The Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club offers 2 scholarship programs: need and merit.
NEED BASED SCHOLARSHIPS
Youth may be eligible for scholarship funds through our partner, One22 Resource Center. For more information click here. To apply, please register for your youth activity first and then apply for YES program funds. One22 coordinates Youth Enrichment Scholarships (YES), with major funding provided by the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole and Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club.
The YES funds program is for JHSC student-athletes who are in 8th grade* and younger and are residents of Teton County. Applications are open August 1, 2023 - September 30, 2023.
Recipients of awards through the One22 process may also apply for additional financial support for competition expenses through the JHSC application process.
For student-athletes in the categories below, please apply for need-based funds through the JHSC's application process here after you have registered for your JHSC program.
Applications are open August 1, 2023 - September 30, 2023.
All student-athletes of any age attending school outside of Teton County, WY
All student-athletes who are in High School
Student-athletes in the following programs: *regardless of your grade in school
Alpine U16 & FIS Teams
Nordic Prep & Comp Teams
Freeride Competition Teams
Backcountry High School age only
Please contact Julie Klomparens at the JHSC business office with questions 307-733-6433 x102 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funds for Need-based Scholarships are drawn from the annual disbursement from the Karen Oatey Scholarship Endowment, the Annual Scholarship Fund and the Wes Barron Memorial Scholarship Fund (created specifically for Alpine need-based scholarships).
Additional scholarships and other financial aid is available through outside organizations such as US Ski & Snowboard, IMD, and NAASF. Please contact your coach or Program Director for more information.
- Betty Woolsey Merit-based Scholarships (U16 & older)
The Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club started the Betty Woolsey Olympian Endowment in 1992 in honor of Betty Woolsey. Ms. Woolsey was a member of the 1936 U.S. Women's Olympic Alpine Ski Team and continued her involvement with the U.S. Team as a competitor and as the Captain of the Women's team. The Betty Woolsey Olympian Endowment helps to recognize and support personal achievement and the excellence that she exemplifies. The endowment is currently over $100,000. The annual return of this fund, as well as donations to the Annual Scholarship Fund designated for "merit-based scholarships", provides these awards. Merit scholarships are awarded in the Spring after championship events.
Criteria for Merit Scholarships
U16 or older student-athletes or equivalent based on sport (YOB 2008 or earlier)
The general criteria for Merit Scholarships are
Athletic merit in competitive skiing or snowboarding (points, results, strength of competition schedule, invitations to special projects, placement on regional or national teams, etc.) See below for more specific criteria guidelines by sport
2. High level of commitment to excellence in their sport and personal development (including academics)
3. Degree to which athlete represents the mission of the JHSC
4. Adherence to the established JHSC student-athlete Code of Conduct and JHSC core values
Sport-specific Criteria for Funding (from lowest to highest):
Invitation to high performance non-commercial or regional camp/project
Competing in US Junior Nationals or USASA Nationals
Competing in US Nationals
NorAm Level Competition
Placement onto a NCAA Division I Ski Team
World Championships or equivalent
US National Team selection, camps or projects
Merit scholarship applications are assessed based on the level of merit represented according to both the general criteria and the sport-specific criteria, which also take into consideration the depth of the competition field.
The annual application deadline for merit-based scholarships is 5PM on the second Friday after spring break. Applicants will be notified of merit scholarship decisions within 30 days. Applicants for Merit Scholarships must submit:
1. A letter of application [500 words or less] explaining:
- Your current accomplishments and your long-term goals
- Your commitment as a student-athlete
- Your commitment to the JHSC mission and values, providing specific examples
2. A budget representing your current expenses and obligations to continue pursuing your goals and how you would intend to use Merit Scholarship funds. Keep in mind that funds may be granted in recognition of an external expense or opportunity, but distributions to merit scholars will be credited to the athlete’s JHSC account and not to third parties.
Please submit your application to Ali Sehnert email@example.com
Award amounts have ranged from $500 to $2,000. The total amount awarded varies year to year dependent upon the level of merit achieved as well as the number of applicants.
Successful applicants will be named a JHSC Merit Scholar. All distributions to Merit Scholars will be credited to the athlete’s JHSC account if possible.
If the Merit Scholar breaches their contract with JHSC, JHSC retains the right to withhold any restricted funds received for that individual and distribute those funds as it sees fit for the best benefit of the organization and its mission.