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Wrestling Scholarship Available - JRC Memorial Scholarship Fund 
Mike Atlas
Fri Apr 01 2005, 02:57PM

Joined: Sun Feb 22 2004, 11:26AM
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Through a generous donation made possible by the JRC Memorial Scholarship Fund, USA Wrestling has been granted the opportunity to help young wrestlers from across the country achieve their dreams. This JRC Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in honor of John Ricciardi, Rochelle Levitetz and Charlie Levitetz and is dedicated to assisting wrestling athletes from around the country. The JRC Memorial Scholarship Fund is designed to assist civic minded and disadvantaged youth attend USAW or collegiate wrestling camps in the summer of 2005. Through a selection process established by USA Wrestling, wrestlers active in USA Wrestling have the opportunity to apply for financial assistance to receive partial or complete assistance to attend a wrestling camp in their region. USA Wrestling will be working directly with some of the best camps in the country in providing this unique opportunity to several deserving athletes.


Establish a scholarship program to benefit young USA Wresting member athletes by assisting in paying for the cost of attending a USAW or collegiate wrestling camp.


-Youth entering into the sixth grade through youth entering into their senior year of high school in the fall of 2006 are eligible to apply.

-Active in the community, school, and civic based activities.

-Representative of a positive image, seeking to learn and grow into a leader.

Process of Submission:

-Complete the Application (Contact & General Information) sheet.

-Acquire a minimum of one and a maximum of three recommendation letters.

-Submit the application and recommendation letters to the state chairperson for USA Wrestling.
(Must be postmarked by May 1st.)

Selection Process:

-The USA Wrestling State Chairperson shall forward the application form and a cover letter to those individuals most deserving of consideration of Scholarship funds.

-The USA Wrestling State Chairperson will designate the leading candidates from his/her state association, but will send all applications from his/her state to the National Office by May 5th.

-A USA Wrestling selection committee consisting of: Mark Scott – Director of State Services, Ted DeRousse – Manager of State Services, Ted Witulski – Coaches Education Coordinator, Pete Isais – Director of National Events, Ike Anderson – Greco-Roman Developmental Coach, Dave Bennett – FS Developmental Coach and Rich Bender – Executive Director will make final selection of Scholarship recipients and send a formal notification of award. All applicants must send in information for the camp that they want to attend. Payment of camp fees shall be made directly by USA Wrestling to the camp director for the award recipient.

-The selection process shall be completed no later than May 23rd.

-The JRC shall be notified by May 25th of the name of the recipients and the amounts of the Scholarship awards given.

Final Notification:

- USA Wrestling will notify each recipient the amount of scholarship funds awarded.

- USA Wrestling will publish comprehensive listing of athletes receiving scholarships on [link].

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Mike Atlas
Wed Mar 01 2006, 08:24PM

Joined: Sun Feb 22 2004, 11:26AM
Posts: 6122
The 2006 Scholarship application is available to download here.
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