Academy Snowboards Foundation Scholarship deadline has been extended until Friday, March 31, 2006. This “first ever scholarship has been set up to help out our fellow “broke-ass snowboarders who are trying to go to school and keep the shred dream alive at the same time. Academy will be offering two scholarships for this 2nd year, a $5,000 Merit scholarship and $2,500 Recruit Scholarship which will also include a snowboard setup and softgoods, a TransWorld goodie pack, and a 2 week session to High Cascade Snowboard Camp. The scholarship application is only available through specialty snowboard/skate shops.
“We are stoked to be able to give a little back to snowboarding. It’s really tough for kids to go to work then school while trying to keep the shred dream alive. One of those areas will definitely suffer. We want serious candidates and there are a lot of steps to go through including essays and video requirements, which include riding footage along with the normal criteria. Ideally, these kids will bring their skills back to the industry after they graduate, states Jeff Baughn, marketing director for Academy.
The scholarship is available to shop employees, mountain employees, consumers and recipients will be chosen on a strict criteria. Shredders who are interested can only get the scholarship application at their local snowboard shop and applications must be received by March 27,2006. Check the website at www.academysnowboards.com under “Projects for more info and video clips of last year’s recipients or e-mail us at: