I've just been informed about this great scholarship which is offered in the name of Dave Landgraf. Please spread the word!
This foundation is created in memory of Dave Landgraf, a Birkebeiner founder, who’s life was greatly affected by the wonderful sport of cross country skiing. He skied every Birkie from 1973-2011. The name Ski Strong was the idea of Emalea Landgraf, Dave’s daughter. At the time of Dave’s bike accident, he was wearing his yellow Lance Armstrong Livestrong band. The band remained intact and became a significant reminder of his strength. It is our hope that this foundation will inspire cross country skiers of all ages to embrace winter and the joy in cross country skiing.
Ski Strong Scholarship
Ski Strong wishes to provide free entries for both the Kortelopet and Birkebeiner race. Any boys and girls wishing to ski either race may apply. The requirements are you must be from the state of WI and be 20 years or younger on the day of the race. If you meet the requirements, please send an email answering this question, why cross country skiing is an important part of your life. Please answer the question in 200 words or less essay indicating which race you plan to ski and send it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 15, 2011. After reading your essay, Dave’s family will select a boy and girl for each race. If you were are the recipient of a free entry the family will inform you by December 20, 2011.