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Scholarships

OSSA will be offering a scholarship to either a graduating high school senior or a person currently enrolled in a college, technical or vocational program.  This will be a $2,000.00 grant and will be given to the winner regardless of other grants or scholarships that the student may also receive.

KEN HAEVERNICK – OSSA 2021 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Requirements are as follows:

  1. The applicant must be a member of the Oregon State Snowmobile Association, that is also a member of the Western Chapter of Snowmobile Associations Inc.
  2. The applicant must submit the completed application form.
  3. The applicant must submit a resume detailing his/her involvement in snowmobiling, as well as extra-curricular/volunteer activities.
  4. The applicant must include an essay (subject on the application form).  The essay should be a minimum of 2 pages, double-spaced and typed. Keep in mind that a well-researched, comprehensive essay will undoubtedly be significantly longer, and we certainly encourage that.
  5. All tasks on this application must be completed or it will be rejected.
  6. The application must be received by the Oregon State Snowmobile Association by March 31, 2021.
  7. Please mail or e-mail application to:

OSSA

Ken Haevernick – OSSA Scholarship

PO Box 6255

Bend, OR 97708

(541) 797-6880

lmahoney@oregonsnow.org

OSSA will the send the winner to the Western Chapter Scholarship Chair no later than April 30th.  The winner of the Western Chapter Scholarship will be announced at the International Snowmobile Congress in June, 2021.

The winner of the OSSA Scholarship will also have the opportunity to compete for the C.J. Ramstad Scholarship offered by the International Snowmobile Media Council.

An alternate will be picked if the winner should decide not to enroll in a college, technical or vocational program.

Essay Topic:  In the U.S. and Canada, many of our snowmobile parking areas (sno-parks) and warming huts/shelters are being abused, littered in and vandalized by the public as well as our very own snowmobilers.

Essay Challenge:  What can we do to fix this?

1. In your own words explain why this is happening.

2. Is there a plan in place right now in your area to address this problem?

3. Develop a plan/program that could virtually eliminate or at least reduce the problems that we are experiencing in our sno-parks and warming huts/shelters.

4. Share with us how you would implement your solution and involve other snowmobilers to reach your goal.

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