Scholarship Opportunities

Girdwood 2020 Go for the Gold

Girdwood 2020 recognizes one of the factors in creating a world class resort is the quality of athletes that are produced here. With this in mind, Girdwood 2020 created the Go for the Gold Fund in an effort to assist budding Olympic athletes with the high costs of competing at that level.  Click here to be redirected to the website.


Brian Russell Memorial Fund Scholarship

The Brian Russell Memorial Fund was founded in May of 2000 after the tragic passing of Brian Russell at age 16. As an Alyeska Ski Club racer Brian competed in both local and national alpine events. Brian was an outstanding athlete, an avid skier and alpine ski racer, and an excellent student. In his memory, the Alyeska Ski and Snowboard Club and Glacier Valley Ski Education Foundation established a scholarship fund in his name.

The mission of the Brian Russell Memorial Fund is to promote and inspire the love of junior ski racing and provide financial support to developing junior ski racers. The Fund is structured so that athletes age 15 and older are encouraged to be active in year-round training and racing, maintain 3.0 GPA’s or better, be positive role models and remain drug and alcohol free.

Over the years the Fund has awarded many scholarships to outstanding athlete / scholars. Recently the scholarship amount has grown to $2,000. If you have an athlete that meets the above requirements please encourage them to submit an application.

Donations to the Fund are accepted year around.

2015/2016 Application coming soon.

Submit to:
Brian Russell Memorial Fund
Glacier Valley Ski Education Foundation
PO Box 111454
Anchorage, Alaska 99511

This is a 501c3 organization and the EIN is 92-0147655