The Fall Scholarship Program
Deadline for the 2023-4 season is September 16, 2023
The Sugarloaf Ski Club (SSC) accepts financial assistance applications from young snowboarders and skiers. Funds are limited and preference is given to athletes from Franklin & Somerset Counties. The Fall Scholarship Program is funded by the Town of Carrabassett Fund & The Dick & Martha Ayotte Fund Before applying please read the fund descriptions for eligibility requirements here
The Sugarloaf Ski Club hopes to foster both recreational and competitive snow sport activities. While some children will take part in competitions, these funds are meant to encourage children to develop a healthy outdoor interest in a lifelong sport which plays a significant role in both work and play in our region.
The scholarship grants are partial, and are intended to help those children who would not be able to participate in a program without financial assistance.
Eligible programs include:
Perfect Turn Minicuffer, Bubblecuffer, Hayburner programs
RSU#58 and Stratton Punch Pass Lessons
CVA Weekend Program
Carrabassett Valley Academy
Instructions for application to the Fall Scholarship Program
A single common application form is used for all programs and funds, and will be considered by the committee by end of September, 2023.
Applicants must complete an application form which includes a letter from applicant describing his or her Snowsport experience and goals for the season.
The application form is normally available online by July 1. The application form will also be available in the fall at local schools. Eligibility requirements are in the descriptions of funds page.
Applications must be postal mailed (not hand-delivered or emailed) and postmarked by Sept. 16, 2023 to:
Sugarloaf Ski Club, 9008 Main Street, Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947
For more information about the program, or to verify receipt of your application, email Theclub@sugarloafskiclub.org. DO NOT call the Ski Club office.
Sugarloaf Ski Club Merit Awards
The Community/Scholarship Committee of the Sugarloaf Ski Club may have funds available for one or more deserving Ski Club members who qualify to attend a post-season competition or to attend special high level invitation only national training camps run by USSA or USASA. Applicant & Family must be members of the Sugarloaf Ski Club as of January 10, 2023, a member of USSA or USASA and must be at least 12 years old at time of this application. There are no residency requirements.
For consideration for a merit award, athlete must submit:
a completed application
a statement of why the athlete believes he or she deserves funding from the Ski Club
Applicant must mail all components of the application to: Sugarloaf Ski Club 9008 Main Street, Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947.
Application must be postmarked by March 31 for post season competition grants.
The Virginia "Ginny" Bousum CVA Tuition Scholarship
The Sugarloaf Ski Club is offering an annual athletic merit scholarship award in memory of ski club President Virginia "Ginny" Bousum . The award is for for a current CVA winter term or seven-month student who will return the next school year for the full-year term; or for a CVA Weekend Program athlete who is applying for the full-year term.
This merit scholarship is to be given to the male or female alpine, freestyle, ski cross or snowboard athlete who will most benefit from being at CVA for the full year and whose family is also a Ski Club member prior to the start of the calendar year in which he/she is applying.
The minimum amount of the scholarship is $2,000. CVA will choose the recipient. The scholarship is for one year and will be applied to the cost of tuition for the coming academic year. The award payment will be made to CVA. A new recipient will be chosen each year.
If you wish to be considered for the scholarship, please complete the application and write an essay. The due date is May 15th. All the details are explained on the attached application.