Financial Aid

We believe that everyone should be able to participate in our programs, no matter their financial situation.  We strive to keep our programs affordable, but recognize that some may need additional support to access our programs.  Our scholarships are based solely on financial need and only complete applications will be considered.

Applying for a scholarship or receiving a scholarship in the past does not guarantee that additional scholarships will be awarded.  We strongly encourage participants to pay as much as they are able so that scholarships can be available to others throughout the year.

You will be informed of your application status after the scholarship deadline, which are June 15th or December 1st (depending on the season).


Scholarship Policies

  1. Participant registration paperwork and waivers must also be submitted prior to consideration.
  2. Each participant, or the participant’s parent or guardian, is responsible for communicating, in a timely manner, with DREAM in the event they cannot participate in a scheduled lesson or program for any reason.
  3. If the participant is a No Call / No Show for two (2) scheduled lessons or programs, their Scholarship may be revoked, and any future scheduled lessons or programs may be cancelled.

If any of the items listed above are not completed or followed, you may no longer be eligible for a scholarship.  

Note that all information information provided in this application will remain confidential.  It is the policy of DREAM to maintain a non-discriminatory scholarship application process.  DREAM does not make scholarship decisions based upon age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or veteran status.

Please contact our office at 406-862-1817 or if you have questions about scholarship possibilities.


Memorial Scholarships

When you apply for a general financial aid scholarship, you may be considered as a recipient of one of our Memorial Scholarships.

Ben Hollingsworth Winter Scholarship

A Whitefish local has set up a wonderful scholarship fund in memory of her nephew, Ben, who passed away from a wake boarding accident.  Ben was a very accomplished mountain biker, skier, and snowboarder. From an early age, Ben developed his skills and love of outdoor recreation by building his own practice jumps in his back yard. He was also deaf.

Ben attended The Learning Center for the Deaf in Framingham, MA from the age of six months through elementary school. He completed high school at Dover-Sherborn High School in Dover MA. He was in his fourth year at the Rochester Institute of Technology and was deeply involved in community service projects at the time of his passing.

To honor Ben’s life, Ben’s relative wishes to offer an annual snowboard scholarship to a Dream Adaptive Recreation athlete to enable him or her to participate in the Alpine winter program at Whitefish Mountain Resort. The scholarship amount is $300 to fund the seven week ski/ride program  and to help purchase any winter “gear” needs.  Preference is given to applicants with a hearing impairment or those that are totally deaf but is not restricted to that requirement.

Jane Lopp Memorial Scholarship

(info coming soon)


Thank you to those who created these life-changing scholarships in memory of a loved one.   We are honored to continue their legacy.