The underlying objective of the Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club is to provide an opportunity for all community youth to develop their potential as skiers and snowboarders. The costs involved in skiing and snowboarding and traveling at the regional and national levels can be burdensome, and the JHSC Scholarship Program was established to help mitigate the limiting nature of these costs.
As only a limited amount of scholarship funds are available, all athletes must pay a portion of their expenses. Scholarships partially offset equipment, race, and travel-related expenses.
It is our intention that recipients of scholarship funds will, at some point, make a contribution of time or money back to the JHSC. In doing this, they will ensure that the scholarship program from which they benefited will continue to have the means to support athletes in the future.
The Scholarship Committee will consider the following criteria, in no specific order:
• Academic Performance: 3.0 cumulative GPA
• Commitment to the JHSC Program
• Citizenship, Leadership, and Sportsmanship
• Ability/desire to contribute back to the JHSC program
Thanks to the generous support of our local community scholarships are available through our general Scholarship Fund, the Wes Barron Scholarship Fund, the Johnny Curtis Scholarship Fund, the Nordic Challenge Scholarship Fund, the Brent Newton Ski Foundation and the Betty Woolsey Olympian Endowment. During the 2010-2011 winter season over $30,000 was granted to local kids.
The general scholarship application is used for the JHSC Scholarship, the Wes Barron Scholarship, the Johnny Curtis Scholarship, and the Nordic Challenge. Essays are written annually for the Brent Newton Ski Foundation and the Betty Woolsey Olympian Endowment.
Scholarships and other financial aid are also available through outside organizations such as USSA-IMD and NAASF. Please contact your coach or the Program Director for more information.
To apply for a JHSC Scholarship please fill out the scholarship application and submit it to the Executive Director. Applications for program fees are due on September 26th and November 1st. Travel requests and special circumstances will be reviewed throughout the winter.
To support this fund please send a check to:
Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club
P.O. Box 461
Jackson, Wyoming 83001
or make a gift on our donation page indicating Scholarship Fund in the Comments Box.
Thank you for helping to keep winter sports affordable for local kids and families.