Through the years, PSEF has provided thousands of dollars in scholarships and other financial assistance to local athletes. PSEF has supported athletes at the following events: Junior Olympics, Future Stars, Whistler Shootout Events, US Snowboard Championships, USSA Eastern Championships, USSA National Championships, Can-Am’s, Winter X-Games, USSA Development Projects and National Ski Patrol Programs.
In addition to providing support for special events and championships, each year PSEF offers the following scholarships to deserving Pico athletes:
Awarded in the name of Harry "Rebel" Ryan, this scholarship was established in support of "off-season" ski training opportunities for Pico Ski Club (PSC) athletes. To be considered for this scholarship, athletes at the U14-U19 level must complete the required application. Up to two (2) recipients will be selected each year based on their essay submissions and other eligibility criteria. Winners of this scholarship will receive up to $2000.00 to attend to ski race-related or dryland training camps during the summer/fall season.
The Andrea Mead Lawrence Scholarship is awarded to the top PSC U14 male and female racers with the best overall results for the season. Determination of scholarship winners is based on overall MVC Council standings prior to the VT State Championships. Scholarship will pay for PSC Race Program coaching fees the following season.
The Sarah Will Scholarship is awarded to PSC athletes at the U16 and U19 levels that exemplify the "Pico Athlete”. Up to two (2) athletes at each level will be nominated by their PSC Coaches to receive this award. Selection is based upon a combination of traits including; performance, sportsmanship, determination, athletic improvement, internal strength and dedication to ski racing. Scholarship will pay for PSC Race Program coaching fees the following season.