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SCHOLARSHIPS

Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation is committed to supporting the scholastic achievements of graduating seniors from public and private high schools located within the TTUSD boundary, including Truckee High, North Tahoe High, Forest Charter High, Sierra Continuation High School, Cold Stream Alternative, Sugar Bowl Academy, and Tahoe Expedition Academy. In 2023, TMRF will be awarding $100,000 in scholarships to high school students enrolling in higher education during the Fall of 2023, comprising the following awards: 

  • One $60,000 Award.  Paid over 4 years, $15,000 per year.

  • One $30,000 Award.  Paid over 4 years, $5,000 per year in years 1 and 2, followed by $10,000 in years 3 and 4.

  • One $10,000 Award.  Paid over 1 year. 

 

Application Site: CLICK HERE

Scholarship applications are due annually in the spring, with finalists selected by the Tahoe Mountain Resorts Scholarship Committee. Each finalist will be interviewed individually as part of the selection process.

GRANT SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA & APPLICATION

TMRF selects scholarship recipients based on:

  • Academic achievement

  • Financial need and vocational interest

  • Demonstrated interest and/or clear vision around the student’s ability to significantly improve the climate and/or the human condition.   

  • Extra-curricular activities, environmental interests, and volunteer efforts

  • Individual interviews (if selected as a finalist).  Finalists will be provided additional information to prepare for interviews.

To be eligible for TMRF scholarships, students must live in California and attend a public or private high school within the TTUSD boundary.

Application Site: CLICK HERE                                   

 

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BY THE NUMBERS

A quick look at some of the Foundation’s contributions in the Tahoe-Truckee area in 2022:

  • $110,000 awarded annually in scholarships

  • One $60,000 scholarship awarded annually, paid in four annual increments of $15,000

  • One $30,000 scholarship awarded annually, years 1 & 2 receive $5,000 and years 3 & 4 receive $10,000

  • One $10,00 scholarship awarded annually

  • Four $2,500 scholarships awarded annually

  • Over 100 local high school students have received TMRF scholarships

 

“Education is the key to making a positive difference in our local students’ lives. It’s exciting and rewarding to see our local schools produce truly excellent students who have been accepted into many of our country’s finest schools.”

– Michael Park, TMRF Board Member

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much do you give out each year?

TMRF has given in the range of $100,000 or more annually for student scholarships over the last several years.  In 2023, TMRF plans to award $100,000 in high school scholarships for college-bound students, as well as $20,000 to support trade or vocational school efforts.

 

Can you tell me about the scholarship process?

TMRF works directly with Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation (TTCF) and their Foundant Technologies software application. The students complete one common online application for community scholarships. The application process is the responsibility of the student.

 

Once the scholarship application portal has been closed for submissions the scholarship committee meets and reviews all completed applications. Based on this initial review, the committee invites a select group to interview. In a speed dating like setting, interviewees spend five minutes with each committee member. After the interview process has concluded, the committee makes its final selections and assigns awards.

 

Are scholarships limited to 4-year institutions or does higher education qualify?

Scholarships are not limited to 4-year institutions, all higher education qualifies. Understanding the ever mounting costs of higher education and the potential opportunities provided by community colleges we grant scholarships to students who are beginning their higher education at either a community college or 4-year institution. The $30,000 award was contemplated to assist students who might first attend community college and move to a 4-year institution to best leverage the awarded amount.

 

How important are grades?

Grades are important, to qualify candidates must have a 3.75 or greater GPA. However, there are other influencing factors the Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation Scholarship Committee selects recipients based on including:

a) Academic
b) Financial need and vocational interest

c) Demonstrated interest and/or clear vision around the student’s ability to significantly improve the climate and/or the human condition.   
d) Extra-curricular activities, environmental interests, and volunteer efforts
e) Individual interviews (if selected as a finalist).  Finalists will be provided additional information to prepare for interviews.
*Must be a current CA resident

 

Are scholarships paid directly to the recipient or to the school?

Whichever the family prefers, or the school requires. However, proof of enrollment is required annually.

 

When are the scholarships awarded?

Scholarships are awarded annually each spring near graduation time. The actual funding is dependent on recipients submitting the proper documentation and proof of enrollment.

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