Far West Masters Scholarship Program

The Scholarship Program is a program founded and operated by volunteers from the Far West Masters to support ski racing and junior athlete development in the Far West division.

Scholarship Program

The 2017 scholarship awards have been announced - congratulations to these athletes!

The Far West Masters Scholarship Program has been raising funds for deserving Far West junior skiers since 1992. All money raised comes from Far West Masters racers and supporting sponsors and donors. All administrative activities involved in the fund-raising and review of athlete scholarship applications are done on a volunteer basis by members of the Far West Masters, which allows us to distribute the funds with no overhead to Far West Junior Athletes.

We would like to thank everyone who has supported this program, particularly the sponsors and donors who generously contribute to support the raffles and other fundraising efforts. And congratulations to all of our scholarship athletes!

About the Scholarship Fund Program

Our program initially raised money simply by direct contributions from Masters racers. However, over the years the program has expanded to include more fundraisers, including such events as:

  • A season-long raffle with prizes ranging from dinners, gift certificates, ski wax and accessories to skis, poles and bindings
  • A dual race including Masters racers and junior scholarship winners

Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of financial need, ski racing potential and exemplary work ethic. Recipients of the award must forerun one of our races and speak at that day's awards ceremony. It's always fun to see these hot juniors tear up our courses, and equally impressive to listen to them talk about their goals and desires.

The Masters also fund a concussion awareness program that includes purchasing and making available to all Far West junior athletes the IMPACT baseline cognitive test which helps assess head injuries and when it is safe for an athlete to return to sport.

How to Contribute

If you would like to contribute to the scholarship fund by donating money or items for our fund-raising raffles, your support would be greatly appreciated!

If you have questions or would like to learn more, please contact program chairman Eddie Mozen (contact info for Eddie is available on the Contacts page)

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Sponsors and Donors

We'd like to thank the following primary sponsors for providing prizes for this year's raffle, along with all the sponsors and donors who so generously support this program.

Rossignol-Dynastar-Lange logo
Look for Mike Braun on race day for up-to-the-minute Swix wax tips and temperature reports.
Uvex Sports Uvex Sports
Helmets, goggles, and sunglasses. For details on race products, visit uvexrace.com.
Sun Valley Ski Tools Sun Valley Ski Tools
Visit Race-Werks for online catalog and info at race-werks.com.
Holmenkol Holmenkol Ski Wax
Spyder Spyder ski racing apparel Fischer Skis Fischer Skis
Spirakut logo Spirakut ski tuning tools GrindRite logo Grindrite ski and snowboard tuning machines and accessories
Winterstieger logo Winterstieger ski and board tuning machines and accessories Bogle Winery Bogle Winery
Main Management Main Management
Customized investment solutions
Interstate Safety Supply Interstate Safety Supply
Nevada's largest and most complete safety equipment distributor
Mountain Hardwear Mountain Hardwear
Mountain gear - clothing, jackets, tents, sleeping bags, backpacks
Elan Elan Skis
GoPro GoPro