MAMMOTH TEAMS SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS

SCHOLARSHIPS , AWARDS & GRANTS

In 2014, MMCF spent over $85,000 on athletic and academic scholarships for student athletes, over $10,000 on athlete recognition awards and $8,500 on grants for Inyo and Mono county Ski/Snowboard P.E. programs. MMCF is greatly appreciative of its sponsors and donors for committing to education and athletics in Mammoth. Donations and membership information can be found on the Support MMCF page.

TEAM FEE & TRAVEL ASSISTANCE

Team Fee Assistance Award

Application Due Monday, June 29

This award provides financial assistance and recognizes outstanding athletes and students.

Skiing athletes: the minimum level is U-10 or Freeski team. Snowboard Athletes: the minimum level is Development Team. Nordic Comp Team athletes are eligible to apply.

Requirements & Instructions

  • Applicants must be members of MMCF. Click here to join. (Oct. 1, 2014-Sept. 30, 2015).
  • Team fee assistance is open to members of MMCF and MMSST regardless of nationality, residency or hometown. International MMSST members are eligible for team fee assistance.
  • Post-graduate athletes are eligible to apply.
  • Applicant must be a Mammoth Teams member in good standing, including alpine, freeski, nordic and snowboard.
  • Students in middle, high school or university must receive A-F Letter grades or the      equivalent. Minimum eligible Grade Point Average is 3.25. Students in elementary school must have Satisfactory or higher marks, or a teacher recommendation.
  • A copy of the final grade report for the 2014-15 school year must accompany this application.
  • Award comes in the form of reimbursement; the award amount is determined by type      and amount of team fees paid by athlete for the 2014-15 season and will equal a percentage of that payment.
  • Applicant must include a personal statement.
  • Award winners are required to volunteer for MMCF a minimum of 8 hours during the      2015-16 season (or during summer/fall 2015 events). 10 year old and under awardees are only required to complete 4 hours of volunteer service. If volunteer requirement is not met then athlete will not be eligible for future MMCF scholarship programs.
  • Disclosure of other sponsorships or funds awarded to applicant for the 2014-15 season      must also accompany this application.

2015 Team Fee Application

Mammoth Teams Competition and Camp Assistance Application

Application Due Monday, June 29

This award grants reimbursement for a portion of travel expenses and entry fees to MMSST athletes for competitions for which athletes have to qualify and be invited as well as for summer camps organized by MMSST or for which athletes have qualified.

Click here for a list of eligible events: 2015 Comps and Camps for Reimbursement

Requirements & Instructions

  • Applicants must be members of MMCF. Click here to join. (Oct. 1, 2014-Sept. 30, 2015).
  • Travel assistance is open to any member of MMCF and MMSST regardless of age, nationality, residency or hometown. International MMSST members are eligible for team fee assistance.
  • Post-graduate athletes are eligible to apply.
  • Applicant must be a Mammoth Teams member in good standing, including alpine, freeski, nordic and snowboard.
  • Students in middle or high school must receive A-F Letter grades or the equivalent. Minimum eligible Grade Point Average is 3.25. Students in elementary school must have Satisfactory or higher marks, or a teacher recommendation.
  • A copy of the final grade report for the 2014-15 school year must accompany this application.
  • Travel assistance is only available for alpine, freeski, nordic and snowboard athletes who have qualified for competitions. This covers most regional, national and international events.
  • Financial assistance will be based on MMSST team travel rates or group rates incurred by trip organizer, when available. Family travel and lodging will not be reimbursed. Please list events and expenses on the second page of this application. Receipts and supporting documentation are not required here, but may be requested as needed.
  • Disclosure of other sponsorships or funds awarded to applicant must also accompany this application.
  • Award winners will be required to volunteer for MMCF a minimum of 8 hours during the 2015-16 season (or during summer/fall 2015 events). 8 years old and under winners are only required to complete 4 hours of volunteer service. If volunteer requirement is not met then athlete will not be eligible for future MMCF scholarship programs.
  • Award comes in the form of reimbursement, following the meeting of the above criteria. There will be two funding cycles. Reimbursement for the 2014-15 winter season will be given in summer of 2015 while reimbursement for 2015 summer camps will be dispersed in fall 2015. Please fill out tables below with actual competitions attended and anticipated summer camps.

2015 Competition and Camp Reimbursement Application

 2015 Comps and Camps for Reimbursement

BIKE AWARDS

MMCF has a limited number of Specialized road bikes available for team members age 13 (as of 12/31/14) and up participating in summer dry land training. Please email us for more information.

  • Applicants must be current MMCF members (Oct. 1, 2014-Sept. 30, 2015).
  • Attend orientation/bike fitting at Footloose. Once you’ve received approval for your bike, you must schedule this with Matt Finnegan at Footloose. Call 760-934-2400 to make your appointment. If you kept your bike over the winter please bring it to your bike fitting to confirm your size for this summer.
  • Sign and return a bike use and maintenance agreement once bike number has been assigned.
  • Upgrade bike pedals and purchase accessories as needed (SPD pedals are recommended).
  • Participate in at least 8 team training rides (May-October). Organized rides are also available through Footloose.
  • Volunteer at least 8 hours for the Teams/MMCF this summer (options include working at the Gran Fondo and Kamikaze Bike Games in September, trail work, trash pickup).
  • Participate in the Fall Century on September 12, 2015 (options include 62 or 100 mile rides. MMCF will cover entry fees).
  • Write a short essay (300 words maximum) detailing your training goals and why you’d like to use a bike.
  • Maintain the bike and either store it at your house or return it to Footloose for winter storage by November 1, 2015.

2015 Bike Application

 GRADUATE AWARDS

Mammoth Team members who are Mammoth High School seniors and plan to continue their education can apply for a small scholarship to be used toward books and school expenses. Students apply for this award through the school’s general community application. Please email MMCF for more information.

TEAM AWARDS

A Team

Athletes are nominated for this award by their coaches for demonstrating performance above and beyond normal efforts. A Team athletes exceed the goals we set in an environment of high expectations. They may achieve a significant result in competition, or they may make a major personal breakthrough in their training on the mountain. Recognition is performance based. A Team athletes are chosen for awards ceremonies on December 29, 2014 and March 14, 2015. They get nice A Team hoodies, too!

Academic Elite Team

This award honors our young athletes who excel in school as well as on the snow. In 2014, over 100 athletes qualified for the Academic Elite Team. Mammoth Teams athletes third grade and over with a grade point average of 3.5 and above are welcome to apply. Please see the application for details, and note that athletes must apply for this award in order to be considered. Academic Elite athletes receive a certificate of recognition, a sticker, and Booky Joint gift certificate.

2015 Academic Elite Awards. The Academic Elite award ceremony is Saturday, March 14, 3:30 p.m. in the Mountainside Conference Center (MCC) in Main Lodge.

2015 Academic Elite Team Application

GRANTS

MMCF provides funding to organizations that develop and implement youth-focused snow sports and outdoor programs in Mammoth. Please email us for more information.

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Team Norway

2015 Mighty Mite World Championships’ Team Norway

The Mammoth Mountain Nordic Team at Soldier Hollow, UT  Jan 31, 2015 Back Row L-R  Coach Bryce Tiernan, Carson Bold, Calvin Forsythe, Trace Calvin, Connor Kusumoto, Coach Nancy Fiddler Front Row:  Amanda Kirkeby, Alexia Craven, Sophia McKee, Meaghan Thompson PHOTO: Shannon Bagshaw

The Mammoth Mountain Nordic Team at Soldier Hollow, UT Jan 31, 2015
Back Row L-R Coach Bryce Tiernan, Carson Bold, Calvin Forsythe, Trace Calvin, Connor Kusumoto, Coach Nancy Fiddler
Front Row: Amanda Kirkeby, Alexia Craven, Sophia McKee, Meaghan Thompson
PHOTO: Shannon Bagshaw

Mammoth athletes having fun at the SV race. Photo: Harry Blackburn

Mammoth athletes having fun at the Squaw Valley race. Photo: Harry Blackburn

Joss McAlpin was 48th in the men’s slopestyle.

Joss McAlpin, Australian National Team member, in slopestyle.

Sean Walker taking first in  Saturday's USASA Halfpipe contest. Walker went on to take first again on Sunday. Photo: Susan Morning

Sean Walker taking first in 2015 USASA Halfpipe. Photo: Susan Morning

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U18 members of the Mammoth Mountain Ski Team celebrated the end of the season and honored members who are graduating seniors. (Front row) Robert Toy, Justin Wallasch, Alex Colby, Natalie Riffel, Scotty Lebel, Erin Maidman, , Nikita Norton, Kayleigh MacGregor, Chelsea Foulke. (Middle row) Austin Gumins, Jimmy Wehsener, Perry Moyer. (Back row) Cody Underkoffler, Logan DeAngelis. Photo: Susan Morning

U18 members of the Mammoth Mountain Ski Team celebrated the end of the season and honored members who are graduating seniors. (Front row) Robert Toy, Justin Wallasch, Alex Colby, Natalie Riffel, Scotty Lebel, Erin Maidman, , Nikita Norton, Kayleigh MacGregor, Chelsea Foulke. (Middle row) Austin Gumins, Jimmy Wehsener, Perry Moyer. (Back row) Cody Underkoffler, Logan DeAngelis. Photo: Susan Morning

Free ski and snowboard A-Team recipients

2015 Free ski and snowboard A-Team recipients

Over 100 athletes, who excel in school as well as on the snow, are in third grade and have a grade point average of 3.5 and above, were named to the Academic Elite Team.

Over 100 athletes, who excel in school as well as on the snow, are in third grade and have a grade point average of 3.5 and above, were named to the 2015 Academic Elite Team.