Applications are due by October 31st

The Komo Kulshan Ski Club scholarship program pays program and related costs for a limited number of applicants when circumstances, including financial need, would otherwise preclude participation in an organized snowsport-related youth activity in the Whatcom County area. The KKSC board/committee evaluates applications in late October and determines allocation based on availability of funds and the merits of each compared with the club’s mission and objectives as a public charity. The committee also evaluates the family’s financial needs and the applicant’s letter or statement indicating why they qualify for a KKSC scholarship. We have also included the requirement of two endorsements per applicant by a teacher, administrator, coach, counselor or resource personnel.

Mt. Baker Ski Area has included the requirement to fill out and submit the required Mt. Baker paperwork (application/release) for whatever program (Komo Lessons, RDP, Winter Ride, etc.) or item (rentals, life tickets, etc.). These forms should be submitted to the Mt. Baker Ski Area business office in early October as the instruction program slots fill quickly. Let the MBSA business staff know you are also applying for or have already applied for a KKSC scholarship in lieu of payment.

The KKSC contact person for scholarship-related questions and communications is Swan Bender, email

In the past the club has funded scholarships for the Mount Baker Race Team, the Komo Kids instructional program, the Winter Ride Program, SkiAble disabled skiing program, equipment rentals and lift tickets in conjunction with instructional programs. Other scholarships are possible.

To have an application evaluated for the current season, fill out the scholarship application, Release of Liability form; provide the additional paperwork indicated on the application and the completed endorsement forms per applicant and forward to the club for consideration:


Komo Kulshan Ski club

Scholarship Applications

P.O. Box 30103

Bellingham, WA 98228


*DOWNLOAD SCHOLARSHIP ENDORSEMENT FORM*(two required per application)


Applications are due by October 31st