Athletic performance in four Alpine Disciplines as recorded by USSA
- Academic Achievement
- Community Service
- Financial Need
All applicants are ranked according to these criteria and reviewed by a set of judges with long experience as racing officials. The judges make their selections and the results merged to pick the student-athletes for the coming racing season.
Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
Any competitor who is currently a United States Ski Association (USSA) licensed U21, U19 or second year U16 (15 years old) athlete, competing in a USSA affiliated Alpine Ski Racing program is eligible to apply for a scholarship.
Applicants must reside in or compete with an Alpine Ski Racing Club or Team within the Far West geographic region that includes the states of Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington or Wyoming.
Athletes who have previously applied, but not awarded a scholarship, and previous scholarship recipients are all encouraged to apply.
Download the FWSA Application
The completed application is due by June 30
. Scholarships awarded by September 30.