Simply put, our business exists to serve the interests of Colorado for anyone wanting to enjoy skiing or boarding in our Great State. Because of this, we want to make sure that we are helping to take care of our own by putting a few dollar bills in her or his pocket to help make the tall task of paying for school a little shorter. So we have created a $1000 scholarship that is available to any registered Colorado university, college, or junior college student. Our goal is to recognize an outstanding Colorado student who we believe exemplifies the Colorado Ski Authority spirit, combining creativity, intelligence, drive, and responsibility.


Applicant must be enrolled in a Colorado university, college, community college, or junior college. Not sure if your school qualifies? Send us an email and we'll let you know.

Applicant must be in good academic standing with the university/college and must be actively enrolled in the 2013/2014 school year.

Applicant must complete the Colorado Ski Authority Annual Scholarship Application Form below and email it to us by 11:59pm (MST) December 15, 2013.

Applicant must submit recent transcripts.

Applicant must submit a creative piece (details below) by 11:59pm (MST) December 15, 2013.

What We're Looking For:

Need and creativity. We want to give back to the community, but we just don't want to do it in any regular or typical form. That's just not our way. We don't mind if you don't make the best grades or spend your free time with organizations that aren't instantly recognizable as the best of the best. We are good judges of character, creativity, and drive. That's who we are, and those are the students we would like to help out.

So don't worry about where your scholastic and community resume is weak. Instead, focus on what you consider to be your unrecognized talent. Strut your good stuff.

Judging Criteria:

Once an applicant has proven to meet the above requirements, we will make the decision based on need, creativity, and a host of X factors. But we will also include the wisdom of crowds in our judging algorithm. We will post the creative portion of our top prospects to our social media channels and let our friends and fans tell us who champions creativity. This social media vote will count towards the final formula we will use to select our recipient. Note that this is only one factor of several we are considering.

Even More Details. Yay.

We will post the creative pieces of the finalists to our social media channels sometime around Christmas. Once they are posted, we will list how long the voting will last.

Our aim is to select a recipient before the beginning of the Spring 2014 Semester.

Colorado Ski Authority Annual Scholarship Application Form

Eligible Colorado students, please fill out the below form and email it along with your transcripts and creative piece to matt@coloradoskiauthority.com by the December deadline to be considered eligible for this scholarship.

Full Name:

Date of Birth:

Email (contact purposes only):

Phone Number:

Are You a Colorado Resident?

Which Colorado School Do You Attend?

Full Time or Part Time?

Year in School:

Degree Sought:


Skier or Boarder?

Favorite Colorado Ski Area:

List of Activities We Should Know About:

Why Should You Get This Scholarship?

Post-Graduation Plans (meaning with your degree, not on graduation night):

Creative Portion:

We like to think of ourselves as a creative company in a creative and fun field, and we'd like to reward those who embrace the creative and know how to have a good time without slacking in school. So we created the creative portion that is no rules. Poem, video, photo, slideshow, 3-D sidewalk chalk drawing, powerpoint, business idea, invention, etc. You are the creative one, so you decide the form, the subject, and the length. While a painting or quilt might be awesome, realize that whatever form your creativity takes, it needs to translate well online. Go big.

Now, email us with your great stuff. We are excited to learn about your academic pursuits.

Email: matt@coloradoskiauthority.com

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