The Lindsey Vonn Foundation

“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them” — Walt Disney

Scholarship Application Terms

Scholarship Guidelines

The Lindsey Vonn Foundation (the "Foundation") provides future generations the tools they need to discover the grit within, pursue their passion, overcome obstacles, and reach their goals through scholarships, programs, and mentorship. A scholarship from the Foundation is a financial aid option to allow the next generation to pursue their passion in academic and enrichment activities to reach their goals. The scholarship is available to youth in middle and high school with a household income below $120,000 for a family of four. Below are the eligibility requirements:

  • Gender: All genders, with the core of scholarships going to girls
  • Age: 11 to 18 years of age at the time of application
  • Location: Nationally
  • Financial need based on household income, number of dependents, and location/cost of living
  • Students can receive only one scholarship per year, but can receive three scholarships in total during their period of eligibility

Scholarships from the Foundation will support academic and enrichment activities to help youth reach a goal. In their applications, applicants should showcase their ability to overcome obstacles, discover grit, and pursue a passion. Scholarship funds can be applied to enrichment activities of any kind, including camps, prep-classes, clubs, etc., that help children engage in their passion.

Scholarships will be awarded twice each year, in the Spring and Fall: winners must participate in an enrichment activity within six months of receipt of the scholarship. Applications will be due each February 28 and August 12. Applicants can re-apply once a year, but only receive the scholarship three times total from the age of 11 to 18. All applicants must fill out the online application on the Foundation’s website.

After initial application review, the Scholarship Committee may contact you for a phone or video chat panel interview.

All payments will be made directly to the organization facilitating the enrichment activity (camp, club, etc.) by May 15 or November 15, dependent on the application submission date. Applicants must provide the Foundation with an invoice with the exact, full amount of the enrichment activity – payments cannot be made to an individual person or for equipment and cannot reimburse a payment made by the scholarship winner or his/her family.

Scholarship recipients are required to send the Foundation a description of their experience, which may be used for Foundation marketing purposes (see the essay and photo release portion of the application). In the testimonial, winners should:

  • Describe why you requested the scholarship
  • Explain your experience over the Winter or Summer
  • Describe how the scholarship helped you reach your goals
  • Submit the testimony in written and/or video form to the Foundation’s scholarship administrator
  • If applicable, provide a sample of the work completed

Certification

By signing below, I acknowledge and understand that acceptance of this application by the Lindsey Vonn Foundation (the “Foundation”) does not constitute a commitment by the Foundation to grant a scholarship to the applicant. Furthermore, I declare that all of the information in this application is, to the best of my knowledge, true and accurate, and I agree to promptly inform the Foundation of any changes to the information provided in this application.

Liability, Essay and Image Release

In the event that the applicant (the "Participant") is under age 18, the parent or legal guardian of the applicant (the "Participant") acknowledges the Participant is under age 18 and desires to receive a scholarship (the "Scholarship") from The Lindsey Vonn Foundation (the "Foundation").

Liability

The Participant and legal guardian of the Participant acknowledges that the Participant assumes full responsibility for any and all risks of bodily injury, death, disability, and/or property damage as a result of participating in one or more activities related to or funded by the Scholarship (collectively, the "Activities"). Submission of the Scholarship Application form indicates the Participant and legal guardian of the Participant understand any and all risks involved in participating in the Activities and willingly and voluntarily accepts any and all such risks on behalf of the Participant. By executing this release, the Participant and legal guardian of the Participant, on behalf of the Participant, releases the Foundation and its directors, officers, employees and agents and any of its or their respective heirs, executors, personal representatives and administrators, successors and assigns (collectively, the "Releasees") from any and all claims, actions, suits, causes of action, damages (direct, indirect or consequential), entitlements to money or other property, accounts, covenants, agreements, representations (express or implied), express or implied warranties, judgments, losses, liabilities and obligations of every kind whatsoever, in law or in equity, however arising, known and unknown, expected or unexpected, including any and all attorneys’ fees and other expenses incurred in connection therewith which the undersigned and/or the Participant now has, ever has had, or may incur or have against the Releasees based upon, or arising out of, or relating in any way to the Activities.

The Participant and legal guardian of the Participant acknowledge that he/she/they fully understand the consequences of providing this release and that, by submitting the Scholarship Application form, neither the Participant or legal guardian of the Participant is entitled to be compensated or otherwise reimbursed by the Releasees for any damages that may be incurred as a result of the Activities.

Essay and Image

For consideration which is acknowledged, the Participant and legal guardian of the Participant, on behalf of the Participant, hereby gives, grants and assigns to the Foundation, its successors and assigns, absolutely and irrevocably, (i) the essay and any other writing submitted to the Foundation as part of the Participant’s Scholarship application and (ii) the name, likeness, appearance or participation of the Participant related to the Participant’s Scholarship application and/or the Activities, including, without limitation, any photograph or other image of the Participant submitted with such application (collectively, the "Essay and Image"), and in connection therewith the right to own and register all copyrights of the Essay and Image in the name of the Foundation or otherwise; to use, reuse, publish and republish and otherwise reproduce, modify, and display the Essay and Image, in whole or in part, individually or in connection with any other matter in any and all media now known or hereafter developed, including, but not limited to, video, television, cablecasting, still images, world wide web (WWW) sites, and printed materials for all purposes related to the charitable activities of the Foundation or other lawful purpose, throughout the world and in perpetuity. The undersigned, on behalf of the Participant, waives the right to inspect and approve versions of the Essay and Image so used or any materials that may be used in connection with the Essay and Image.

The Participant and legal guardian of the Participant, on behalf of the Participant, (i) hereby releases and discharges the Releasees from any and all claims and demands arising out of or in connection with the use of the Essay and Image and (ii) understands and agrees that, except as stated above, neither the Participant or legal guardian of the Participant will receive compensation, now or in the future, in connection with the use of the Essay and Image.

The provisions contained herein shall be binding upon the Participant and legal guardian of the Participant and his/her heirs, executors, personal representatives and administrators, successors and assigns and shall inure to the benefit of the Releasees.

This release and the construction and interpretation of the provisions hereof shall be governed by the laws of the State of Colorado.

Privacy Policy

We will always protect your right to privacy. By “you” or “your”, we mean your entire family and any information that is disclosed to us as part of this engagement under the FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) laws and regulations. We collect nonpublic personal information about you that is either provided to us by you or obtained by us with your authorization.

We do not disclose any nonpublic personal information obtained in the course of our engagement except as required or permitted by law. Permitted disclosures include, for instance, providing information to our employees who this information to assist us in providing services to you. In all such situations, we stress the confidential nature of information being shared.

We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural security safeguards to protect these records. Records relating to the services provided are destroyed upon your request or three years after the completion of our engagement.