EpicPromise Scholars Grant- for dependents

Application OPEN. DEADLINE: February 5th 2019.


The EpicPromise Scholars Grant is a US$2,500 per year scholarship for up to four years of post-secondary education*, inclusive of vocational degree programs, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and/or specialized degrees (i.e. nursing degrees). The grant is renewable for three years, based on maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Scholarships will not exceed US$10,000 over the course of four years.

*Grants are only valid for the standard length of the degree program: four years for most bachelor’s degrees and two years for most graduate degrees.



Who is eligible?

  • Children/dependents (up to age 26) of a United States or Canadian Vail Resorts employee (full-time, part-time or with Seasonal Inactive Status).

  • Must be pursuing a post-secondary education.

  • Household income is at or below:
    • Two person household: US$98,760/CA$128,388 (refer to the Income Qualifications for households with more than two individuals).
      • This increases by approximately US$25,000 for each additional family member.

Where is EpicPromise Scholars offered?

  • EpicPromise Scholars is only offered in the U.S. and Canada. It is not currently available for employees of Perisher in Australia.

What is required as part of the application process?

  • Proof of meeting the income qualification, as demonstrated by:
    • FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid for U.S. students (more info at www.fafsa.gov).
    • Canadian T-4 tax return for Canadian students.

  • Personal Essay – essay prompt’s will mirror the Common Application’s essay prompts.

  • GPA – a minimum GPA of 3.0 (non-weighted).

  • Community Service – strong applicants demonstrate an average of 40 hours of community service over the last 4 years.

  • Two Completed Reference Forms – for more information on reference forms, visit the FAQs document here.

  • Supplemental Materials – submitted at your discretion, and can include:
    • Academic honors
    • Employment history (resume)
    • Extracurricular activities

  • Interview – An in-person interview conducted with senior members of the Resort Administration Team. i.e. when an in-person interview is not an option, a skype or phone interview will be arranged. 


Other Items to Note

  • EpicPromise Scholars Grants have a selective application process. According to IRS regulations, no more than 25% of those that are eligible and apply for a EpicPromise Scholars Grant can be approved.

Have further questions?  Consult our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS or email the EpicPromise Employee Foundation at epicpromise@vailresorts.com.