Please consider applying for a scholarship if your family needs support! Click here to learn more and start your application.
Ski & Snowboard Club Vail is very proud of our scholarship program, and we would like to highlight some key changes that have been made to increase the level of support for our families. In 2021-2022, SSCV made changes to our scholarship procedure by considering the average additional expenses facing our families for participation in the sport (equipment, passes, travel, camps, etc.) beyond the Club program fees. In doing so, we believe we are more accurately capturing our families’ financial needs and better able to support them with aid dollars.
We also have increased our maximum scholarship award from 75% of program fees to 100% of program fees. These were pivotal changes and we are very encouraged by the initial results. We are helping more families and have grown the available pool of aid funds. We hope to build on this in the future and increase the number of families that we are able to support.
Please see the table below for further information on how our scholarship program impacts our families. The table can also serve as a resource for families considering applying for scholarships in 2024-2025. Please note this is not a guarantee of qualification for aid but, rather, a general guideline.
An athlete’s respective program fee has a significant bearing on whether or not a family may qualify for support. We are witnessing some families qualifying for aid as their program fees increase as kids age through the program, so please keep that in mind if you are in younger, part time programs.
Funding for the Scholarship Fund comes from individual and corporate donations, including through the generosity of Alpine Bank, as well as fundraising events, sponsorships and grants. Additionally, SSCV coaches, academic coaches and administrators donate each year to the Scholarship Fund reflecting the staff’s deep belief in providing the opportunity for all kids to experience snowsports. We are humbled by our staff’s support “For the Kids”.
Scholarships are available from SSCV to support up to 100% of program fees. Please note that scholarships are not available for postgraduate athletes, with the exception of long standing SSCV athletes taking a postgraduate year or athletes living with host families.
All scholarship requests must be submitted online to School and Student Services, an organization independent of Ski & Snowboard Club Vail. SSS is a service of the National Association of Independent Schools. Based on the information you provide, SSS calculates an estimated amount that your family can contribute toward program expenses at SSCV. SSCV will use this information to help determine awards for our athletes.
The deadline to apply for scholarships is Round 1: May 15, 2024 or Round 2: October 1, 2024. Funding priority will go to round 1, therefore we encourage all applicants to apply at that time. If we exhaust available funds, round 2 funding may not be available. Please make note that fall scholarship applicants will be required to make payments on their account towards program fees prior to notification about scholarship awards.
Please go to the SSS website and click on the prompt to begin your Parents’ Financial Statement. You will create a user name and password, which will allow you to complete the PFS over more than one session. This will give you time to gather the required information for the application. Only one PFS is needed per family regardless of the number of children applying. However, in the case of separated or divorced families, each parent must complete the entire process with SSS. A fee is required to submit your financial statement to SSS.
Please select SSCV as your designated school of choice. Our school code is: 164499. For families who wish to share their financial information as part of a financial aid application with another institution (for example, a college or private school), you can select other schools at no additional charge.
Scan all required financial documents and upload to the SSS website. The required documents include:
- complete tax returns for the last 2 years (including all schedules)
- corporate tax returns for business owners (if applicable)
- W-2s and 1099s for the most recent year
Download the SSCV Financial Aid Application. Fill out the application and upload this document to the SSS website.
Complete Steps 1-3 no later than May 15, 2024, or October 1, 2024.
For technical questions related to the SSS software or help with the PFS (financial statement), please call SSS Customer Service at (800) 344-8328. Please contact SSCV Chief Business Officer Tiffany Hoversten at (970) 790-5127 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any other questions related to the scholarship process.
It is the family’s responsibility to make sure that the file is complete. You may verify this by going to the parent portal at this link.
Families who do not complete this process with SSS will not be considered for scholarship awards.
Families will be notified in writing of the scholarship decisions approximately 6-8 weeks after the deadline.