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Six to Receive Water Ski Foundation Scholarships

Updated 7/8/08

For further information contact:
Carole Lowe (863)324-2472

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Six to Receive Water Ski Foundation Scholarships

 

POLK CITY, Fla. - The American Water Ski Educational Foundation (AWSEF) Scholarship and Financial Aid Committee has announced the awarding of six college scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each for 2008.

The Correct Craft Scholarship was awarded to John Roberts (Big Rock, Ill). A junior at Northern Illinois University majoring in mechanical engineering, his career objective after obtaining a Masters or Ph.D., is to work as a professional engineer. Roberts reestablished the NIU water ski team, organized all team events, and served as president in 2007-2008. He has competed in water ski events since the age of 8.

Andrew P. Martin (Eaton, Ohio), a student at Huntington University majoring in computer science and dma-animation, has been awarded the David Kammerer Memorial Scholarship. He is a Midwest barefoot competitor and served as the video manager for the Barefoot Regionals and chief video manager for the Barefoot Nationals. Martinís goal is to own a computer animation production studio and produce feature-length movies.

Elizabeth B. Flaherty (Black Creek, Wis.) is a two-time recipient of the Tim Olson Memorial Scholarship. A senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison majoring in human development & family studies and psychology, her goal is pursue a career as a school psychologist and eventually have a private practice. Flaherty has served as an elected officer of the Chain Skimmers Water Ski Team since 2000. She also is a member of the University of Wisconsin water ski and wakeboard team.

The MasterCraft Scholarship is awarded to Amanda Pavelski (Stevens Point, Wis.), a junior attending the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She is majoring in family & consumer sciences education with a minor in nutrition. After graduation her goal is to teach cooking at a junior high school or high school. Pavelski is a member of the Waupaca Chain Skiers Water Ski Show Team, where she serves as show director. She also has served as an instructor for Learn-to-Ski Days.

Jonathan Paulovich (Hewitt, N.J.), a sophomore attending Clemson University with a major in industrial engineering, received the Lex Carroll Scholarship, established by Lex Carroll for an Eastern Region water ski athlete. Paulovich's career objective is to work in a management position, whether for a corporation or self-employment. He is an assistant judge working toward regular. He serves as president of the Clemsonís water ski team and enjoys instructing new team members.

The Lex Carroll Scholarship is also being given to Kevin Jack (Windham, Maine), a junior majoring in elementary education at Florida Southern College. His goal is to teach elementary school while attaining his Masters and Ph.D., to pursue a career as a college professor in the subject of elementary education. He is a regular judge and assistant scorer and has officiated at the Eastern Regional and Class C tournaments in New England. He is on the Athletesí Advisory Committee for the National Collegiate Water Ski Association.

The AWSEF scholarship programs are supported by contributions from individuals, corporations and families that have set up an endowment fund for a scholarship in memory of a loved one. For more information on how to fund a scholarship, contact the AWSEF.

The AWSEF, parent organization of the Water Ski Hall of Fame and Museum, was founded in 1968 as a non-profit foundation dedicated to the preservation of the traditions of one of America's most popular family recreational activities and to the encouragement of and education in the safe enjoyment of water skiing.

Applicants must be a United States citizen; incoming sophomore through senior level, full-time students at a two- or four-year accredited college; and an active member of USA Water Ski.

Persons interested in applying for an AWSEF scholarship should contact AWSEF Scholarship, 1251 Holy Cow Road, Polk City, FL 33868-8200. After Sept. 1, applications can be downloaded from www.waterskihalloffame.com. Simply click on the "scholarship" link to get a copy of the application.

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