Patrick and I are launching the "Gwen Jorgensen Scholarship" to help support junior draft-legal and Paralympic triathletes who value and strive for excellence. The triathlon community has supported me and instilled values of excellence since I was introduced to the sport. Through this scholarship I hope to give back to the next generation of triathletes.
In 2014, we planned to award $5,000, however we are grateful for the overwhelming support from others and are happy to be awarding $15,000 total in 2014 thanks to matching donations from ROKA and the USAT Foundation. Additional value in kind (VIK/product) will be awarded from Ceramic Speed, Oakley, and Project Clothing compression gear and wear.
The pdf scholarship application can be found at: http://www.usatriathlon.org/news/articles/2014/8/081814-gwen-jorgensen-scholarship.aspx . Please distribute and encourage triathletes under the age of 19 who want to pursue excellence to apply!
Let me know if you have any questions about the scholarship. All applications and scholarship questions can be emailed to: GwenJorgensenScholarship@gmail.com