The Sarah Burke Foundation announced today that it is now accepting applications for the first of the Foundation’s planned philanthropic endeavors, the “Up and Coming Scholarship Award“. The “Up and Coming Scholarship Award” will provide an honorarium of $7,500 each to two youth winter sports athletes who have demonstrated personal excellence in their sports and in their communities.
“We are humbled to be able to carry on Sarah’s legacy of generosity and commitment to inspiring the next generation of athletes,” said Sarah Burke Foundation President and husband, Rory Bushfield. “We hope that through these Scholarships we can encourage children to pursue their sports dreams and to inspire others as Sarah continues to inspire us.”
Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2013 and can be obtained on the Foundation website. To be eligible, participants must be 18 years or younger and provide three references who can attest to the person’s compassionate character and athletic ambitions. Entrants are encouraged, but not required, to submit an accompanying YouTube video to support their application. Winners will be chosen by the Foundation’s Board of Directors and will be announced at the WSI/AFP World Championships on April 14, 2013.
For more information, visit the Up and Coming Scholarship Award page.