Grit Scholarship

Waterville Valley Academy is pleased to announce the Grit Scholarship.

This scholarship is intended to foster the development of a young student-athlete pursuing the sport of alpine ski racing.  Selection criteria are based on academic performance, athletic potential, financial need and most importantly character. The ideal applicant would demonstrate a commitment to hard work both in school and on the hill, consistently model good team spirit and sportsmanship, and show a desire to give back to the world and to make a difference.

The scholarship is open to any U14 or U16 student-athlete who will be attending Waterville Valley Academy during the 2018-2019 academic year and is enrolled in the Winter Term, Early-Season or Late-Season program.  The amount awarded will not exceed $12,500.

Interested athletes should submit both an application to attend Waterville Valley Academy and the online Grit Scholarship application.  Each Grit Scholarship application must also be accompanied by:

  • Letter of Character Reference from coach, teacher, mentor or peer.  This should be submitted via email directly to by the reference.
  • Documentation of financial need (SSS form if not already included with WVA Application)

Applications will be accepted through June 15,  2018 with the recipient announced by July 1, 2018.

Grit Scholarship