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It is part of Purgatory Ski Teams mission to create a diverse community of people sharing a common interest in the positive development of children that is accessible to those of all socioeconomic backgrounds.

The Durango Winter Sports Foundation was created to provide youth in the community with the opportunity to train and compete in winter sports to the best of their ability. In furtherance of this goal, the Durango Winter Sports Foundation has a scholarship program to assist with tuition for the Alpine, Freeride and Freestyle Ski Teams based on financial need. Scholarship assistance comes from grants, individual and corporate donations, and fundraising events.

Program Summary

  • Full or partial tuition scholarships may be awarded
  • Returning athletes and new athletes are eligible
  • All decisions to award scholarships are final and shall be made in the sole discretion of the Durango Winter Sports Foundation Executive Board.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applications are due and must be received by November 1st
  • Scholarships are awarded by November 15th
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need and desire to participate
  • Consideration is given when there are multiple athletes from the same family
  • Athlete/Parents must work off 100% of team work deposits when applicable (all teams may not charge work deposits) / demonstrate willingness to volunteer

Distribution of Funds

  • Scholarship funds are applied directly to the athlete’s tuition
  • A portion of scholarship funds may be retained for later disbursement to aid in travel expenses

Scholarship application open from 10/17/2018 - 11/13/2018

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