BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE

The Far West Ski Foundation augments the Athletic Scholarship Program through funds raised by direct contributions. Athletic scholarships are awarded to developing Alpine ski racers participating in programs within the Far West Ski Association geographic region (Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah or Washington). The Foundation makes its scholarship selections with an eye toward expectations of the long-term contributions that the student-athlete may make to the snowsports community and the larger community as well.

Scholarships currently range in value starting from $500 and may range upward 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. Grants are made to the teams on which they compete, not to individuals.

The competitor must apply for a scholarship according to the schedule published by FWSA, usually end June. Scholarships are awarded by September 30. Any competitor who is currently a United States Ski Association (USSA) licensed U21, U18 or second year U16 (15 years old) athlete, competing in a USSA affiliated Alpine Ski Racing program is eligible to apply for a scholarship. Athletes who have previously applied, but not awarded a scholarship, and previous scholarship recipients are all encouraged to apply.

Questions concerning the FWSA Athletic Scholarships should be directed to David Krupp, FWSA Athletic Scholarship Committee Chair. [email protected]

2015 Sponsors

Special thanks are due to sponsors Whitefish Mountain Resort and Grouse Mountain Lodge in Montana, Schure Sports, Inc. (the makers of Karbon brand ski clothing), and Far West Racing Association. These are all continuing sponsors

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Partnerships and sponsorships for the scholarship program are welcome.  Partners agree to a three year commitment of $500 per year.  Sponsors generally agree to an award of greater value that may be auctioned or drawn in a marquee opportunity drawing.  For further information on partnerships and sponsorships contact David Krupp, Chairman, Athletic Scholarships, through the website FWSA.org.

Our Partners

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Scholarship Recipients

You can view the complete list of past Scholarship Recipients or click on the year below to download a recipients list with for that specific year.

Scholarship Recipients

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Videos of scholarship athletes courtesy of YouTube.

Molly Leavens

Molly Leavens, age (2015) 17, attends Park City High School and is a member of the USSA Elite Team. Her interests include math, science, and art. She was a member of the varsity track team at her school from her freshman through junior years’. Her goal for the coming season is to win at least one event at the U18 Nationals and compete in the U.S. Nationals. Last year, she was ranked #1 in downhill and #10 in Super G in her age group. She finished the season with 3 podiums and 1 top 10. Awarded scholarship by FWSA Video courtesy of YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WED-2wVlsbQ

Elyse Burandt

Elyse Burandt,(2015) age 17, attends Joel E. Ferris High School in Spokane, WA whereshe is a member of the varsity soccer team. As a member of the Schweitzer SkiTeam, her objective for this season is to make the U18 Nationals. Last season Elyseplaced #13 in downhill and #16 in Super G in her age group. She had 2 podiumfinishes and placed in the top 10 seven times. Awarded scholarship bySkiyente Ski Club, Portland, OR. Video courtesy of YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuEwFtWy8Lk

Erin Maidman

Erin Maidman, (2015) age 17, is from Ventura, California and pursues her academics through Stanford University’s Online High School program. One of her main interests is making films which she has been doing now for 6 years. She played volleyball in past years both in high school and club leagues but now focuses primarily on ski racing. As a member of the Mammoth Mountain Ski Team, she received the U16 Female Skier of the Year in both 2011-2012 and 2012-2013. Last season, Erin had 3 top 10 finishes. Awarded scholarship by FWSA. Video courtesy of YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK8ihsZOlUc

Addison Dvoracek

Addison Dvoracek scored 10th in Giant Slalom and 7th in Slalom for his age group during the 2012-2013 competition season. He reached the podium once out of five top ten finishes. His coach Bradford Saxe reported that Addison worked hard throughout the season to firm up his fundamental skiing and the effort paid off. He qualified for the U18 Nationals and was 11th in the Slalom and 13th in Giant Slalom. At the U.S. Alpine National Championships, he placed 40th in Giant Slalom and 20th in Slalom. Both of these results came from start positions deep in the field. He finished standing top two in his age group Awarded FWSA scholarship. Video courtesy of YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFZz6M1OJfo

Lila Lapanja

In 2013, Lila Lapanja continued to compete at a World Cup level of performance culminating in her successful defense of her junior combined title at the U.S. Nationals. By the end of the season, she stood 2nd in Super G, 4th in Giant Slalom, and 2nd in Slalom in her year group. Lila contemplates a busy and difficult season in 2013-2014. She will have in excess of 45 FIS starts traveling with the U.S. Ski Team in Canada, Europe, and the U.S. Her focus is to excel in the NORAM race series and to take advantage , if given the chance, in some World Cup races for the ultimate learning experience. Coach Seth McCadam praises her as one of the top technical skiers in the U.S. “She also has proven to be a take-charge person who is able to successfully implement strategies to maximize her potential.”Awarded scholarship sponsored by the Sierra League and Council. Video courtesy of YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ez_r7mMbEgw

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