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Scholarship

G. Scott Ransom Scholarship

Winter snow sports can be very expensive. The G. Scott Ransom Scholarship was established to help eligible youth athletes defray the team fees associated with training and competition. The program was established in 2005 in honor of the great contributions of long-time Team Duluth Head Coach Scott “Race” Ransom.

Financial need, interest, and commitment to the ski program are considered when awarding this scholarship, which is funded by the earnings of the Scholarship Fund and annual fundraising appeals and is managed for us by the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.

Who may apply

  • Youth skiers and snowboarders from seven to 19 years old (or high school graduation, whichever comes first) from northeastern Minnesota or northwestern Wisconsin.
  • With Parental/guardian consent.
  • Financial need demonstrated through parent’s most recent Federal Tax Return 1040, pages 1 and 2.

Deadlines
All forms must be fully completed and submitted to the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation by November 1 of each year.

Number and Duration of Awards
The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation Scholarship Committee and staff screen applicants to ensure that applicants meet the eligibility requirements and that confidentiality is maintained.

Scholarships are awarded depending on the availability of earnings of the Fund. Multiple year scholarships may be available through annual re-application. Full or partial scholarships may be available and will reflect the current team fee for the Team Duluth program in which the applicant will be participating.

Payment
The award is payable to the Team Duluth on behalf of the recipient.

Application information
Application forms and information are available from:

  • Team Duluth, PO Box 3616, Duluth, MN 55803
  • Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, 222 E Superior St, Suite 302, Duluth, MN 55802
  • Click on the link at the bottom of this page to print an application

In addition to the completed Application Form, a complete application will include:

  • Pages one and two from the parent/guardian most recent Federal Tax Return 1040.
  • The Commitment Statement on the application signed by the athlete and the parent/guardian.
  • A copy of most recent school transcript or report card demonstrating a minimum 2.0 GPA.
  • Head Coach Recommendation Form (see instructions).

Names of recipients will be forwarded by the Duluth Superior Community Foundation to the Team Duluth treasurer. Each candidate and their parent/guardian will receive an individual letter informing them of the status of their application.

Questions? contact the Club President (on Contact Us  page) or David Hammer at the Community Foundation (726-0232)