SPIKE CLAYTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

 - BE POSITIVE - WORK HARD - NEVER GIVE UP -

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About

The Spike Clayton Memorial Scholarship commemorates a life devoted to the enjoyment of sport.  Spike's passion for sports inspired anyone who interacted with him.  He shared his expertise generously, making everyone realize their value to the sport by recognizing their contributions.  NWVE is honored to carry on Spike's legacy by awarding a Vermont Nordic Skier embodying his mantra, Be Positive - Work Hard - Never Give Up with this award.


Click the Donate button below to contribute to this fund. NWVE is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit charity operated completely by volunteers. 100% of donations will be awarded to selected athletes applying for the award.

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Recipients

 

Brook Hodgeman

May 2019

It is with great enthusiasm that we name the 2019 recipient of the NWVE Scholarship Award.  The depth of the application pool once again showed the remarkable achievements of the youth participating in our sport.  All are engaged in improving the community and helping others.  Brook's application stood out among the best as his community service had a deeply personal meaning.

Brook worked with the local rotary club to bridge the next generation with community entrepreneurship. He also volunteered to help provide ski equipment at little or no cost to those in need, including over 1000 jackets.  Brook is not only a leadership, athletic, and academic ambassador; he is also an activist for those with neurodegenerative disorders. Being diagnosed with epilepsy has only fueled his drive to be an inspiration and a role model for others.  He has done much to destigmatize epilepsy, including recording a PSA used by medical professionals to give a message of hope to youth newly diagnosed with seizure disorders.

Brook has also decided to keep all of his talents local by attending St. Michael's College.

Congratulations!

NWVE Board of Directors

Erin Magill

May 2018

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!


Congratulations!

NWVE Board of Directors

Alexandra Lawson

May 2017

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.


Congratulations!


NWVE Board of Directors

Forrest Hamilton

May 2016

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.  


Congratulations!


NWVE Board of Directors

   

     

NWVE Annual $500 Scholarship

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.

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