Scholarship Fund for qualified families

Who should apply?

  • Applicant has at least an advanced intermediate ability level (comfortable on double blues)
  • Financial Assistance is based on need, income and motivation and decided by the Financial Assistance Committee

 When is the application due?

  • Applications must be received by November 1st
  • Applications may be mailed to DWSF, P.O. Box 4104, Durango, CO 81301
  • Incomplete or late applications will not be considered!

How do I apply?

  • Download, print and fill out the application below.
  • All applications reviewed only by the Scholarship Committee—office staff, coaches and program directors do not have the ability to offer financial assistance.

Criteria under consideration:

  • Academic Performance:  3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Citizenship, Leadership and Sportsmanship
  • Ability/desire to contribute back to the DWSF program

Athletic Scholarship Application


Successful Sports Parenting

A parent’s behavior on and off the field of play can determine whether a child has a positive experience participating in sport. Helping parents to be better role models, volunteers, and supporters is the goal of the Successful Sport Parenting CD-ROM, presented by USA Swimming and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association.

9 Strategies for Parents

Being a Positive Sports Parent

Competitive Advantage: A Parent Questionnaire by Dr. Alan Goldberg

US Ski Team Parent Questionnaire

Sports Resources

Winter Safety Link:

Heads Up Training:

Concussion in Youth Sports is a free, online course available to coaches, parents, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion. It features interviews with leading experts, dynamic graphics and interactive exercises, and compelling storytelling to help you recognize a concussion and know how to re-spond if you think that your athlete might have a concussion.

Once you complete the training and quiz, you can print out a certificate, making it easy to show your team you are ready for the season.

Play Positive – Teach Youth Athletes Good Sportsmanship

United States Ski Association membership is not required for non-compete athletes or to participate in local fun races/competitions.  An annual membership is required for only those athletes who wish to compete in major events.

Visit USAA to become a Member