Trek has partnered with NICA to grow diversity in the sport of cycling and provide better access for diverse and underrepresented youth.
The Trek/NICA Pathfinders Scholarship will provide selected student-athletes with a Trek Marlin mountain bike, helmet, shoes, accessories, and a kit, as well as a stipend for NICA League and entry fees for a full season of racing and events.
To qualify, applicants must:
- Be a NICA team or committed to become a NICA team for the upcoming season
- Serve or intend to serve student-athletes from underrepresented communities of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds
- Be part of or partner with a community-based organization(s) and/or school(s)
For full application criteria, click the link below.
Applicants can apply for scholarships for up to ten student-athletes.
For questions and more information, please contact Eric Breit, Development Director, at 510.524.5464 Ext. 707 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sparkle On Scholarship presented by Kate Courtney in partnership with SCOTT, Syncros, SRAM, and RockShox recognizes and supports student-athletes who have demonstrated academic and athletic excellence during their time with NICA and will attend college and continue to compete in mountain bike racing.
The scholarship is being created by professional cyclist and NICA NorCal Alumna Kate Courtney to recognize the often difficult transition to college and the challenges of balancing college studies and racing. The ideal recipient is one who demonstrates excellence in the broad sense of the word, not just as represented in race results and grade point average, but in the attitude and effort with which they pursue greatness. The scholarship’s core goal is to support student-athletes committed to education and racing by providing financial support and mentorship during the first year of college.
The Sparkle On Scholarship will be awarded to four seniors from NICA leagues and consist of a monetary award of $10,000 each, mentorship in the form of quarterly calls with Kate during their first year of college, and career mentoring through SRAM. Those recipients without a bike sponsor and committing to race on SCOTT for the year will also receive a SCOTT mountain bike.
The Sparkle On Scholarship presented by Kate Courtney in partnership with SCOTT, Syncros, SRAM, and RockShox is open to NICA student-athletes graduating high school who will attend college for the 2021-22 academic year and are seeking to balance mountain bike racing with college studies.