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USCA Review Committee for ICF Scholarships

Page last updated May 14, 2017

USCA Review Committee for ICF Scholarships

USCA ICF Junior, Under 23, and Senior - Marathon, Sprint and/or Canoe Ocean Racing (surfski)

The United States Canoe Association (USCA) has established a program to provide travel support to USCA members who compete in elite International Canoe Federation (ICF) Junior/Under 23/Senior Marathon, Sprint and Canoe Ocean Racing international competitions. The goal of the program is to encourage all of our younger paddlers to strive for the excellence that international competition represents, and to assist our most promising, and accomplished, younger members to be able to compete with the best marathon paddlers in the world, at the ultimate paddling events.

Specifically, the USCA will provide up to $3000 annually to fund qualifying USCA member travel to the annual ICF Junior/Under 23/Senior World Sprint, Marathon or Canoe Ocean Racing Championships, and other significant elite international competitions. Other elite international competition would include but not be limited to: ICF World Cup events; Sella, Spain; Hansa Fish River, SA - for Marathon: or events in the World Surfski Series such as the Canadian Surfski Championships or Gorge Downwind Championships, OR - for Canoe Ocean Racing.

A maximum of $1,000 may be awarded to any one individual attending an ICF Championship. No more than $500 may be awarded to any qualified individual attending another ICF event. $1,000 is the maximum total annual award to any one individual attending multiple international events.

To be considered for a travel scholarship an applicant must:

1. Be a USCA member at the time of application
2. Have participated in 3 of the 5 USCA National Canoe & Kayak Championships immediately prior to the date of application, or have participated in 1 of the 3 USCA National Canoe & Kayak Championships immediately prior to the date of application if competing as a junior.
3. Have been selected by USA Canoe and Kayak (USACK)* to the Junior/Senior, or Under 23 World Marathon and/or Sprint Championship Team, and/or have been selected for the USCA (ICF) Canoe Ocean (surfski) Team for which support is requested.
4. Submit a complete and satisfactory application to the USCA ICF Review Committee for ICF Scholarship prior to the event for which funds are sought.
5. Summarize on your application, an initiative that you will undertake during the year to introduce and promote marathon paddling to the community.
*or a successor entity-as of October 2016, USACK is discussing a merger with ACA.

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Chair, USCA Review Committee for ICF Scholarships:
Priscilla Reinertsen
582 East Penacook Road
Contoocook, NH 03229 . Phone (603) 746-6491

Past recipients of USCA ICF Junior/Senior World Marathon and Sprint Championship funding:

2016, for travel to ICF World Events in:

Jesse Lischuck, Canadian Nationals, Canoe Open Racing Championships, BC, Gorge Downwind Championship, OR

2015, for travel to ICF World Events in:

Kaitlyn McElroy, World Sprint Cup in Italy
Jesse Lischuck, World Sprint Championships Portugal

2014, for travel to ICF World Championships in:

Kaitlyn McElroy, World Sprint Championships in Szeged, Hungary September
Austin Schwinn, World Sprint Championships in Szeged, Hungary September
Jesse Lischuck, U-23 World Sprint Championships in Szeged, Hungary September

2013, for travel to ICF World U-23 Marathon Championships in:

Jesse Lischuck, Junior World Marathon Championships, U-23, Copenhagen, Denmark. September

2012, for travel to ICF World Championships in:

Kaitlyn McElroy, Senior women, Marathon in Rome August 21-23
Austin Schwinn, Senior men, Marathon in Rome August 21-23
Jesse Lischuck, Junior men, Junior World Sprints in Hungary August 14-16 and Junior Marathon in Rome August 21-23

2011, for travel to ICF World Championships in:

Kaitlyn McElroy, Senior women, Sprints in Hungary August 17-21
Austin Schwinn, Senior men, Marathon in Singapore October 17-24
Jesse Lischuck, Junior men, Junior Worlds in Pozan, Poland September

2010, for travel to ICF World Championships in Bayoles, Spain

Kaitlyn McElroy Senior women
Austin Schwinn Senior men

2009, for travel to Portugal

Kaitlyn McElroy Senior women
Austin Schwinn Senior men
Jason Quagliata Senior men

2008, for travel to the Czech Republic

Kaitlyn McElroy Senior women
Austin Schwinn Senior men
Jason Quagliata Junior men

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