Truckee, California—This year, the United States of America Snowboard Association (USASA) awarded individual scholarship funds totaling $15,200 to 140 USASA National Championship Scholarship Fund applicants. The scholarship awards ranged from $80.00 to $500.00. With the support of Windell’s Camp and Transworld Snowboarding, the USASA was able to contribute the funds to deserving individuals to use toward any accredited school of learning, coaching programs or summer snowboard camps. Scholarship funds can be held with the USASA Scholarship Endowment Fund and used for future college tuition.

Each year, USASA members who qualify for the USASA National Championship can apply for a USASA Scholarship by completing the application requirements. The applicants are evaluated for the following criteria; grade transcripts, letters of recommendation, snowboarding results and a photograph of the applicant.

The 2006 USASA National Championship was held March 25-April 1 at Northstar at Tahoe in California. The week of snowboarding competitions and activities attracted more than 1,450 competitors, the largest field of competitors in its 16 year history.

“Academic excellence is an essential component to a well-rounded athlete, said Chuck Allen, founder and vice president of USASA. “An athlete that works hard to achieve good grades typically excels in sports. The USASA Scholarship Endowment is a beneficial to recognize educational development.

The 2006 USASA Scholarship Endowment is made possible with the support and participation of Transworld Snowboarding Magazine, Windell’s Camp, USASA merchandise sales and additional USASA monetary donations. The financial commitment made to USASA by these sponsors, donors and participants allow the USASA to contribute to membership education advancements.