Scholarship

Rick Hom Memorial Scholarship

Rick HomThis 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 U19 or U16 racers for the upcoming season, who are striving for excellence in school and on the race hill, while showing enthusiasm and sportsmanship. 

Previous scholarship winners from the area have been: Kristin Strathearn (93-94, Squaw Valley), Marco Sullivan (96-97, Squaw Valley), Travis Ganong (02-03, Squaw Valley), Martin Harris (04-05, Heavenly), Laura Hoff (05-06, Squaw Valley) and Kaylee Cortopassi (06-07, Mammoth Mountain). 

2016-2017 Recipients: AJ Hurt and Francesca English

Matthew Trabert Memorial Scholarship

Rick HomIn 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.

Applications for this scholarship are available in the Fall of each season.  

 

2016-2017 Recipient: Tenaya Standteiner
Application available June 2017

Bobbie Sprock Memorial Scholarship

SprockIn 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 U19+ or older, who excel in ski racing, have strong character, demonstrate academic excellence, and have a financial need. 

To insure the money is used for ski racing expenses, the funds are deposited in the FWS Racer Account and credited to each recipient's "account."

Applications for this scholarship are available in the Fall of each season.

2016-2017 Recipients: Maia Bickert, Kevin Caravelli, Sinead Danagher, Sheldon French, Mo Lebel, Magnolia Neu, Calvin Wilson and Max Wingard
Application available June 2017

Dave Van Ruiten Memorial Scholarship

DVRDave 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 years. This special scholarship award to a Far West athlete with USST potential and financial need is named in his honor.

Athletes applying for this award must be a U19+ for the coming season, and must have a legitimate chance of being selected to the United States Ski Team, according to the judgement of the Far West Board of Directors, based on the athletes national junior FIS ranking in one or more disciplines. 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 insure the money is used for ski racing expenses, the funds are deposited in the FWS Racer Account and credited to each recipient's "account."

Applications for this scholarship are available in the Fall of each season.

2016-2017 Recipient: Luke Rodarte
Application available June 2017

Far West Masters Scholarship

FWMThe Far West Masters raise funds annually, which they award to Far West junior racers with talent, an exemplary work ethic and financial need. To insure the money is used for ski racing expenses, the funds are deposited in the FWS Racer Account and credited to each recipient's "account."

Far West Master's Scholarship requirement and application can be downloaded on this website after July 1 of each year. Master's Scholarship applications are due by September 15th annually. Scholarship applications are reviewed and awarded by the Far West Master's Program.

Application will be available June 1st

2016-2017 Recipients
 

Staudenmayer, Zack 2004 Squaw   French, Sheldon 2000 Mammoth
Woodruff, Kaelin 2003 Diamond Peak   Jacobs, Ned 2000 Mammoth
Le Francois, Aiden 2003 Mammoth   Staley,Connor 2000 Mammoth
Morozinski, Michelle 2002 Bear Valley   Brown, Cheyenne 99 Squaw
Seator Braun, Anastasia 2002 Mammoth   Louis, Haley 99 Sugar Bowl
Goss, Guthrie 2002 Squaw   Meyer, Rachel 99 Diamond Peak
Robillard, Luca 2002 Squaw   Snelbaker, Sydney 99 Mammoth
Cooper, Faith 2001 Sugar Bowl   Anderson, Lachlan 99 Mammoth
Ferre, Jillian 2001 Squaw   Buongiorno, Trevor 99 Mammoth
Huml, Zazie 2001 Northstar   Caravelli, Kevin 99 Squaw
Meyer, Kaci 2001 Diamond Peak   Sousa,Connor 99 Mt Shasta
Samuels, Sami 2001 Sugar Bowl   Wingard, Max 99 Squaw
Staudenmayer,Sophia 2001 Squaw   Brown, Katherine 98 Mammoth
Amon-Franceschi, Bruno 2001 Mammoth   Danagher, Sinead 98 Sugar Bowl
Matteson, Cole 2001 Squaw   Kennedy,Alyssa 98 Diamond Peak
Wingard, Drew 2001 Squaw   Lebel, Maureen 98 Mammoth
Hudson, Sarah 2000 Sugar Bowl   Wilson, Calvin 98 Diamond Peak
Hurt, AJ 2000 Squaw Valley   Bickert, Maia 97 Mammoth
Eisen, Erik 2000 Mammoth   English, Francesca 97 Squaw
Felger, Casey 2000 Mammoth   Standteiner, Tenaya 96 Far West

 

 

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