NWVE Annual $500 Scholarship
NWVE provides a $500 scholarship to a Vermont Senior who will begin attending college in the fall and has participated in Nordic skiing for at least two seasons during high school. Awards based on spirit for the sport. See below for instructions and application.
We are honored to announce this year’s recipient of the NWVE Annual Scholarship. As usual, we had an incredible pool of applicants who show that the continuation of the sport is in the hands of the best people. It is amazing to see all the different ways this year’s applicants are exemplary citizens contributing to others in so many positive ways. All were outstanding model citizens, but one won us over with her tenacity, optimism and genuine excitement for skiing. Working through the ranks with dedication, this recipient’s enthusiasm for the sport spread throughout her team. She stuck with the scholastic events continuously improving, highlighted by a solid top 10 in the Vermont State Championship on a tough day to ski.
Erin Magill has been selected for 2018’s award. In addition to skiing, Erin has received recognition for her academic performance, was a clarinetist in a multitude of ensembles including the New England Music Festival, has an impressive competitive running resume, and has raised awareness and funds for She’s the First a club that provides resources to women who are the first in their family to go to high school in less fortunate areas around the world. Erin will attend Brandeis University next year where she will continue to pursue excellence in her many interests!
NWVE Board of Directors
NWVE is honored and excited to announce the recipient of 2017's NWVE Scholarship Award. All applicants were excellent and highly qualified. We know the Cross Country Skiing Community is full of exceptional people, but all of the candidates went above and beyond in so many ways. With the level of commitment, contribution and ambitions in all the activities, causes and charities these applicants were affiliated with, they are destined for success. The board found themselves torn in only being able to award one scholarship among so many deserving applicants. A good problem to have.
Alexandra Lawson has been selected as 2017's recipient of the NWVE Scholarship. In addition to her numerous Nordic Skiing achievements, Alexandra has also received commendation for academic excellence. She has made time to serve and inspire the community through volunteer work at local hospitals and youth programs that encourage children to become more involved with math, science and technology. Alexandra is looking forward to continuing on her phenomenal trajectory at Middlebury College.
NWVE Board of Directors
NWVE is honored and excited to announce the recipient of this year's NWVE Scholarship Award. All applicants were excellent and highly qualified. We know the Cross Country Skiing Community is full of exceptional people, but all of the candidates went above and beyond in so many ways. With the level of commitment, contribution and ambitions in all the activities, causes and charities these applicants were affiliated with, they are destined for success. The board found themselves torn in only being able to award one scholarship among so many deserving applicants. A good problem to have.
After extended deliberation it was decided to award Forrest Hamilton. Forrest has been a fixture in the Vermont and New England skiing scene for most of his life. In addition to his clear dedication to competing in the sport he has done much to help with local youth and school programs. Forrest has also made Eagle Scout dedicating his project to Camp Ta Kum Ta.
Forrest will be attending Bates College in the fall where his drive will guide him to continued success and higher aspirations.
NWVE Board of Directors
Has been accepted at an accredited two or four year college
Has participated in Nordic Skiing Events in grades 11 and 12
Has maintained a B average in high school
Shows qualities of good citizenship and sportsmanship
Available ONLY from the NWVE website.
Completed applications and transcripts must be received by May 12, 2019.
Email completed application document as an attachment firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transcripts may be emailed in pdf form to or mailed to NWVE, 93 Butler Drive, South Burlington, VT.
Selections will be made by the NWVE Board of Directors.
The recipient will be notified by email in early June and the scholarship will be mailed.
Due May 12, 2019
High School Name:
High School Address:
High School GPA (include school transcript):
Did you mail or email your transcript (choose one)?:
1. List all high school sports and all athletic clubs by grade:
2. List other relevant extracurricular activities (include offices held):
3. List relevant community service work, work experience and honors or awards received in sports and academics:
4. Describe in 300 words or less: Your education plans and career goals, why Nordic Skiing is important to you and why you feel you deserve this scholarship.
It is easy!