Friends of Stowe Adaptive Sports annually awards about 50 scholarships to Vermont residents living with a permanent disability; 20-25 scholarships for skiing and riding at Stowe Mountain Resort, 10-15 for swim lessons with Just Ducky Aquatics and the Swimming Hole, and 10-15 for paddle boarding lessons with Paddle North.
65% of our total budget is dedicated to funding scholarships. The rest is used to purchase adaptive equipment, to support special events, to offer clinics to instructors, and to fund athletes wishing to participate in race camps.
In 2017-2018, 25 athletes have been awarded a ski and ride scholarship. Most recipients are students of the Stowe, Morrisville and Waterbury schools who will receive eight one-on-one lessons with the Stowe Mountain Resort Adaptive Program. For most of these youngsters, being awarded a scholarship is their only chance at joining their fellow student-athletes on the slopes as part of their weekly school program, as well as an amazing opportunity to enjoy skiing and riding.
FOSAS relies mainly on the generosity of community members, corporations and foundations to raise the funds necessary to offer scholarships to deserving Vermonters. Our organization also hosts various fundraising events throughout the year to raise both awareness for our cause and capital to continue our mission.
Swim and Paddle Scholarship: Deadline to apply is May 15th. To apply for a scholarship click here.
Ski and Snowboard Scholarship: Deadline to apply is Nov 1st. To apply for a scholarship click here.
For more information, please contact Cynthia Needham at firstname.lastname@example.org