SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS
FAR WEST HAS GRANTS AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT SKI INITIATIVES
Far West Nordic Ski Education Association has a limited amount of money available to support XC ski clubs and community oriented ski projects. Any non-profit organization within the Far West geographic area of California, Nevada, and Arizona, is welcome to submit a grant request. Grant requests will be reviewed by the Far West Nordic Board of Directors. Grant applications will be judged based on potential benefits to local ski communities, a demonstrated specific need for the funds, and availability of Far West Resources. In the past, grants have gone to help create new ski clubs, to the purchase of skis for junior ski programs, to Ski For Light blind skier programs, and many other worthy projects. Grant requests can be mailed to Far West Nordic, PO Box 10046, Truckee, California, 96162 or emailed to email@example.com.
This scholarship fund was established by the Beauchamp family and the Far West Nordic Ski Association in memory of Ted Beauchamp, a long time supporter of cross country skiing and a dedicated member of the Far West board of directors. Ted had a deep love for the outdoors and had a passion for nordic skiing, which he passed on to others. Ted taught and coached many local youths and helped pass on some of his love for skiing to them. He was always there to volunteer for any event and to help with the coaching at the races. Ted’s two children, James and Emily, both have been highly successful participants in cross country ski racing in the Far West and Ted ‘s wife, Sue, has been an active supporter of the Far West Nordic Ski Association. Go to the Ted Beauchamp Scholarship for more information and to read about recent recipients of the scholarship.
NCCSEF (National Cross Country Ski Education Foundation)
Every year Far West donates $1000 to be used for the Scandinavian Cup Trip.
“NCCSEF is a backbone for the developement of world class skiers in the United States. Since the creation of NCCSEF, young American skiers have recorded historic finishes, and are continuing to break down the barriers toward winning Olympic medals in cross-country skiing.” -Kikkan Randall
In 2013, Far West Nordic’s board of directors approved a $1000 grant for TCCSEA Junior Development program. The TCCSEA Junior Development Program is an early development program for cross-country ski racing. The goal of the program is to introduce and develop cross-country ski skills, promote general fitness, and create a love of the sport to last a lifetime. The grant will go towards providing a year-round program that will bridge the training gaps between their Strider Glider program and the nordic school teams. This program is designed to both complement the current school nordic team’s training schedule by offering athletes high quality year-round nordic coaching within a more intimate group size and to assist nordic athletes in reaching the next level in their skiing.
Far West Nordic’s Board of Directors approved a $500 grant for Eastern Sierra Nordic Ski Association. ESNA is working to build a sustainable Nordic program for the Mammoth area’s youth. It will be working with the local high school and middle school as well as Mammoth Mountain Ski Area to offer a comp team, after several years of not having a program.