FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Bondville, VT 2/11/14) The USASA Foundation and United States of America Snowboard Association (USASA) proudly announce its 2014 Annual Grant Programs. The Foundation will be providing grants for winners of the Chuck Allen Scholarship and the Nationals Assistance Award. Each year USASA members who qualify for the National Championships can apply for these awards by completing the application and requirements posted on usasa.org.
Under the Chuck Allen Scholarship, applicants are evaluated for various criteria including transcripts, letters of recommendation, and snowboarding results. Scholarships awarded can range from $100 to $1,000 and can be used for any accredited school or institute of learning, coaching program or snowboard/ski camp. Scholarships are awarded to those in the 6th grade or higher.
Under the National Assistance Award, applicants are evaluated based on financial need, costs associated with attending Nationals, and competition results throughout the season. Awards are given in $500 increments to offset travel and other costs associated with attending the National Championships.
At the 2013 USASA National Championships, the Chuck Allen scholarship program awarded scholarships totaling $15,000 to over 100 USASA members, and the Nationals Assistance Award gave out nearly $12,000 in grants to 25 competitors. The week of snowboard and freeski competitions and festivities attracted over 1,500 riders between the ages of 3 to 66, from 30 Regional Series across the country, specializing in a variety of snowboard and freeski disciplines. The 2014 USASA National Championships will again be held at Copper Mountain, CO.
About the USASA Foundation
The USASA Foundation, Inc. was formed in 2008 to provide financial assistance to the USASA and its members. It is an independent 501(c)(3) aimed at raising funds to support USASA’s programs and members. The long terms goals are to create an endowment as well as provide financial support to members through various support programs for athletes, Series Directors, officials and coaches.
United States of America Snowboard Association is dedicated to supporting recreational and competitive snowboarding within 30 regional series throughout the United States of America. Since 1988, USASA has fostered the competitive spirit of snowboard athletes and developed a solid grassroots organization that allows boys and girls of all ages and abilities to participate in over 500 organized snowboard events that qualify for national and international competition. See the complete event schedule and more at www.usasa.org.
How to Apply for the Chuck Allen Scholarship Award and/or the Nationals Assistance Award
All Nationals invited competitors may apply for the scholarship and/or the travel assistance award by completing and submitting the following applications (click to open):