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ASA 2019 Youth Scholarship Contest!
Feb 19 2019

The Alberta Snowmobile Association is once again pleased to announce
two scholarship programs, which are available to ASA Trail Pass members.
We are the Alberta member of the Canadian Council of Snowmobile
Organizations (CCSO) and a member of the Western Chapter of the
International Snowmobile Council (ISC).

The ASA offers a $2000 scholarship and the winner will be entered
into the Western Chapter of the International Snowmobile Council, who
offer another $2000 scholarship. These will be awarded to either a graduating
senior from high school or a person who is currently enrolled in
college. This will be given to the winner regardless of other grants or
scholarships that the student might also receive.

To qualify for either program, the following criteria must be met:

The applicant must be a Trail Pass member of the Alberta Snowmobile Association as of January 1 of that scholarship year
The applicant must submit with the scholarship paper:
A cover letter
A resume including extracurricular activities
A summary of his/her involvement in snowmobiling including Trail Pass number
A transcript of his/her grade point average
The applicant must include a paper on the following subject
essay should be a minimum of two typed pages, double-spaced using
initial caps, Arial, font size 10 and the alignment should be justified.

This year’s scholarship essay is to be written with the following theme:

Essay topic:

The cost of everything in winter recreation over
the past ten years has skyrocketed. Snowmobiling is an expensive sport when you
take into consideration all things connected to it. Groomers and all their attachments, the
ones doing the grooming,
a home for
the groomer, Sno-Parks,
plowing, administration, trail construction/maintenance, and the list
goes on. Money does not grow on trees in the USA or CANADA. Even
when we find
money to help
our cause, we
run into roadblocks because of
the origin of the items we are trying to buy. There must be a better way.

Essay Challenge:

In the USA and
CANADA, there is money available to support our needs in the snowmobile world.
Finding it, qualifying it, and acquiring it is the beginning of your challenge.
See List Below:

1. Where traditionally do the funds come from for
your local and State / Provincial snowmobile needs?

2. What are the funds available to be used on?

3. How do you petition for these funds?

4. Are there funds available that are not being
petitioned for in your area?

Finally, can you share with us your thoughts and
ideas of how to financially support our cause for the next generation of

Applications must be received by March 30, 2019. Send applications to:

Alberta Snowmobile Association, 11759 Groat Road, Edmonton, AB T5M 3K6

Any entries received after that date, will not be considered.

The Alberta Snowmobile Association will arrange for judging of the
entries and will forward the ASA Scholarship winning paper to the
Western Chapter Scholarship Chair for entry to that $2000 scholarship as