Have you been successful in your skating career?
There may be an opportunity to continue that success in furthering your education and training. The US Foundation for Amateur Roller Skating offers several scholarships for successful skaters who have competed at the National Championships.
Criteria for Selection
The US Foundation for Amateur Roller Skating Selection Committee will evaluate all applications received by the current deadline, DECEMBER 15th, selecting qualified recipients based on current membership,competitive eligibility, scholastic achievement, and monetary need based on other scholarships attained.
Educational scholarships initiated by the US Foundation for amateur Roller Skating in cooperation with the National Governing Body of Roller Skating, USA Roller Sports, are intended to help defray a portion of the athlete's educational / training costs, and in so doing encourage athletes to further their formal education in preparation for life-long career goals. Grants are paid directly to the individual for educational tuition fees, books, lab fees, and/or dormitory housing. To qualify, the projected educational institutions must be an accredited college or university, technical or trade school that provide career education.
1. Current USARS member in good standing for a minimum of 3 years which includes the current registration.
2. Open to all roller skating disciplines: hockey, speed skating, roller derby and figure, involving athletes participating in USARS Sanctioned National Championships based on those sports past or present participation in the Pan AM Games.
Figure Skating- Participating in a standard division final event at the National Championships.
Speed Skating- Indoor Inline or Quad Nationals: Any skater in any standard age division obtaining points from a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd finish in one of the individual race distances. Outdoor Road and Track Nationals: Anyone attaining a medal in of the various distance races associated with their division.
Hockey and Roller Derby- Any athlete whose team participated in the final medal round at the National Championships, in any age division.
3. Minimum of 17 years of age and in their final year of high school or a high school graduate.
4. Must be an American Citizen or legal resident to be eligible for funding.
5. Minimum GPA of 3.0 or better for final year of high school which must have occurred within the last two years. Currently enrolled in college or trade school in good academic standing defined by their educational institution and pursuing studies for a degree or certificate.
1. Must complete an application,on the approved form, with the required documentation, no later than December 15 of the calendar year in which they qualified through Nationals in item 2 of the Eligibility above. Applicants will be notified of approval no late than January 30.
2. Scholarship grants will be payable to the recipient for use in enrolling in a college or qualified institution of his or her choice or for tuition and/or books for the current or next scholastic year. However, initiation of use for the scholarship must not be delayed more than one full calendar year following the receipt of the award, otherwise it is forfeited.
3. International Training grants, for Junior World Class Athletes are also available for qualified Skaters.
4. Any money awarded to an athlete not used for its intended purpose, must be returned to the Foundation. This would include misrepresentation, dropping out or cancellations after registration.
Completed applications and supporting documentation will be Emailed directly to:
Al Taglang - Foundation Treasurer
Marian Spooner - Foundation Trustee
Best of luck and success in the upcoming Skating Season!
The US Foundation for Amateur Roller Skating, Scholarship Committee