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Scholarship Information

Please contact us if you have any questions about SSWSC scholarship opportunities. Call the front office at (970)879-0695 ext. 100 or email

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Click here to see short descriptions of all SSWSC scholarship opportunities
These are short descriptions of available SSWSC Scholarships. Full descriptions, eligibility, and application deadlines are posted HERE as scholarships application periods open.

Summer/Winter SSWSC Program Fee Scholarship
This scholarship is intended to assist SSWSC families with their SSWSC program fees based on financial need. All athletes, resident or non-resident are eligible. Financial need and ongoing family involvement with the SSWSC will be considered. This scholarship is available in addition to the EZ scholarship.

Athletic Achievement Scholarship
These funds are generated by the Moose is Loose Golf Tournament as well as other private donations to this fund. This scholarship is for SSWSC athletes age 13 or older that qualify for a National Championship or Junior Nationals.

Carl’s Cup Scholarship
This scholarship opportunity is for SSWSC male or female athlete’s aged 11 to 16 years in any discipline who are currently active in the SSWSC programs and participating in out of town competitive events.
This scholarship fund has been made possible by local businesses, corporations, and life-long ski racers through their participation and/or donations to the Carl’s Cup Scholarship Race Series.  The goal of this scholarship is to provide an opportunity for young athletes to participate in out of town races and help ease the financial burden for the families of these athletes.

ATHLETES: Apply for the Carl’s Cup Scholarship Here!
This scholarship is funded by team entry revenue for the Carl’s Cup Scholarship Race Series and distributes roughly $6,000 per year. It is intended to help families with the cost of travel to competition, for ages 11-16, with a special focus on getting kids to their first competition if finances are an obstacle, or to make sure they can get to an important competition when budgets are tight. It is also unique in that the athletes are asked to fill out the scholarship form and write a letter explaining their need. The deadline for application is February 25 and scholarships will be awarded March 2. Athletes that receive a scholarship and that are in town are asked to come to the after-race party on March 2 to be introduced to all the Carl’s Cup racers and sponsors.

Neville Family Scholarship
These college scholarships will be awarded each spring to deserving Routt County athletes who will be attending college the following fall.  These funds are made available through a donation from Steamboat locals, the Neville Family.

Barbara Bolding/Jim Grew Snow Ski Scholarship for SSWSC Female Collegiate Skiing Graduates
This scholarship was established by Jim Grew to honor his deceased partner Barbara Bolding. This scholarship is awarded each year to a SSWSC female alumna who has completed her skiing at the collegiate level to be applied toward future academic expenses. This scholarship of $5,000 is awarded to the skier who best represents high achievement in academics (30%), sport (30%) and community service/volunteerism while at SSWSC and through her college experience (20%) as well as need (20%).

Bill Michalek Scholarship
Bill Michalek Scholarship is awarded twice a year (spring and fall) to an athlete in any SSWSC program between the age 13 and 18 years old. The scholarship fund was established in 1997 to provide funding to a deserving middle or high school student from Routt County with financial need who is involved in the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. Financial need, athletic achievement and community involvement will be considered.  The $2500 scholarship will be used to help cover travel and program expenses.

Joe Bishop -SSWSC Winter Carnival Grand Marshal Scholarship

Joe and Sara Bishop became supporters of the Steamboat Springs Winters Sports Club when their sons Hunter and Philip skied with the SSWSC.  The Bishops have been passionate about the SSWSC and our athletes.  Over the past 20 years, they have generously contributed to numerous fundraising events, various SSWSC projects and most recently the Transportation Safety Initiative that replaced all of the club’s 15 vehicles over a 3 year period. 

Joe kept a roll of $2 bills in his pocket.  When he would see children, whether it was in the supermarket or the post office, he would give them a $2 bill.  It was his “signature” way of a spreading a little kindness to kids.  When the Bishops were honored as the 2018 Winter Carnival Grand Marshals, they participated in the Opening Ceremony where Joe approached the princesses and handed each of them a $2 bill.  It was difficult to tell who enjoyed the moment more.

Sadly, Joe passed away in January, 2019.  The SSWSC family misses him greatly.  His wife Sara, wishes to continue to honor Joe and has established the Joe Bishop SSWSC Winter Carnival Grand Marshal Scholarship.  Two- $2,000 scholarships will be awarded annually to SSWSC student-athletes between the ages of 12-18 years old.  Winners will be announced by February 7 each year and the scholarship awards will be presented at the Winter Carnival Opening Ceremony each year. See application here

SSWSC EZ Scholarship

The SSWSC offers an EZ Scholarship to all local athletes enrolled in a SSWSC winter program. The goal of the EZ Scholarship program is to offset the cost of programs fees to allow more local youth with the opportunity to participate in our programs. There is no application for the EZ scholarship. It can be applied for all resident participants based on their family’s adjusted gross income (AGI) from the previous year’s tax return as part of the registration process. EZ Scholarship awards are up to 40% of program fees. A credit corresponding to the table below will be applied after you submit your application, when your registration is processed (the adjusted fee does not show up when you submit your registration but is applied by our office manager before any accounts are charged). IMPORTANT: In addition to the EZ Scholarship, any registrant can apply for the additional winter program fee scholarships below, whether or not you are eligible for the EZ Scholarship.

2020 AGIEZ Scholarship 2021/22 Season
Greater than $160,0000% *
Less than $60,00040%

*Not eligible for the EZ Scholarship, but may apply for winter program fee scholarships below.