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SRD/WCS Scholarship - Due October 1st
. U16's during 13.14 season only
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November 7-9, 2014 - Save the date -Education and Assessment Weekend

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September 17, 2014
2014 Far West Academic Team

Far West Skiing is very proud of the Academic Successes of the athletes of this division. Today we celebrate the 60 athletes, competing at the U16 age class or older in the Spring of 2014, that earned a 3.5 GPA or higher. These student athletes have balanced their training, travel and education to maintain a high level of success on and off the hill! These athletes have chosen many different educational routes: Public Schools, Academies, Charter Schools, and Private Schools, to meet their educational goals.
Congratulations!!!
*athletes have received a 4.0 or higher
Far West Academic Team 2014
Abbott* Diana   Forest Charter High School
Alvarez Pilar   Sugar Bowl Academy
Anderson* Lachlan   Mesa View School
Arvidsson  Karl   Woodside High School
Arvidsson* Erik   Lydian Academy
Auer Johann   Big Bear Middle School
Auer Sarah   Sugar Bowl Academy
Banales Alexandra   Bishop Manogue Catholic HS
Bender* Timothy   Forest Charter High School
Bickert* Maia   South Tahoe High School
Buongiorno Trevor   San Juan Hills High School
Cain Cameron   Pacific Charter Institute
Cashman Jordan   Forest Charter High School
Cashman* Keely   Forest Charter High School
Colby* Alexander   Mammoth High School
Cooper* Michael   Sugar Bowl Academy
Crist* Spencer   Sugar Bowl Academy
Danagher* Sinead   Sugar Bowl Academy
Davidson Christian   Las Lomas High School
Dunn* Lauren   Sugar Bowl Academy
Foulke* Chelsea   Cerro Coso College
Foulke* Ryan   Mammoth High School
Fourie JP   Sugar Bowl Academy
Goss Harrison   North Tahoe High School
Heit Elisabeth   Mammoth High School
Hurt Brett   North Tahoe High School
James Daphne   Sugar Bowl Academy
Kearns* Delaney   San Joaquin Memorial High School
Keller* Lauren   Laurel Springs School
Knorpp Griffin   Sugar Bowl Academy
Kohut Danielle   Marymount High School
Langager* Sierra   Alta Loma High School
Leggett* Alan   Sugar Bowl Academy
Longton* Lily Rose   Sugar Bowl Academy
Louis Haley   Sugar Bowl Academy
MacGregor* Kayleigh   Mammoth High School
Maiden Emma   Squaw Valley Preparatory
Maidman* Erin   Foothill Technology High School
Martel Calan   Seven Hills Middle School
Moffat* Kye   Berkeley High School
Moore* Shiloh   Whittier Christian High School
Oakley* Katherine   The Davidson Academy of Nevada
Padgett* Becka   Convent of the Sacred Heart High School
Peckinpah* Ashton   Redwood High School
Powell Nicole   Justin-Siena High School
Pretti* Amanda   I-School
Rescigno* Megan   Galena High School
Rodarte Luke   Sugar Bowl Academy
Sheffield* Courtney   Carondelet High School
Smith Kathleen   Sugar Bowl Academy
Snelbaker* Sydney   Alta Loma High School
Standteiner* Tenaya   Forest Charter High School
Stanton* Sydney   Academy for Academic Excellence
Taylor Laurel   Incline High School
Thompson Allena   Oak Ridge High School
Turner* Cole   Sugar Bowl Academy
Wehsener* James   Mammoth High School
Williams Natalie   Sugar Bowl Academy
Wolfe Cameron   Emerson Jr High School
Ziontz* Max   Santa Monica High School



June 30, 2014
Education and Assessment Weekend

Save the date, November 7-9, 2014, for a weekend of education, assessment, communication and gathering!
Physical Assessments - Saturday, November 8th
Parent and Athlete Communications- Saturday, November 8th
Coaches Education - Friday, November 7th
Officials Education - Saturday afternoon, November 8th, and Sunday, November 9th

More information to be announced mid-September! Looking forward to seeing you there.

 


 June 9, 2014
Dates - Summer and Fall to place on your calendar

October 1 - SRD/WCS scholarship application due
October 15th - Scholarship Applications due (Sprock, Hom, Trabert and DVR - see articles below, apply online)
October 15th - on time USSA membership

November 7-9, 2014 - Officials, Coaches, Parent Weekend and Athlete Physical Assessments



June 9, 2014
Dave Van Ruiten Memorial Scholarship (U18+)

 

Dave Van Ruiten, former Director of Racing at Sugar Bowl Resort, passed away on November 7, 2005.  He was the former Vice President of Far West Skiing, a tremendous leader and asset to junior ski racing in this region, and a highly respected professional.  He was instrumental in Sugar Bowl’s commitment and rise to national ski racing prominence over the past several years.  This special scholarship award to a Far West athlete with USST potential and financial need is named in his honor.

The Far West Board of Directors will once again offer  the Far West Skiing - Dave Van Ruiten* Memorial Scholarship for the 2013-14 ski season.  A TBA by July 1st fund is available from Far West Skiing.

The athlete chosen for this special award must be a U18+ for the coming season, and must have a legitimate chance of being selected to the United States Ski Team (USST), according to the judgment of the Far West Board, based on the athlete’s national junior FIS ranking in one or more disciplines. Applicants must be members in good standing with Far West Skiing. In the event the Far West Board believes multiple athletes meet the appropriate criteria, they will look to financial need to assist in the final decision process.

To apply for this scholarship, all applicants must complete and submit an online application. Applicants must be prepared to type in responses to the questions attached below, and upload (jpeg, pdf or docx) of your USSA athlete history(not including any summer results), 2 letters of recommendation, your most recent report card, 2 photos (1 head and shoulders and one action shot). All applications must be completed online by Wednesday, October 15th at 5:00pm. No applications will be accepted late, and incomplete applications will not be considered.

The dollar commitment to this scholarship fund will be set annually by the Far West Board of Directors at its Annual Meeting held each Spring/Summer.

The Far West Skiing Board of Directors will announce the recipient of this scholarship on its website on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014.

Online scholarship link can be found at the bottom of this article.

Questions regarding this scholarship can be directed to the Far West Skiing office, 530.559.4130 or lucy@fwskiing.org.


APPLICATION GUIDE(same for all 4 Far West Memorial Scholarships):

A complete application includes:
1.Online application questions completed
2.USSA Athlete History Viewer from the past season. This document is available on the USSA.org web site.            Must be uploaded.
3.Letters of Recommendation: Two letters are required. One letter should be from the athlete’s club or coach. The other letter should be from a teacher, academic advisor, or community leader. Letters should focus on sportsmanship, leadership, work ethic, community service, and obstacles or personal difficulties you have overcome. Letters of recommendation from a parent will not be considered. Must be uploaded.
4. A copy of your most recent report card from school. If not in school, please explain your circumstances. Must be uploaded.

5.Two photos of the applicant. One head and shoulders and one action shot. Must be uploaded.

All items that need to be uploaded to the online application must be in jpeg, pdf or docx format. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH 

To be answered via essay format during the online application:

1. What is it about ski racing that excites you?
2. What are your ski racing objectives for the coming year?
3. Ski racing is expensive for all, why are you in need of financial assistance?

4. What else are you doing to help support your ski racing?
5. What other funding resources do you receive through sponsorships or scholarships?

6. Tell us of your ski racing accomplishments; include any titles, honors or special awards you have received.

7. How do you combine education with ski racing?
8. What are your educational goals?

9. In what other sports, activities or hobbies do you participate?

Applications and the information therein is for the exclusive use of the Scholarship Committee only and will not be used for any purpose other than the award of scholarships, except the use of photos for possible associated publication.

Applications will be reviewed and scholarships awarded by November 5th. Funds for successful applicants shall be distributed by the Far West Skiing office.

Completed online applications must be submitted not later than Wednesday, October 15th by 5:00pm.

  LINK TO ONLINE SCHOLARSHIP

 


 

June 9, 2014
Bobbie Sprock Memorial Scholarship (U18+)

In honor of Bobbie Sprock, who along with her husband Vern owned Sierra Ski Ranch from 1950-1993, her family has established the Bobbie Sprock Memorial Scholarship to acknowledge athletes who will be U18’s and older who excel in ski racing, have strong character, demonstrate academic excellence, have a financial need, and must be members in good standing with Far West Skiing. There are eight (8) scholarships available in the amount of $250 per athlete.

To apply for this scholarship, all applicants must complete and submit an online application. Applicants must be prepared to type in responses to the questions attached below, and upload (jpeg, pdf or docx) of your USSA athlete history, 2 letters of recommendation, your most recent report card, 2 photos (1 head and shoulders and one action shot). All applications must be completed online by Wednesday, October 15th at 5:00pm. No applications will be accepted late, and incomplete applications will not be considered.

The Far West Skiing Board of Directors will announce the recipients of this scholarship on its website on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014.

Online scholarship link can be found at the bottom of this article.

Questions regarding this scholarship can be directed to the Far West Skiing office, 530.559.4130 or lucy@fwskiing.org.

APPLICATION GUIDE(same for all 4 Far West Memorial Scholarships):

A complete application includes:
1.Online application questions completed
2.USSA Athlete History Viewer from the past season. This document is available on the USSA.org web site.            Must be uploaded.
3.Letters of Recommendation: Two letters are required. One letter should be from the athlete’s club or coach. The other letter should be from a teacher, academic advisor, or community leader. Letters should focus on sportsmanship, leadership, work ethic, community service, and obstacles or personal difficulties you have overcome. Letters of recommendation from a parent will not be considered. Must be uploaded.
4. A copy of your most recent report card from school. If not in school, please explain your circumstances. Must be uploaded.

5.Two photos of the applicant. One head and shoulders and one action shot. Must be uploaded.

All items that need to be uploaded to the online application must be in jpeg, pdf or docx format. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH 

To be answered via essay format during the online application:

1. What is it about ski racing that excites you?
2. What are your ski racing objectives for the coming year?
3. Ski racing is expensive for all, why are you in need of financial assistance?

4. What else are you doing to help support your ski racing?
5. What other funding resources do you receive through sponsorships or scholarships?

6. Tell us of your ski racing accomplishments; include any titles, honors or special awards you have received.

7. How do you combine education with ski racing?
8. What are your educational goals?

9. In what other sports, activities or hobbies do you participate?

Applications and the information therein is for the exclusive use of the Scholarship Committee only and will not be used for any purpose other than the award of scholarships, except the use of photos for possible associated publication.

Applications will be reviewed and scholarships awarded by November 5th. Funds for successful applicants shall be distributed by the Far West Skiing office.

Completed online applications must be submitted not later than Wednesday, October 15th by 5:00pm.

  LINK TO ONLINE SCHOLARSHIP


June 9, 2014
Matthew Trabert Memorial Scholarship (2nd year U16's and older)

In honor of Matthew Trabert, a long time Far West racer out of Diamond Peak and moving to Team Savage later in his career. He attended the J3 Junior Olympics, and Western Region Tech Series. After retiring from the Far West division he was the Nevada State High School Champion and went on to University of Nevada Reno.

The Matthew Trabert Scholarship acknowledge athletes who will be 2nd year U16’s  and older who excel in ski racing, have strong character, demonstrate academic excellence, have a financial need, and must be members in good standing with Far West Skiing. There is one (1) scholarship available in the amount of $500.

To apply for this scholarship, all applicants must complete and submit an online application. Applicants must be prepared to type in responses to the questions attached below, and upload (jpeg, pdf or docx) of your USSA athlete history, 2 letters of recommendation, your most recent report card, 2 photos (1 head and shoulders and one action shot). All applications must be completed online by Wednesday, October 15th at 5:00pm. No applications will be accepted late, and incomplete applications will not be considered.

The Far West Skiing Board of Directors will announce the recipients of this scholarship on its website on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014.

Online scholarship link can be found at the bottom of this article.

Questions regarding this scholarship can be directed to the Far West Skiing office, 530.559.4130 or lucy@fwskiing.org.

APPLICATION GUIDE(same for all 4 Far West Memorial Scholarships)

A complete application includes:
1.Online application questions completed
2.USSA Athlete History Viewer from the past season. This document is available on the USSA.org web site.            Must be uploaded.
3.Letters of Recommendation: Two letters are required. One letter should be from the athlete’s club or coach. The other letter should be from a teacher, academic advisor, or community leader. Letters should focus on sportsmanship, leadership, work ethic, community service, and obstacles or personal difficulties you have overcome. Letters of recommendation from a parent will not be considered. Must be uploaded.
4. A copy of your most recent report card from school. If not in school, please explain your circumstances. Must be uploaded.

5.Two photos of the applicant. One head and shoulders and one action shot. Must be uploaded.

All items that need to be uploaded to the online application must be in jpeg, pdf or docx format. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH 

To be answered via essay format during the online application:

1. What is it about ski racing that excites you?
2. What are your ski racing objectives for the coming year?
3. Ski racing is expensive for all, why are you in need of financial assistance?

4. What else are you doing to help support your ski racing?
5. What other funding resources do you receive through sponsorships or scholarships?

6. Tell us of your ski racing accomplishments; include any titles, honors or special awards you have received.

7. How do you combine education with ski racing?
8. What are your educational goals?

9. In what other sports, activities or hobbies do you participate?

Applications and the information therein is for the exclusive use of the Scholarship Committee only and will not be used for any purpose other than the award of scholarships, except the use of photos for possible associated publication.

Applications will be reviewed and scholarships awarded by November 5th. Funds for successful applicants shall be distributed by the Far West Skiing office.

Completed online applications must be submitted not later than Wednesday, October 15th by 5:00pm.

  LINK TO ONLINE SCHOLARSHIP


June 9, 2014
Rick Hom Memorial Scholarship (U16.U18 Only)

This scholarship was formed by family and friends in 1993 to honor Rick Hom, who was the product manager for Head Skis and San Marcos Boots at Head Sports and was considered a ‘1-in-a-billion’ as a World Cup ski and boot tech before passing on September 16, 1992. Rick was from the Bay Area and grew up skiing in the Lake Tahoe area.  He also worked as the ski technician with the Squaw Valley Ski Team in the early 80’s and he loved ski racing.

To help keep Rick’s spirit and love of skiing alive, the Rick Hom Memorial Scholarship provides financial means to assist young, deserving skiers in continuing their racing careers. This scholarship targets athletes that will be U18 or U16 racers for the upcoming season, who are striving for excellence in school and on the race hill, while showing enthusiasm and sportsmanship. Athletes must show a financial need and be members in good standing with Far West Skiing. There are two scholarships available in the amount of $2,000 per athlete.

To apply for this scholarship, all applicants must complete and submit an online application. Applicants must be prepared to type in responses to the questions attached below, and upload (jpeg, pdf or docx) of your USSA athlete history, 2 letters of recommendation, your most recent report card, 2 photos (1 head and shoulders and one action shot). All applications must be completed online by Wednesday, October 15th at 5:00pm. No applications will be accepted late, and incomplete applications will not be considered.

The Far West Skiing Board of Directors will announce the recipients of this scholarship on its website on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014.

Online scholarship link can be found at the bottom of this article.

Questions regarding this scholarship can be directed to the Far West Skiing office, 530.559.4130 or lucy@fwskiing.org.

  RICK HOM MEMORIAL SKI SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS  
1993-94 Kristin Strathearn Squaw Valley Ski Team Alpine Meadows, Ca
1994-95 Kathryn (Kari) Keller Team Breckenridge Breckenridge, Co
1995-96 Sara Schleper Ski Club Vail Vail, Co
1996-97 Marco Sullivan Squaw Valley Ski Team Olympic Valley, Ca
1997-98 Madailein Sparks-Krebs Green Mountain Valley School Waitsfield, VT
  Peter Anderson Jr Waterville Valley Academy Waterville Valley, NH
1998-99 Aaron Bolduc Jackson Hole Ski Club Jackson, WY
  Grant Martin Breckenridge Ski Club Breckenridge, Co
1999-2000 Megan Hughes Burke Mountain Academy Killington, VT
  Kimberly Stephens Park City Ski Team Park City, UT
2000-01 Lisa Perricone Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Steamboat Springs, CO
  Ashley Thornton Mt. Bachelor Ski Ed Foundation Bend, OR
2001-02 Nathan P. Asoian Ski Club Vail Vail, Co
  Jenny Gilman Taos Sports Association, Taos Ski Team Taos, NM
  Jacob Dudek Park City Ski Team Park City, UT
  Patrick Duran Green Mountain Valley School North Fayston, VT
  A. Marsh Gooding Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Steamboat Springs, CO
  Sterling O. Grant Buck Hill Ski Racing, Team Amery, WI
  McCabe Mallin Aspen Valley Ski Club Aspen, CO
2002-03 A. Marsh Gooding Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Steamboat Springs, CO
  Tucker Vest Burton Team Summit Breckenridge, CO
  Claire Abbe Buck Hill Ski Racing, Team Burnsville, MN
  Travis Ganong Squaw Valley Ski Team Olympic Valley, CA
  Charles R. "Chad" Kruger Wilmot and Holy Hill Ski Team Burlington, WI
  Chelsea Marshall Green Mountain Valley School Pittsfield, VT
  Elizabeth Woods Crested Butte Academy Aspen, CO
2003-04 Megan McJames Park City Ski Team Park City, UT
  Ian McKnight Team Summit Durango, CO
  Eric Davis Team Summit Dillon, CO
  Lauren Eder Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation Hailey, ID
  Bobby Paulus Team Summit Silverthorne, CO
  Tina Roberts Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Steamboat Springs, CO
  Kelsey Roddick Chestnut Mountain JR Race Team Galena, IL
2004-05 Kelsey Roddick Chestnut Mountain JR Race Team Galena, IL
  Martin Harris Heavenly Ski Education Foundation South Lake Tahoe, CA
  Nicolas Tomczyk Park City Ski Team Park City, UT
  Lauren Eder Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation Hailey, ID
  Cory McConnell Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Steamboat Springs, CO
  Katie Hartman Team Summit Breckenridge, Co
  Molly Leonard Crested Butte Academy Fraser, CO
  Lane Shipley Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Steamboat Springs, CO
2005-06 Laura Hoff Squaw Valley Ski Team Winton, CA
  Trevor Leafe Burke Mountain Academy Monroe, NH
  Zach Collins Snowbird Sports Education Foundation Salt Lake City, UT
  Angel Collinson Snowbird Sports Education Foundation Snowbird, UT
  Corrie Ellis Jackson Hole Ski Club Victor, ID
  Julia Ford Holderness Schoool Plymouth, NH
  Kelsey Roddick Crested Butte Academy Galena, IL
  Madison Shepard Team Winter Park Kalamazoo, MI
  Kelley Fitzpatrick Meadows Race Team Keizer, OR
  Molly Leonard Crested Butte Academy Fraser, CO
  Tucker Marshall Green Mountain Valley School Pittsfield, VT
  Nicolas Tomczyk Park City Ski Team Park City, UT
2006-07 Kaylee Cortopassi Mammoth Mountain Ski Team Mammoth Lakes, CA
  Anton Hilts Mt. Bachelor Ski Ed Foundation Bend, OR
  Christopher Acosta Winter Park Competition Center Winter Park, CO
  Zach Collins Snowbird Sports Education Foundation Salt Lake City, UT
  Julia Ford Holderness Schoool Plymouth, NH
  Alex Jerred Ausblick Ski Race Team Oconomowoc, WI
  Kristin Leggett Killington Mountain School Killington, VT
  Anna Marno Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Steamboat Springs, CO
  Tucker Marshall Green Mountain Valley School Pittsfield, VT
  Derek Strand Park City Ski Team Kamas, UT
  Linsey Wright Mount Snow Academy Brattleboro, VT
  Taylor Wunsch Smuggler's Notch Ski Club  Swanton, VT
2007-2011 NO SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED    
2011-2012 Julia Bjorkman Sugar Bowl Academy Norden, CA
  Hannah Johnson Diamond Peak Ski Team Incline Village, NV
2012-2013 Garret Driller Squaw Valley Ski Team Olympic Valley, Ca
  Nicolo Monforte Squaw Valley Ski Team Olympic Valley, Ca
2013-2014 Maia Bickert Heavenly Ski Education Foundation Olympic Valley, Ca
  Michael Cooper Sugar Bowl Academy Olympic Valley, Ca

 

APPLICATION GUIDE(same for all 4 Far West Memorial Scholarships)

A complete application includes:
A complete application includes:
1.Online application questions completed
2.USSA Athlete History Viewer from the past season. This document is available on the USSA.org web site.            Must be uploaded.
3.Letters of Recommendation: Two letters are required. One letter should be from the athlete’s club or coach. The other letter should be from a teacher, academic advisor, or community leader. Letters should focus on sportsmanship, leadership, work ethic, community service, and obstacles or personal difficulties you have overcome. Letters of recommendation from a parent will not be considered. Must be uploaded.
4. A copy of your most recent report card from school. If not in school, please explain your circumstances. Must be uploaded.

5.Two photos of the applicant. One head and shoulders and one action shot. Must be uploaded.

All items that need to be uploaded to the online application must be in jpeg, pdf or docx format. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH 

To be answered via essay format during the online application:

1. What is it about ski racing that excites you?
2. What are your ski racing objectives for the coming year?
3. Ski racing is expensive for all, why are you in need of financial assistance?

4. What else are you doing to help support your ski racing?
5. What other funding resources do you receive through sponsorships or scholarships?

6. Tell us of your ski racing accomplishments; include any titles, honors or special awards you have received.

7. How do you combine education with ski racing?
8. What are your educational goals?

9. In what other sports, activities or hobbies do you participate?

Applications and the information therein is for the exclusive use of the Scholarship Committee only and will not be used for any purpose other than the award of scholarships, except the use of photos for possible associated publication.

Applications will be reviewed and scholarships awarded by November 5th. Funds for successful applicants shall be distributed by the Far West Skiing office.

Completed online applications must be submitted not later than Wednesday, October 15th by 5:00pm.

  LINK TO ONLINE SCHOLARSHIP


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