Momentum Ski Camps has recently announced the addition of a special scholarship in honor of the late freestyle skier Sarah Burke. The Spirit of Sarah Scholarship is a new program designed to award female skiers that demonstrate the same qualities that made Sarah such a beloved figure in the sport.. Each year, one deserving girl will be selected to receive a free session at the Girls Week Camp at Momentum, which is located in Whistler, B.C.
Sarah was extremely passionate about injecting women into the sport of competitive freestyle skiing. The inclusion of women’s divisions at X Games and the new freestyle skiing events in the upcoming Sochi 2014 Winter Games are a direct result of Sarah’s dedicated lobbying efforts. Through her talent and influence, she contributed to getting the Momentum’s Girls Week off the ground. For 11 years Sarah was a dedicated coach at the camp, and through her mentoring, made a positive impact on a number of young athletes.
Young women who are interested in applying for the Spirit of Sarah Scholarship must create a presentation that details why they are deserving of a free camp session. Entries can incorporate letters, videos, photos, and/or powerpoint presentations. Interested women are encouraged to include any relevant letters of support from any ski coaches, teachers or mentors in their life as well.
The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2012, and can be emailed to email@example.com.
Momentum Ski Camp put together a really nice tribute page for Sarah that is absolutely worth checking out.