FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(South Lake Tahoe, CA 3/10/12) The United States of America Snowboard Association (USASA) proudly announces the 2012 Chuck Allen Scholarship program as well as a new grant program created by the USASA Foundation to provide funds for athletes attending Nationals.
Each year USASA members who qualify for the National Championships can apply for The Chuck Allen Scholarship by completing the application requirements posted on usasa.org. The applicants are evaluated for various criteria including transcripts, letters of recommendation, and snowboarding results. The 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. Beginning this year, Scholarships will only be awarded to those in the 6th grade or higher.
At the 2011 USASA National Championships, the USASA scholarship program awarded scholarships totaling $13,000 to 95 USASA members. The week of snowboard and freeski competitions and festivities attracted over 1,600 riders between the ages of 3 to 66, from 32 Regional Series across the country, specializing in a variety of snowboard and freeski disciplines. The 2012 USASA National Championships will again be held at Copper Mountain, CO on April 1-10, 2012.
New for 2012, the USASA Foundation will be awarding nearly $6,000 in grants to help offset travel and other costs associated with attending the National Championships. Named “The Nationals Assistance Award” program, the Foundation will provide grants ranging from $500 to $1000. Applicants will be evaluated primarily on financial need. A cover letter explaining the program and an application are posted on usasa.org.
The USASA and the Foundation’s award programs are made possible by the support and participation of our industry partners and individual contributions. The financial commitment made to USASA by these and other partners will support the education and dreams of future generations of snowboarders and freeskiers. Donations are 100% tax deductible and may be made by contacting Linda “Zippy” Neil at
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.
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.
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 logging on to the USASA website, www.usasa.org, clicking on the events tab and then the Nationals 2012 tab. You will find a scholarship and nationals assistance tab within our Nationals 2012 webpage, which includes all the information necessary to apply for these Awards.
For more information, please contact:
P.O. Box 15500
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151