The family of Tim Olson says there were so many great applicants for the Foundation scholarships this year... they wanted to double up and award two Tim Olson Memorial Scholarships in 2021.
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.
First up... Paige Peshina of Malvern, Ohio has been chosen as one of the winners of the $1500 Tim Olson Memorial Scholarship. Paige will be a Freshman at Rollins College in Florida.
"I feel honored and grateful to receive the 2021 Tim Olson Scholarship, it will help support me as I move to Florida and attend Rollins College to pursue a career in the medical field," says Paige.
And for the third year in a row, Grace Petzold of Mequon, Wisconsin is grabbing the $1500 Tim Olson Memorial Scholarship. Grace is a junior at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Spanish.
"Finding the right balance between school and waterskiing has always been very important to me. I strive to excel in both the classroom and on the water. Therefore, I believe that the Tim Olson Scholarship will enhance my education because it will allow me to devote more time to my schoolwork along with my waterskiing commitments," says Grace.
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 wakeboarder or show skier.
The USA Water Ski & Wake Sports 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 HERE.