EpicPromise Foundation Educational Grants

Educational grants are awarded to assist with tuition for any course leading to a degree or certificate for employees and/or their children. The EpicPromise Foundation offers two types of grants: Educational Ascent Grants (available to employees) and EpicPromise Scholars (available to the children of employees).  

Applications:

Educational grants will be awarded for a variety of educational pursuits, including:  

  • Assistance in degree or certificate programs (including technical or vocational programs)
  • Obtaining a General Education Development (GED) certificate
  • And taking an English-as-a-second-language (ESL) class

Eligibility:

  • Educational Ascent Grants are open to any United States based Vail Resorts employee or any United States person with SIS status at Vail Resorts whose annual household income is:
    • One person in household: US$70,960 (this amount represents 600% of the Federal Poverty level)
    • Each additional person in household: add US$24,960
    • Income will be verified through previous year’s tax returns and with Vail Resorts human resources.
  • EpicPromise Scholars Grants are open to children of a United States based employee or those United States persons with SIS status (up to age 26) who are pursuing post-secondary education and whose household income is:
    • One person in household: US$70,960 (this amount represents 600% of the Federal Poverty level)
    • Each additional person in household: add US$24,960
    • Income will be verified through previous year’s tax returns and with Vail Resorts human resources.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - For full program specifics, please consult the FAQs prior to completing an application.

Other Items to Note

  • Both Educational Ascent Grants and EpicPromise Scholars Grants have a competitive application process.  According to IRS regulations, no more than 10% of those that are eligible and apply for a Educational Ascent Grant can be approved; no more than 25% of those that are eligible and apply for a EpicPromise Scholars Grant can be approved.
  • Educational Ascent Grants application deadlines:
    - April 14, 2017
    - July 6, 2017

  • EpicPromise Scholars application deadline: March 1, 2017