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USA Cycling Development Foundation Offers Scholarships and Grants to Cyclists

Bike Racers Can Get Assistance Paying For College or For Training

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Need money for college? How about additional racing and training opportunities? The USA Cycling Development Foundation offers several scholarships and grant opportunities to bike racers. Just like there are ways you can work hard to increase your speed on the bike, there are also things you can do (like getting grants and scholarships) to help your career that don't have anything at all to do with pedaling. The deadline on many of these is coming up, so mind the calendar and get started if you are interested in pursuing some of this financial support made available to help you accomplish your dream.

1. Edmund R. Burke Fund for Cycling Development

USA Cycling Junior Development Camp Kids Training Racing
USA Cycling

The Edmund R. Burke Fund for Cycling Development provides direct financial assistance to junior and U23 athletes with successful competitive records who have the potential to achieve higher performance levels and rankings by relieving the financial burden on those lacking in resources. Assistance is provided for travel to regional and national development camps, and travel to international national team projects when athletes are only partially funded. This can also help deserving cyclists travel to World Championship events when selected as an unfunded representative of the USA.

Eligibility: Any junior with a racing age of 14 or older, or Under-23 age group cyclist with regional and/or national ranking and previous qualification for a regional or national team development camp or national team racing program who meets the financial need criteria. Highest consideration is given to applicants with financial need and who have demonstrated the most commitment to the sport, and/or athletes who have demonstrated remarkable capability competing at the international level. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, with a valid USA Cycling license.

Deadline for application: November 1st.

Follow this link to the application.

2. John Stenner Collegiate Cycling Scholarship

MIT women sm 2008 collegiate championships
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The John Stenner Collegiate Cycling Scholarship is a program of the USA Cycling Development Foundation. Scholarships are awarded to full-time students who have gone the extra mile to succeed in the areas of academics, community involvement with an emphasis on collegiate team development, and in competitive cycling results. Two scholarships will be awarded in 2012 to the top male and female qualifying applicants in an amount no less than $1,000 each.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a full-time student, as determined by the institution at which they are enrolled, for the academic year 2012-2013. The applicant must also be a U.S. Citizen, a member of a current USA Cycling Collegiate cycling club and hold a current USA Cycling Collegiate racing license.

Deadline: December 3, 2012. The scholarship recipients will be announced December 17, 2012.

Follow this link to the application.

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3. Joshua Kuck Collegiate Cycling Scholarship

Ripon Cycling
Ripon Cycling

The Joshua Kuck Collegiate Cycling Scholarship is a program of the USA Cycling Development Foundation. Scholarships are awarded to full-time students who have gone the extra mile to succeed in the areas of academics, collegiate team development, with an emphasis on cycling safety, advocacy and education in their respective communities. Two scholarships will be awarded in 2012 to the top male and female qualifying applicants in an amount no less than $1,000 each.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a full-time student, as determined by the institution, for the academic year 2012-2013. The applicant must also be a U.S. Citizen, a member of a current USA Cycling Collegiate cycling club and hold a current USA Cycling Collegiate racing license.

Deadline: December 3, 2012. The scholarship recipients will be announced December 17, 2012

Follow this link to the application.

Related article: Schedule of USA Cycling National Championships in 2012

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