They called her a ‘ski angel’. It was in Detroit Mountain’s first season in 2014 that Barb Ellis made her donation. Barb, who lives in Bozeman, Montana and has a summer home in Detroit Lakes, made her donation to provide one boy and one girl between the ages of 6 and 12 with free season passes through the newly created Ski Angel Scholarship fund. DMRA added 3 free lessons and free rental equipment for the season to her generous donation.
"I think it's needed and I made the donation to stimulate a challenge in the community. I want people to match my donation, or contribute whatever they can afford so kids who can't afford a pass will have a chance to ski." she said. Her challenge is one that has been met year after year. DMRA continues to reach as many children and families as possible to carry out our Ski Angel Mission.
What is a scholarship to DMRA?
Detroit Mountain Recreation Area is a non-profit 501c3 focused on promoting sound environmental recreation and educational programming to develop the health and wellness of children, families and communities. The scholarship provides a reduced rate for individuals or families for usage of the facilities.
Who qualifies for the Scholarship?
To provide equal access to all users, we have developed a scholarship program for individuals or families who need assistance. Qualifications are determined based on need and available funding. A committee is established to review all letters of request for scholarship.
How do I apply for a Scholarship?
Please take the time to carefully read and understand the criteria required for consideration. Scholarship applicants should also thoroughly understand the responsibilities that accompany the receipt of an award, including minimum volunteer hours.
DMRA Scholarship Application
All requested information must accompany application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Scholarship Award Checklist – All information will remain confidential.
- Scholarship Application (one per family)
- Letter of Request
Conditions of Scholarship Awards: All participants receiving a scholarship must abide by the following conditions. Failure to meet these requirements will result in the forfeiture of the award.
- Each recipient will meet with DMRA representative to finalize award and schedule volunteer opportunities.
- Scholarships are awarded for a specified amount of time.
- Recipient will abide by the National Ski Association Responsibility Code.
- Disciplinary actions within DMRA may revoke scholarship award.