Dave Van Ruiten Memorial Scholarship
Dave Van Ruiten, former Director of Racing at Sugar Bowl Resort, passed away on November 7, 2005. He was the former Vice President of Far West Skiing, a tremendous leader and asset to junior ski racing in this region, and a highly respected professional. He was instrumental in Sugar Bowl’s commitment and rise to national ski racing prominence over the past years. This special scholarship award to a Far West athlete with USST potential and financial need is named in his honor.
Athletes applying for this award must be a U18+ for the coming season, and must have a legitimate chance of being selected to the United States Ski Team, according to the judgement of the Far West Board of Directors, based on the athletes national junior FIS ranking in one or more disciplines. In the event the Far West Board believes multiple athletes meet the appropriate criteria, they will look to financial need to assist in the final decision process.
To insure the money is used for ski racing expenses, the funds are deposited in the FWS Racer Account and credited to each recipient’s account.
2022-2023 Recipient: David Morken
Far West Masters Scholarship
The Far West Masters raise funds annually, which they award to Far West junior racers with talent, an exemplary work ethic and financial need. To insure the money is used for ski racing expenses, the funds are deposited in the FWS Racer Account and credited to each recipient’s account.
Far West Master’s Scholarship requirement and application can be downloaded on this website after July 1 of each year. Master’s Scholarship applications are due by September 15th annually. Scholarship applications are reviewed and awarded by the Far West Master’s Program.