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.
2008 - 2012 Scholarship Recipents
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]
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
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.
Singles Racing League
Castro Valley SC
Mt High SC
Skiyente SC (Erin Nicole)
Los Angeles Council
San Diego Council
Sierra Council (Frank App)
Friends & Family of Vern Sprock)
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.
Videos of scholarship athletes courtesy of YouTube.