Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation is committed to supporting the scholastic achievements of graduating seniors from Truckee High and North Tahoe High, and in 2021 will award $75,000 in scholarships to high school students interested in furthering their education.
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.
2021 Scholarship applications are due March 27. Students may now fill out one common application online for community scholarships, including Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation.
Congratulations to 2020 Scholarship Recipients:
Anaka Hudson $40,000
Paige McGarry $10,000
Ashlyn McPherson $7,500
Aliza Neu $1,000
Lacey Norris $1,000
Casey Garrity $1,000
Isabella Fererra $1,000
Megan Darzynkevie $1,000
BY THE NUMBERS
A quick look at some of the Foundation’s contributions in the Tahoe-Truckee area:
$75,000+ awarded annually in scholarships
One $40,000 scholarship awarded annually, paid in four annual increments of $10,000
One $20,000 scholarship awarded annually, paid in four annual increments of $5,000
One $10,00 scholarship awarded annually, paid in four annual increments of $2,500
Two $2,500 scholarships awarded annually
Nearly 100 local high school students 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?
Currently, the TMR Foundation gives one $40,000 scholarship ($10,000 per year), one $20,000 scholarship ($5,000 per year), one $10,000 scholarship ($2,500 per year), and two $2,500 one-time scholarships each year.
Can you tell me about the scholarship process?
First 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?
Four-year institutions are preferred, however, under certain circumstances we grant scholarships to students who are beginning their higher education at a community college.
How important are grades?
Grades are important, however, there are other influencing factors. Please see the scholarship application for guidelines.
Are scholarships paid directly to the recipient or to the school?
Whichever the family prefers or the school requires.
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.