Sarah Burke Foundation Offering Youth Scholarships

Athletes demonstrating excellence in winter sports and in their communities eligible for $7,500

Applications are being accepted for the “Up and Coming Scholarship Award” which will provide $7,500 each to two youth winter sports athletes who have demonstrated personal excellence in their sports and in their communities.

Applications will be accepted until December 1, 2015, 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 winners will be notified by December 15, 2015.

One of the last year's scholarship recipients, Geneva Coulter, hopes to see women's sledge hockey become a sanctioned Paralympic sport. PHOTO: Sarah Burke Foundation
One of the last year’s scholarship recipients, Geneva Coulter, hopes to see women’s sledge hockey become a sanctioned Paralympic sport. PHOTO: Sarah Burke Foundation

About The Sarah Burke Foundation
Created in honor of legendary freestyle skier and humanitarian Sarah Burke, the Sarah Burke Foundation is committed to preserving Sarah’s goodwill by offering grants to aspiring winter sports athletes and raising money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital, an organization that was personally meaningful to Sarah. Remembered for her brilliant heartwarming smile, her heroic feats on the ski slopes and her tireless championing of the underdog, Sarah’s spirit continues to live on in the hearts of those who knew, admired, and loved her.