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Tuition Grant Requirements and Application

Tuition Grant Requirements

We encourage all members of the US Ski and Snowboard Teams (A - C Teams) to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to pursue your college education while you continue to train and compete. Tuition grants are available for all A, B, and C team athletes and to qualifying U.S. Ski Team alumni who are recommended and approved through USSA and the Westminster College START Center. 

Admission Criteria

  • Current A, B, and C team athletes need to apply to and be accepted to Westminster College, according to the college’s general admission requirements.

  • U.S. Ski Team alumni who participated in the Westminster tuition grant program while they were active U.S. Ski Team members are eligible to continue their studies under the grant program.

  • Tuition grants are awarded by the following criteria:

    • Current team ranking (A → B → C → Former Westminster/U.S. Ski Team Athletes)

    • Current high school GPA or college GPA

    • Current high school or college class standings

    • Tuition grant availability per semester, based on grant availability, team ranking, progress towards degree and alumni/active athlete standing.   

  • If an athlete is expelled or is eliminated from the U.S. Ski Team, the tuition credit will be retracted at the end of that particular semester.

What does the Tuition Grant Cover?

The Westminster Tuition Grant Program will cover the full cost of tuition related to their studies, for up to 16 credits per semester for undergraduate students. (For more information on graduate programs, please contact your USSA representative and/or Deb Vickery at

Students will be individually responsible to pay for:

  • The application fee

  • Tuition Deposit

  • Student fees (activity fee, technology fee, health and wellness fee, etc.)

  • Lab and/or workshop fees

  • Room and board, if desired

  • Books or materials required for classes

  • Personal expenses

  • Travel costs if required as a part of a course (i.e. May term courses)

  • Flight training costs, if enrolled in Westminster’s Aviation program.

Application Deadlines

Students should submit their application according to the following deadlines:

Fall 2016
Deadline for completed Application: Friday, July 8, 2016
Fall Semester Class Dates: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - Friday, December 16, 2016

Spring 2017
Deadline for completed Application: Friday, November 18, 2016
Spring Semester Class Dates: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - Friday, May 5, 2017

May/Summer 2017
Deadline for completed Application: Friday, March 24, 2017
May/Summer Semester: Classes begin as early as Monday, May 15, 2017.  

Contact Deb Vickery,, for more information.