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The River Fund Maine Scholarship: Programs

The River Fund Maine is proud to partner on a new season pass scholarship program for local area students in collaboration with Sunday River Resort and the Sunday River Ski & Snowboard Club. Students in MSAD 44, MSAD 17, and RSU 10 can apply for a pass through our online application. 23/24 Sunday River Season Pass Scholarship Deadline: October 2, 2023. 




This pass will offer daily access to the Sunday River slopes, and also comes with a complimentary membership to the Sunday River Ski and Snowboard Club, another local 501(c)3 non-profit with the primary goal of providing financial and human resources support to local competitive athletes, as well as hosting numerous social activities throughout the season.

Our recreation programming, Maine West Project Play – an Aspen Institute Base Site – aims to increase accessibility to recreation. MWPP provides four seasons of youth programming with a core emphasis of physical literary, sport sampling, and high-quality coaching relationships that give equal weight to social and emotional development. This season pass scholarship in partnership with the Sunday River Ski & Snowboard Club and Sunday River Resort increases accessibility to bountiful recreational assets that otherwise may be out of reach. 


Sunday River Resort, The Sunday River Ski & Snowboard Club, and The River Fund Maine are pleased to offer a season pass scholarship for students that reside and attend school in the MSAD 17, SAD 44, and RSU 10 School Districts. Students grades Pre-K through 12 are eligible to apply. We will work with the schools in our region to verify all submitted information. 23/24 Sunday River Season Pass Scholarship Deadline: October 2, 2023!


Economic qualifiers:

  • If you earn $80,000 or less with one dependent, you meet the economic qualifications. 

  • For each additional dependent claimed in your household, increase the household income by $10,000 to qualify. 

    • Example: if you have two dependents and earn $90,000 or less you would meet the economic qualifications. If you have three dependents and make $100,000 or less you would also meet the economic qualifications. 


Snow, both made and natural coats the trails at Sunday River, and we're eager to get out on the hill! Applications for the Community Access Pass have closed and we are working with each school in our region to confirm all of the information you have provided us.  

If there are any issues with your application we will reach out to you directly.


Once all applicant information confirms you meet the previously outlined criteria, and the schools do not raise concerns for behavioral issues, your passes will be approved. We will send you an email with pick-up instructions once passes have been issued by Sunday River Resort. Since this is a new program we are navigating this process for the first time, and working as quickly as possible to get you on snow. Please continue to check your email for updates regarding passes, access to donated gear, and on-snow programming we're producing this winter. Please do not hesitate to send questions to


Thank you for signing up! Think snow! 



As winter sports enthusiasts, we know getting your lift ticket is the first big step. Help us ensure those who need have weather appropriate clothing and functional gear for the season by supporting our Community Access Pass Campaign, or reaching out ( to donate new or gently used gear.

Thank you to our partners and donors for their generous contributions. Without continued support, programs like these would not be possible!

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