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Alec Vaio from Truckee, California is the winner of the $1500 "Big Al" Wagner - Western Region Scholarship. Alec is a Senior at Arizona State University majoring in Civil Engineering. The USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Foundation scholarships are awarded each year to water skiers who show leadership abilities and demonstrate that involvement in the sport has helped them grow both personally and academically. "This scholarship is amazing to receive as it will allow me not to burden my family with the costs of college and allow me to continue my journey in skiing and in education. With this scholarship, I will be able to finish off my last year of college knowing that there are people on my side now more than ever, " says Alec.


The "Big Al" Wagner/Western Region Scholarship is given annually to an AWSA Western Region Skier qualified for the Western Regional Water Ski Tournament. The Foundation is very proud of our young athletes and honored to support their future academic needs. You can help our mission... join or donate to the foundation.

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Daniel Murdy from Lincoln, Nebraska has won the $2400 Dave Goode Scholarship. Daniel is a senior at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln majoring in Mechanical Engineering.


The USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Foundation scholarships are awarded each year to water skiers who show leadership abilities and demonstrate that involvement in the sport has helped them grow both personally and academically. "At Nebraska, like many schools in the Midwest, many of our members are new to three-event skiing. I love spending time in the boat teaching and training with my friends. I hope to continue sharing this sport with as many friends as I can, both old and new, for years to come!" says Daniel. This is the first year of The Dave Goode Scholarship which is open to AWSA and NCWSA skiers from the Midwest Region who are pursuing a degree in Engineering or Mathematics.


"Your support of collegiate water sports has positive impacts far beyond me... The funds allow athletes such as myself to help cover the cost of education offsetting the income we need to generate while in school. This not only allows us additional time to study but also allows continued investment in the sport we all love. " says Daniel. The Foundation is very proud of our young athletes and honored to support their future academic needs. You can help support our mission by joining or donating to the foundation today.

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The USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Foundation scholarships are awarded each year to water skiers who show leadership abilities and demonstrate that involvement in the sport has helped them grow both personally and academically.

Kennedy Hansen from Milton, Florida has won the $1000 Florida Water Ski Federation Scholarship. Kennedy will be attending the University of Louisiana - Lafayette in the fall.

"I'm really looking forward to the next chapter of my life including collegiate skiing and the college experience. The 2021 Florida Water Ski Federation scholarship will help me offset all of the expenses that come with college and collegiate water skiing," says Kennedy.

This is the inaugural year of the Florida Water Ski Federation Scholarship which is open to three-event water ski athletes who compete in the Florida State Water Ski Championships and are currently registered students in a college or university.

"The water skiing community of fellow competitors, officials, and coaches has made such a positive impact on my life - not only as a skier but also as a person. I'd like to extend a quick thank you to my family for all of your support and to Adam and Cory Pickos and the rest of the crew at Pickos Ski School," says Kennedy.

The Foundation is very proud of our young athletes and honored to support their future academic needs. You can help support our mission by joining or donating to the foundation.





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