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Lindsey Vonn ‘GREAT Starts With GRIT’ Scholarship

2 winners, $5,000 each
Application Deadline
Nov 1, 2024
Winners Announced
Dec 1, 2024
Education Level
High School
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school student
Financial Status:

Every young girl has a dream – to be a trailblazer, an artist, an athlete, or simply to rise above any challenge that comes her way. 

The Lindsey Vonn Foundation believes that with the right support and environment, girls can do all of that and more. Grit is often the key to rising above one’s circumstances and achieving success, especially for girls from underserved communities who face barriers to their goals.

This scholarship seeks to support young women and girls who have faced obstacles but are persevering to achieve their educational goals.

Any low-income female high school student between the ages of thirteen and eighteen may apply for this scholarship opportunity. One 5k award will be awarded to a student between the ages for 13-15, and the other 5k award will be awarded to a student who is between the ages of 15-18.

To apply, tell us how you embody a gritty mindset in the midst of the challenges you have had to overcome.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Grit
Published March 8, 2024
Essay Topic

How have you embodied a gritty mindset through the obstacles and challenges you've had to overcome?

400–600 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Nov 1, 2024. Winners will be announced on Dec 1, 2024.