Fast Skier Scholarship Accepting Applicants
World Cup Supply and Shred Optics have once again joined to sponsor the “Fast Skier” Junior Alpine Scholarship Fund.
In it’s fourth year, the award is intended to provide monetary assistance ($1,000) to a deserving J3-level junior alpine ski racer. The scholarship recipient will also receive an SRD race suit, WCS Start Cape and a helmet and goggle package from Shred Optics.
The scholarship will be awarded to the USSA J3 athlete who exhibits the personal characteristics required for success both on and off the hill.
“The award is especially important to us at WCS this year as it is our 20th anniversary,” said Brad Williams of World Cup Supply, Inc. “The number of applications we receive always surprises us and the quality of the kids applying makes it an especially hard decision each time around."
There have been three previous winners. The mother of Andrew Black, the latest winner, said her son was able to reach his goals with the help of the scholarship. “One of his goals as a first year J2 was to have his FIS points under 100 in all disciplines and he has accomplished that with his best FIS finish at 18th in GS and 20th in SG. His best USSA race finishes were first and third in GS with an overall finish of sixth for J2’s."
This year, the application deadline will be April 30, 2012 and the winner will be announced on May 25th. As with prior years the award will recognize dedication, talent, skill, personal integrity and a passion for ski racing. Academic achievement and community involvement remain important factors in the selection process as well.