Financial Resources & Assistance

Starting a new career--or changing careers--can be a challenge financially. Fortunately, there are a number of options to help you fund the next step in your career. Ski Vermont and several other state organizations offer a range of options for students, recent graduates, or professionals interested in life on the mountain.

The Ski Vermont Scholarship

For Students Pursuing Studies Related To Ski Area Management.

Submission Deadline: February 14, 2024

The Vermont Ski Areas Association established this scholarship to provide financial assistance and encourage students with a passion for skiing, snowboarding, the mountains, and the outdoors to pursue a course of study related to ski area management.

A maximum of three scholarships up to $2,000 each is available each academic year. Eligibility and general application guidelines can be found on the VSAC webpage or in VSAC's Scholarships for Vermonters Booklet

Find the Ski VT Scholarship in VSAC's 2024-25 Booklet

Interest- Forgivable Loan Program Paying Up to 100% ($23,000) of Tuition

For Any Individual  Pursuing Training or Certification in High-Demand Sectors

Deadline: Accepted on rolling basis. Preference given to students enrolled in a VT-based training program. 

Available to VT and non-VT residents enrolled in an industry-recognized training and certification program that leads to initial employment or career advancement in a high demand sector.  This award is up to $23,000 and may be used to pay for tuition, exam and/or initial licensing fees. These loans to not require repayment while the student is enrolled in the applicable degree program, and will be forgiven when the student's work obligations are met (after certification or licensure). Students agree to work full-time in their profession in VT for a minimum of one year for each year of funding received. 

Interest-Free Forgivable Loan Program Info

Advancement Grant For Short-Term Training

For Vermont Residents Enrolled In A Non-Degree (Non-matriculated) Course or Program 

Submission Deadline: First come first serve basis

This advancement grant is for individuals currently not enrolled in high school but who are enrolled in a non-degree (non-matriculated) course or program that will improve their ability to get a job or encourages further study. Qualified enrollees can receive an Advancement Grant for up to 2 courses per enrollment term—up to 2 enrollment terms per financial year (July 1–June 30) and 6 enrollment terms total.

Advancement Grant Info