Scholarships for all sports discipline water skiers are available through the USA Water Ski Foundation. The Scholarship and Financial Aid Committee was appointed in 1982. The first scholarship program began in 1983 and offered scholarships to qualified members of the USA Water Ski (all sports disciplines).
The applicant must be an incoming freshman, sophomore, junior or senior as well as a U.S. Citizen, studying full-time at a two or four-year school. General guidelines for consideration include the number of years the applicant has been a member of USA Water Ski, academic achievement level, two letters of reference, need, work record, school and community activities and a 500-word essay. Also considered are the individual's contributions to the sport as a skier, rider, barefooter etc., as a worker at water ski tournaments, (judge, driver, committee work, etc.) Students need not be collegiate water ski competitors.
The scholarship application generally opens in early August with a deadline in mid March.