T2 Junior Team Grant Application Announcement

What is the T2 Foundation?

The T2 Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports alpine, cross-country and freestyle skiers.  Our annual grant program helps offset the costs associated with training and competing at an elite level.  T2 athletes also give back to the youth and ski community by connecting the athletes we support with kids around the country through organized events and programs.

This year, to round out our sphere of influence within winter sports, we are officially starting a new grant program aimed at skiers ages 14-19.  The T2 Junior Team Grants are designed to help the country’s best young talent continue within the development pipeline.  The grants will be awarded based on need, merit, school standing and contributions to community.

The ultimate goal of this program is to make sure that America’s best young skiers have the opportunity to become the world’s best.

Keep reading for more details!

What is the grant for?

Grants will be designated for travel and training purposes and, whenever possible, applied directly to those needs through affiliated programs.  Our grants range from $1,500 to $10,000 depending on need and age.

 

Who should apply?

 USSA skiers between the ages of 14-19

Application Components

  1. Athletic resume
  2. An explanation of your funding needs for the season
  3. Two letters of recommendation (one coach and one personal)
  4. Submission of your family’s financial information to the NAIS SSS system using this link- http://sssbynais.org/parents

Selection Criteria

-Athletic Standing

-Financial Need

-School status, extra curricular activities, and community service

 

Application Deadline and Details

Athletic resume-

-Club affiliation

-Top three results from last season

-Your favorite Highlight from last season

-Other pertinent information

Explanation of funding needs-

-Travel plans for the 15/16 season

-Other travel or training related costs

Letters of recommendation-

-Relationship to the athlete is

-Why the athlete excels in your area

-If you are a coach, what results were particularly poignant and why

-Character of the athlete.

Extra Curricular-

-Other activities are you involved in outside of skiing

-Academics

-Community service

Finalists will be required to have a face-to-face interview, a skype interview or a video application.  We will be in touch after the June 15th application deadline.

What else? –

In addition to financial support, Junior Team Grant recipients will be invited to participate in T2 community and fundraising events.  You will also be supplied with lots of T2 swag to show your team pride!  You will have the opportunity to be mentored by an athlete from Team T2, and you will be expected to uphold the values that the team represents.

For more information, check out our website t2foundation.com and don’t hesitate to contact Libby Webster, junior team grant coordinator, with any questions at t2juniorteam@gmail.com.