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NEBRA Announces Scholarship Program for Undergraduate Collegiate Cyclists Monday, June 18, 2007  


The New England Bicycle Racing Association (“NEBRA), a Maine corporation and a §501(c)(3) entity, for the purpose of fostering and developing competitive collegiate cyclists who are seeking to further their education and their competitive cycling, will provide annual scholarships to undergraduate collegiate cyclists selected by the NEBRA Board of Directors from amongst all applicants with monetary tuition assistance up to the amount of $1,000.00 (one thousand dollars).  The scholarships shall be paid directly to the recipients’ accredited educational institutions.


To apply for the scholarship and receive a scholarship, the applicant must at all times be a resident of one of the New England States and must fully complete and submit an application to NEBRA.  In the application, the applicant shall (1) demonstrate financial need; (2) establish that he or she is a full time student at an accredited institution of higher education; and (3) demonstrate the current or potential ability to be selected for national or international cycling competition.


The deadline for submitting a scholarship application is July1st. The NEBRA Board of Directors will award the Scholarship and inform the applicants selected and the institution attended by the applicants by August 1st.  The scholarships are one-year scholarships, and each successful applicant must apply and compete for a scholarship each year. Scholarship funds shall be paid directly to the educational institution as payment for the recipient’s tuition at such institution.  The payment shall be made on or before September 1st.


The award of the scholarships shall be determined based on the judgment and discretion of the NEBRA Board of Directors.  The NEBRA Board reserves the right not to award any scholarship funds in the event that it determines that no application submitted meets the required criteria.  A maximum amount of $1,000.00 in scholarship funds shall be awarded each year.


The application shall be accompanied by:

1.           A financial statement demonstrating the applicant’s need for financial assistance;

2.           The applicant’s race resume;

3.          A supporting letter from the applicant’s cycling trainer, coach, or official of the club or team with which the applicant is affiliated and vouching for and detailing the applicant’s cycling accomplishments and potential; and

4.          An official transcript of the applicant’s academic record to date (high school and college).


There shall be no preference with regard to sex, religion, race, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, or political affiliation. All individuals will be judged solely on the basis of their qualifications and all applicants must reside in one of the New England States.  Fully completed applications must be submitted, postmarked no later than June 15, 2007 to: Leslie Ludtke, 6 Ridge Road, Concord, New Hampshire 03301.  No family member of a NEBRA officer or director shall be eligible for a scholarship.

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