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. 


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. 


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. 


We have designed the application to allow one family to submit for up to three dependents in one application, if you have more than three dependents please complete multiple applications.

Please review the entire application before you input your personal information. This site will not save your work if you exit without submitting your complete application. If you have any questions as you navigate this process, please do not hesitate to email 

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!