skip navigation

Athlete Scholarships

PCSS has compiled the following list of athlete scholarships from outside organizations and foundations.  If you think that we have missed a scholarship that should be included in this list, please contact Jackie Wilkinson.


Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation (UOLF)

The Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation (UOLF) will be accepting requests from September 15th to October 12th for financial assistance for Park City Ski & Snowboard (PCSS) program fees for Nordic, Freestyle, Freeski, Snowboard, and Youth Development sport programs for winter 2022-2023 season. The goal/purpose of the needs scholarship program is to create opportunities for all individuals/families to participate in PCSS sport programs regardless of ability to pay. Granted scholarship money is only available to apply to winter 2022/23 program fees. Funds are not guaranteed and are allocated on a first come-first serve basis.

Level 1 

Entry Level Program Scholarships (Need is based on self-reported monthly household income.)

Applicable programs:

  • Skimo- Devo 
  • Ski Jumping- Fundamental 1 & 2 Day, Try Fundamentals
  • Cross Country- Mini Gliders, Kickers & Gliders, Devo Prep, Club
  • Devo Freestyle- Devo Weeknights Only
  • Youth Development programs have this application built into the registration process (no need to complete the Level 1 application form unless you are requesting more than a 75% scholarship). 

Household Monthly Income Criteria:

  • 25% scholarship for household monthly income of $9,584.00 - $12,750.00
  • 50% scholarship for household monthly income of less than $9,583.00
  • 75% scholarship for households who have athletes that qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch under National School Lunch Program.
  • Please complete the Level 1 Scholarship if you are requesting more than a 75% scholarship.

Apply for Level 1 Scholarship

 

Level 2

Standard Scholarship Request (All PCSS programs, excluding Alpine, may apply for this needs-based scholarship.)

  • Participation information form filled out completely, including statement written by athlete. (If the participant is younger than 12 years old a family member may assist athlete with letter.)
  • Assets/ Liability Information section of form- optional
  • Copy of 2021 Federal income tax form, including Schedule C if applicable
  • Letter of recommendation from teacher, employer etc. We ask that primary sport coach not write a letter of recommendation
  • Social security number not required
  • Thank you note to UOLF donors with optional photo in sporting action

Apply for Level 2 Scholarship


Park City Ski Education Foundation (PCSEF)

  • Who: Current paid members of the PCSS Alpine division - full time U14, U16 and FIS Level
  • What: The Park City Ski Education Foundation (PCSEF) Board of Trustees is committed to providing financial assistance to PCSS Alpine athletes in order for them to pursue ski racing excellence. These Scholarships are designed to provide critical funds for qualified, talented athletes who otherwise would be unable to pursue their ski racing ambitions. Awarded scholarship monies will be applied directly to the participant’s PCSS Alpine tuition expense, camps, competitions or other projects.
  • When: Applications accepted on a rolling basis

Apply for PCSEF Scholarship


Lindsey Vonn Foundation

  • Who: Athletes of all genders aged 10-18. Financial need based on household income, number of dependents, and location/cost of living.
  • What: The Lindsey Vonn Foundation offers two types of scholarships. Enrichment scholarships are a financial aid option to allow the next generation to pursue their passion in academic and enrichment activities to reach their goals. Must be 10 to 18 years of age at the time of application. Applicants must be financially in-need based on the Federal Poverty Line.  Scholarship limit amount: $5,000. Another scholarship offered is the Sport Scholarship. This is a financial aid option to allow athletes to improve their technique, build confidence, and reach their goals. Must be 10 to 18 years of age at the time of application. Applicants must be financially in-need based on the Federal Poverty Line. Scholarship limit amount: $5,000. Athletes may only apply for one of the above scholarships per funding round.
  • When: Fall applications for Winter 2022/23 programs open July 1, 2022 and close at 5pm CT on September 30, 2022. 

Apply for Lindsey Vonn Foundation


I9 Sports Association

  • Who: Youth athletes under the age of 18
  • What: The i9 Sports Association offers scholarship grants to offset youth sports program participation fees for boys and girls under the age of 18.
  • When: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Apply for I9 Sports Grant


World Cup Dreams

  • Who: Elite Level/National Team Athlete, any discipline
  • What:
    • WCDF Fundraising Platform: Financial need is one of the main issues facing many upcoming athletes.  WCDF helps athletes raise money for their expenses by providing back-end support, but does not raise money directly for specific or individual athletes.  All funds go to WCDF, which will then determine grant recipients. World Cup Dreams Foundation (WCDF) exists to support, protect and inspire athletes.  We do not want to see a lack of funding stand in the way of athletes reaching their full potential.  
    • t2 World Cup Grant & t2 On the Rise Grant: Grant application for those high level athletes who meet criteria to cover expenses. Application currently closed.

Apply for World Cup Dreams Grant


Bill McGrath Memorial Scholarship Fund (coming soon)

  • Who: PCSS Alpine division - U12 / U14 (part time)

Gordon Lange Scholarship (Cross Country)

This application is currently closed. Information below is from the 2021/22 season as a reference.

  • About Gordon: Gordon was a long time Park City resident who coached for more than 40 years at all levels. He made a positive impact on the hundreds of athletes he coached. He had a lifelong passion for cross country skiing and working with athletes. More important than results, Gordon wanted athletes who he worked with to be good people, be considerate of others, do their best, and learn valuable life skills through sports. 
  • What: A merit, character, and needs based scholarship for current PCSS cross country comp athletes to go toward race or camp expenses. Can include team travel. 
  • When: Online application will become available here in early January 2023. With the application, please submit a letter or video with what you need the scholarship for and why you are applying. Scholarships will be announced in February. Any questions, please reach out to egarrard@parkcityss.org

Apply for Gordon Lange Scholarship


Give Like Sam

This application is currently closed. Information below is from the 2021/22 season as a reference .

  • Who: 
    • Be between 6th and 12th grade during the 2021-2022 school year
    • Live or attend school in Summit County, Utah
    • Willing to participate in a post-experience interview with the Live Like Sam Foundation
  • What: The purpose of the Give Like Sam Grant is to provide resources for young, community-minded individuals (and groups) to plan and carry out meaningful service projects to benefit the Summit County Communities. We encourage students to identify needs in our community, brainstorm solution and apply for funding to put their plan into action. All ideas are welcome, no matter how big or small.
  • When: Application closes December 15th and awarded January, 2021

Apply for Give Like Same Grant