The Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation partnered with The Lindsey Vonn Foundation (LVF) to give out $195,000 in Summer Scholarships.

The Lindsey Vonn Foundation in conjunction with Dick’s and iD Tech has awarded a total of $510,515.50 for 167 scholarships over the past three years.

The Lindsey Vonn Foundation started with ski scholarships in 2015, then in 2017 expanded nationally to Enrichment scholarships for both athletics and all other after-school activities, camps, and clubs for both boys and girls.  In the spring of 2019, LVF and iD Tech partnered to award scholarships to 23 girls, inspiring the future women of tech and addressing gender inequality in STEM.  In the winter of 2019 The Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation gave LVF a $500,000 grant and established The Dick’s Foundation Sports Matter Scholarship for underprivileged youth athletes across the country.

Scholarships for both LVF Enrichment and the Sports Matter Scholarship will be awarded twice a year in the spring and fall. In order to apply for a scholarship, applicants must fill out the online application on the Foundation’s website at and may be contacted for an interview with the LVF Scholarship Selection Committee.

Applications open for Winter on August 7th and for Summer programs on January 1st.

All applicants must be U.S. based and in-need.  For Enrichment Scholarships applicants ages 11-18 are encouraged to apply for any after-school activities and programs capping at $5,000. For the Dick’s Sports Matter scholarship athletes between the ages of 7-18 years old who are passionate about their sport(s) are welcome to apply. Scholarship funds can be applied to sports programs of any kind and for any amount up to $25,000. Applicants should showcase their ability to overcome obstacles, discover true grit, and pursue their goals when completing the application.

The Dick’s Foundation Sports Matter Scholarship will continue to be awarded for an indefinite period of time, and applicants are encouraged to re-apply if they are not initially selected. In addition to The Dick’s Foundation Sports Matter Scholarship, The Lindsey Vonn Foundation will continue to give out scholarships twice a year for enrichment programs, STEM, and any after-school activity.

Photo courtesy The Lindsey Vonn Foundation