The USASA Foundation awarded 29 USASA members the 2017 Chuck Allen Scholarship. The Chuck Allen Scholarship rewards athletes who demonstrate the characteristics and qualities most valued by Chuck Allen, founder of the USASA; a commitment to community, good grades, participation in the athlete’s chosen forms of education and a strong commitment to USASA and their local USASA series.
Applicants were required to share their USASA results, a summary of who they are, their future dreams and hopes, three letters of recommendation from a coach, teacher or community member on those important character traits and a sealed official school transcript on academic performance and participation.
“Receiving the Chuck Allen Scholarship provides us feedback that our hard work in school, our positive attitudes, our efforts to be kind to others and our goal to become even better freestyle skiers is noticed and appreciated by others.” - Konnor and Brendon Ralph, slopestyle and rail jam freeskiers from the Inland Northwest Series.
The USASA Foundation distributes financial awards to a recipient’s chosen organization to offset their further educational, recreational or training costs. The USASA Foundation is the fundraising arm of USASA and to date has awarded over $21,000 for both the Chuck Allen Scholarship and the Nationals Assistance Fund for the 2016/17 season.
Chuck Allen and USASA Alum and Olympian Louie Vito circa 2010
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Congratulations to all 29 of the 2017 USASA Foundation Chuck Allen Scholarship recipients!
Spencer Vagg Evan Andrus Andre Kemink
Gillian Arnold Brendon Ralph Avery Higgins-Lopez
Hanna Blackwell Sophia Saccoccie Colin Bentley
Zachary Poulin Kaitlyn Blizzard Oskar Chadwell
Mika Kizuka Gunnar Anthony Shannon Bently
Konnor Ralph Riley Jacobs Shayne Sandblom
Parker Anthony Jake Johnson Audrey Higgins-Lopez
Dante Kemink Zack Zaman Otto Lichtensleiger
Martin Khlop Ryder Bollock Luke Bulloch
Molly Croes Kaiya Quintieri