Part of the WoW mission is to raise funds to provide scholarships for girls to ski race. In keeping with this mission an annual WoW Scholarship of $1000 has been given to a deserving girl since the 2016-2017 season. After much deliberation and research the scholarship committee worked with the Mount Mansfield Ski Club and the Mount Mansfield Winter Academy to determine how the scholarship would have the most impact upon an aspiring young racer. The following criteria are considered when choosing such a recipient:
• Financial need as established by the MMSC and/or MMWA
• Enrolled in the 7th or 8th grade either in public or private school
• Motivation to reach her highest potential as a student and athlete
• Exhibit positive social and emotional skills when relating to peers and adults
We are very pleased to report that each year’s recipient of the WoW Scholarship has met with success both academically and athletically. At the end of each year WoW has received glowing descriptions of each girl’s progress. The girls have expressed through thank you notes their deep appreciation of this scholarship and the encouragement it has provided to help them pursue their dreams. They have also gone on to receive additional scholarships from other organizations to continue their participation in the Mount Mansfield Ski Club and Winter Academy.
Thanks to the generous donations of our members WoW has awarded scholarships totaling $4000 to two deserving girls. The WoW seventh grade recipient would have been unable to attend the Academy had it not been for this financial aid. The eighth grade recipient is most grateful that the scholarship will provide her with training opportunities she would not have had otherwise. Thank you to all who generously donated to the scholarship fund so we can continue and expand this program.