Ski Racing Development and World Cup Supply have expanded the Fast Skier Junior Alpine Scholarship Award for the 2013 season and will honor both a male and female alpine U-16 ski racer.

Applications, available here or at are now being accepted. Winners, based on dedication, talent, skill, personal integrity and a passion for the sport, will receive $1,000, an SRD race suit and a WCS start coat. Academic achievement and community involvment remain important factors in the selection process as well.

“Our goal for the scholarship is to support those athletes who not only have solid results on the hill, but excel off the hill as well,” said World Cup Supply president Brad Williams. “To be able to essentially double the size of the prize by selecting a male and female winner is exciting to us.”

SRD founder Barry Levinson echoed that sentiment. “Our goal with the Fast Skier Scholarship remains consistent over the past five years; to develop a grassroots support program starting with highly motivated young U-16 athletes as the progress toward the US Ski Team and possible collegiate, World Cup and Olympic level competition. We are very excited to offer both a male and female award this season as we continue to grow this program.”

Deadline for applications is April 26, with winners being announced May 31.

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Hank McKee
Senior Editor
In memoriam: The veteran of the staff, McKee started with Ski Racing in 1980. Over the seasons, he covered virtually every aspect of the sport, from the pro tours to junior racing, freestyle and World Cup alpine competition. He wrote the first national stories for many U.S. team stars, and was still around to report on their retirements. “Longevity has its rewards,” he said, “but it’s a slow process.”



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