FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

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Barbara Bolding/Jim  Grew Scholarship

$5000

The Barbara Bolding/Jim Grew Scholarship was established in 2001, revised in January 2008 and has special provisions in that it is given to a qualifying female who attends a four year accredited college and skis primarily in AWSA, NCWSA or USA-AWSWS tournaments.

  • 2021 Kristen Baldwin

  • 2020 Krista Butterfield

  • 2019 Krista Butterfield

  • 2018 Anna Gay

  • 2017 Kristen Dammeyer

  • 2016 Ellie Horton

  • 2015 Ellie Horton

  • 2014 Erica Lang

  • 2013 Emily Van Treese

  • 2012 Caroline Hensley

  • 2011 Caroline Hensley

  • 2010 Kerri McClure

  • 2009 Jamie Leanne Grant

  • 2008 Not Awarded

  • 2007 Tyne Kaiser

  • 2006  Caroline Wolf

  • 2005 Kerri Lee

  • 2004 Tarah Benzel

  • 2003 Tarah Benzel

  • 2002 Cynthia Coss

  • 2001 Lane Culpepper

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Tim Olson Scholarship

$1500

The Tim Olson Memorial Scholarship was established by the family and friends of Tim Olson. A special provision of the scholarship is that it is to be given to a wake boarder or show skier.

  • 2020 Paige Peschina & Grace Petzold

  • 2020 Grace Petzold

  • 2019 Grace Petzold

  • 2018 McKenna Cullinane

  • 2017 Donica Loney

  • 2016 Karli Pickney

  • 2015 Ariana Koehler

  • 2014 Jacquelyn Schuh

  • 2013 Jennifer Boeckman

  • 2012 Hayley Sarow

  • 2011 Not Awarded

  • 2010 Not Awarded

  • 2009 Mark Cassidy

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Elmer Stailing Southern Region Scholarship

$2000

The Elmer Stailing Scholarship is for an AWSA Southern Regional Competitor and qualified student who is registered in a College or University. It has been funded by the Southern Region since 1990.

  • 2021 Nicholas Kerr

  • 2020  Anna Gay

  • 2019  Anna Gay

  • 2018 Lexi Nate

  • 2017 Kelley Breeden

  • 2016 Juliana Myrick

  • 2015 K.C. Wilson

  • 2014 Ellie Horton

  • 2013 K.C. Wilson

  • 2012 Not Awarded

  • 2011 Caroline Hensley

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Florida Water Ski Federation  Scholarship
$1000

The Florida Water Ski Federation Scholarship 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.

  • 2021 Kennedy Hansen

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Jim Grew Boys 1 Scholarship

$2000

The Boys 1 Scholarship is awarded to the National Overall Title winner at the AWSA Nationals each year. The money is held in escrow by the foundation until the athlete attends the university of their choice.

  • 2021 Bode Bulfer

  • 2020 Jaxen Stabel

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Boys 2 Scholarship

$2000

The Boys 2 Scholarship is awarded to the National Overall Title winner at the AWSA Nationals each year. The money is held in escrow by the foundation until the athlete attends the university of their choice.

  • 2021 Ty Robbins

  • 2020 BG Bickley

Dutch Brothers Coffee Boys 3 Scholarship

$1000

The Boys 3 Scholarship is awarded to the National Overall Title winner at the AWSA Nationals each year. The money is held in escrow by the foundation until the athlete attends the university of their choice.

  • 2021 Jake Abelson

  • 2020 Chase Sparks

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Boys 4 Scholarship

$1000

The Boys 4 Scholarship is awarded to the National Overall Title winner at the AWSA Nationals each year. The money is held in escrow by the foundation until the athlete attends the university of their choice.

  • 2021 Ty Kosek

  • 2020 Carter Reese

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Boys 5 Scholarship

$1000

The Boys 5 Scholarship is awarded to the National Overall Title winner at the AWSA Nationals each year. The money is held in escrow by the foundation until the athlete attends the university of their choice.

  • 2021 Blaze Grubbs

  • 2020 Blaze Grubbs

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"Banana George" Blair Ambassador Scholarship

$2200

In the same spirit that made him a legend, "Banana George" Blair continued to give back to water sports and the foundation throughout his life.  George's family has created this scholarship to give student-athletes an opportunity to earn a college education while pursuing their water sports dreams. This scholarship is open to all water sports disciplines.

  • 2021 Matayla DeBruin

  • 2020 Zach Butterfield

  • 2019 Lauren Goldman

  • 2018 Cullen Parker

  • 2017 Erica Lang

  • 2016 Erica Lang

  • 2015 Jessica Trygier

  • 2014 Paul O'Hara

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Dave Goode
Midwest Region
Scholarship
$2400


 

The Dave Goode Scholarship is awarded to  AWSA and NCWSA skiers from the Midwest Region who are pursuing a degree in Engineering or Mathematics.

  • 2021 Daniel Murdy

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Jennifer Odom/

David Kammerer

Barefoot Scholarship

$1500

The Jennifer Odom/David Kammerer Memorial Scholarship was established in 2008. Special provisions require that the scholarship be given to a barefoot skier. In the event a barefooter does not apply, the Jennifer Odom/David Kammerer Memorial Scholarship shall be carried forward to the next calendar year.

Jennifer Odom was a junior girl national competitor who was abducted near her home in Pasco County, Florida in February of 1993.  She was later found murdered.

David Kammerer of Excelsior, Minnesota was a former Mens 2 National Overall Champion and “old school” barefooter. He died in a plane crash in July of 2007. 

  • 2021 Megan Adams

  • 2020 Alex Youngblood

  • 2019 Not Awarded

  • 2018 Dillon Brouch

  • 2017 Kailey Koehler

  • 2016 Kailey Koehler

  • 2015 Johnathan Martines

  • 2014 Matthew Martin

  • 2013 Landen Ehlers

  • 2012 Kyle Bichich

  • 2011 Johnathan Paulovich

  • 2010 Andrew Martin

  • 2009 Andrew Martin

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"Big Al" Wagner

Western Region

Scholarship

$1500

The "Big Al" Wagner/Western Region Scholarship is to be given to an AWSA Western Region Skier qualified for the Western Regional Water Ski Tournament.

  • 2021 Alec Vaio

  • 2020 Landon Geels

  • 2019 Not Awarded

  • 2018 Landon Geels

  • 2017 Alexis Keller

  • 2016 Not Awarded

  • 2015 Erica Lang

  • 2014 Gina Phillini

  • 2013 Robert Morris

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Jim Grew Girls 1 Scholarship

$2000

The Girls 1 Scholarship is awarded to the National Overall Title winner at the AWSA Nationals each year. The money is held in escrow by the foundation until the athlete attends the university of their choice.

  • 2021 Grace Lohr

  • 2020 Marley Pavur

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Walter May

Girls 2 Scholarship

$2000

 

The Girls 2 Scholarship is awarded to the National Overall Title winner at the AWSA Nationals each year. The money is held in escrow by the foundation until the athlete attends the university of their choice.

  • 2021 Alexia Abelson

  • 2020 Kamryn Massey

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Gus Johnson

Girls 3 Scholarship

$1000

The Girls 3 Scholarship is awarded to the National Overall Title winner at the AWSA Nationals each year. The money is held in escrow by the foundation until the athlete attends the university of their choice.

  • 2021 Julie Mishler

  • 2020 Emma Davis

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Linda Giddens

Girls 4 Scholarship

$1000

The Girls 4 Scholarship is awarded to the National Overall Title winner at the AWSA Nationals each year. The money is held in escrow by the foundation until the athlete attends the university of their choice.

  • 2021 Elizabeth Hall

  • 2020 Kendra Nathan

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Linda Giddens

Girls 5 Scholarship

$1000

The Girls 5 Scholarship is awarded to the National Overall Title winner at the AWSA Nationals each year. The money is held in escrow by the foundation until the athlete attends the university of their choice.

  • 2021 Alyssa Drake

  • 2020 Kristen Baldwin