From our friends at the Kelly Clark Foundation:
The Kelly Clark Foundation, a registered nonprofit organization that provides youth with the resources and opportunities to achieve their highest potential through snowboarding, announced today the distribution of its third round of scholarship funding.
So far this year the foundation has awarded $16,000 to four young snowboarders to attend different mountain schools across the United States. The grant recipients will utilize the scholarships to attend mountain schools including Mount Mansfield Academy, Mount Snow Academy, Okemo Mountain School, and Stratton Mountain School for the 2012-2013 academic year.
“This scholarship speaks to me as an opportunity to follow my dream,” said a scholarship recipient who received a $4,000 scholarship towards tuition at Mount Snow Academy. “I will work hard on and off the hill to reach my best potential.”
“The reaction from the scholarships recipients has been absolutely incredible and is a proud moment in my life,” said Clark, an Olympic Gold medalist. “It is my intention with the Kelly Clark Foundation to give back, and see others have the same opportunities that I have had; and I am looking forward to watching their dreams come true.”
The Kelly Clark Foundation awards scholarships to snowboarders looking to pursue excellence in athletics and academics through the attendance of mountain schools. Criteria includes the level of athletic commitment, financial need(s) and letter(s) of recommendation. Applications are available to download at www.kellyclarkfoundation.org/
Clark, a three-time Olympian: 2002 Gold, 2010 Bronze medalist in halfpipe, is widely considered one of the greatest female riders in history. The West Dover, Vermont-native has won every major snowboarding title and event in the history of the sport including the Olympics, U.S. Open, and Winter X Games among others. Her competition schedule for the 2012-2013 is due to include the U.S. Grand Prix series, Winter Dew Tour, Winter X Games and the U.S. Open.