September 12, 2008, Newsletter Issue #133: College Scholarships for High School Skateboarders

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There are many different opportunities for students to earn college scholarships that relate to their athletic abilities and hobbies. One of the most unusual scholarships for student athletics is the Patrick Kerr Skateboard scholarship.

Open to high school senior skateboarders, the Patrick Kerr Skateboard scholarship program awards four different scholarships each year. One applicant will receive a $5,000 college scholarship and three others will receive $1,000 awards.

Application Criteria:

Current-year high school senior Skateboarder U.S. Citizen GPA of 2.5 or higher (4.0 scale) Enroll in 2 or 4 year accredited postsecondary institution in the fall term immediately following high school graduation Applicants must submit an essay that addresses the following question: How has skateboarding been a positive influence in your life? Additional required application materials include two letters of recommendation, an official transcript, and information about the applicant’s involvement in promoting skateboarding in his or her community.

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