Travis Ganong Scholarship

Awarded annually, the Travis Ganong Scholarship is for promising student-athletes that embody Travis’ passion for education and alpine ski racing. Each recipient participates in our Competition Ski Program.

New for the 2017-18 Academic Year, we have partnered with Squaw Valley Ski Resort and the Squaw Valley Ski Team to offer a new program tailored for student-athletes training and competing at a higher level. We have created a flexible schedule to integrate the rigorous demands of a skier’s preparation and race schedule with college-preparatory academics. Learn more about the Competition Ski Program!

About the Scholarship

The Travis Ganong scholarship is awarded annually to (2) promising student-athletes that embody Travis’ passion for education and alpine ski racing. This merit-based award provides (1) full and (1) half tuition until graduation* and is open to all students with at least a 3.5 GPA entering grades 9 and 10 for the 2017-18 school year.

 

*Scholarships are renewable for up to four years based on an annual evaluation of grades, behavior and ski performance.

How to Apply

Students wishing to be considered for the Travis Ganong Scholarship must submit the follow items:

  • Travis Ganong Scholarship Supplement & Essay
  • Student Application for Competition Ski Team Form
  • Teacher Recommendation Form
  • Ski Coach Recommendation Form
  • Academic Transcript (with at least past two years)

Download the application packet now!

 

Applications for 2017-18 scholarships are due by June 15, 2017. Winners will be contacted by July 1, 2017. To complete your application, please submit your application items by fax, mail, or email.

 

For more information, contact the Admissions Office at 530-583-9393 or admissions@sva.org.

About Travis Ganong

Born in Truckee, California, Travis Ganong grew up in North Lake Tahoe and learned how to ski at Squaw Valley when he was two-years-old. Following in his older sister’s footsteps, Travis progressed from the Squaw Valley’s Mighty Might program to the Squaw Valley Ski Team before being nominated to the United States Ski Team at only 16-years-old. Since then, he has dominated the men’s alpine circuit winning World Cups, National Championship titles and claimed the silver medal in Downhill at the 2015 World Ski Championships. Travis represented the United States of America at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi as well as he was a 4-time United States World Championship Team member. As the leading American Downhill skier on the Audi FIS World Cup tour, Travis’ eyes are set on representing the country again in South Korea for the 2018 Olympics as well as at Beijing’s 2022 Olympics.

Travis adds a unique elite-athlete perspective to the experience at Squaw Valley Academy through his mentorship role as Director of Snow Sports.