Grassroots Scholarship

KRUSH Grassroots Scholarship

 

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We are excited to team up with Australia’s premium bike care ambassadors KRUSH to launch the new KRUSH Grassroots Scholarship Program, with Aussie Distributer Bike Corp, FIST Handwear and leading Australian online bike retailer Pushys.

The KRUSH Grassroots Scholarship will offer an amazing opportunity providing essential tools and industry support for developing Australian riders. The package includes over $8000+ worth of bike care products, store credit, coaching, rider mentoring and financial support for travel expenses and race entry fees to help elevate their riding career. This scholarship will be awarded at the Sea Otter Australia 2022 event.

Exclusive one-on-one mentoring sessions will be lead by ambassadors; trail builder, Junior National Champion and Canyon Team Rider Baxter Maiwald (VIC); and 8x BMX & Mountain Bike World Champion and 2x Olympian Caroline Buchanan (ACT). Whilst coaching sessions will be offered courtesy of Gravity Oz founder Shannon Rademaker. Shannon holds the highest level of professional coaching accreditation in Australia as a PMBIA L3 advanced athlete coach with over 15 years experience.

Scholarships will be awarded to two junior Australian riders (1 x female and 1 x male), over the course of the Sea Otter Australia weekend in October. Successful applicants will be selected by scholarship ambassadors and industry representatives, based on a combination of competitive race results, sportsmanship and the ability to demonstrate enthusiasm, ambition and dedication via the application process.

The program will also offer Encouragement Awards to 2x promising young riders to support their growth and development in the sport, valued at over $1000 each.

To apply, applicants need to be aged between 12 – 19, and be entered into at least one discipline (Mountain, Gravel or Road) at Sea Otter Australia 2022 event. To review the full application criteria and register click below!

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Scholarship Package Includes

Full Scholarship – two junior Australian riders (1 x female and 1 x male)
VALUE $8000
  •  One-on-one mentoring sessions with Caroline Buchanan & Baxter Maiwald*
  • Gravity Oz Coaching session**
  •  A years worth supply of KRUSH bike care products
  • $1000 Bikecorp credit for Michelin tyres, Orange Seal Tyre Sealant, Tannus, Ezi Grip, Lizard Skins, Super B Tools and more
  • $1000 Pushys Online store card credit and discounts
  • 500 of FIST Handwear & apparel
  • PLUS $2000 financial support as a contribute to travel expenses, race entry fees and other race expenses.*The exclusive one-on-one mentoring sessions will be lead by ambassadors; trail builder, Junior National Champion and Canyon Team Rider Baxter Maiwald (VIC); and 8x BMX & Mountain Bike World Champion and 2x Olympian Caroline Buchanan (ACT).**Coaching sessions will be offered courtesy of Gravity Oz founder Shannon Rademaker. Shannon holds the highest level of professional coaching accreditation in Australia as a PMBIA L3 advanced athlete coach with over 15 years experience.Scholarships will be awarded to two Junior Australian riders (1 x female and 1 x male) over the course of the Sea Otter Australia weekend in October 2022, selected by our scholarship ambassadors and industry representatives.
Encouragement Award – two junior Australian riders (1 x female and 1 x male)
VALUE $1000
  • KRUSH bike care products
  • Pushys Online store card credit and discounts
  • Fist Handwear & apparel
  • Bikecorp credit

Apply Now!

Application Dates: OPEN 28 June 2021 / CLOSE 1 October 2022.To apply, applicants need to be aged between 12 – 19, and be entered into at least one discipline (Mountain, Gravel or Road) at Sea Otter Australia.

Fill out the form below or click here to apply.

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Scholarship Rules

Successful Applicants will be selected based on…

1. Ability to satisfy all of the application criteria.
2. Competitive race results at the Sea Otter Classic.
3. Demonstrate good sportsmanship, enthusiasm, ambition and dedication via their application and participation at Sea Otter Australia events.

Application Criteria:
1. Applicants must be registered to compete in at least one discipline (Mountain, Gravel or Road) at Sea Otter Australia.
2.  Applicant must be between 12 and 19 years of age (as at 1 October, 2022) – anyone under the age of 18 years will require parental/guardian consent to accept this scholarship.
3. Applicants must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

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We are currently working with health officials in the hope that we will be able to provide a great camping experience at the 2021 Sea Otter Australia. We recognize the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is dynamic in nature, and we will coordinate with local officials, health agencies, and event partners to adapt preparations consistent with the latest protocols. As we learn more, and open camping registration we will communicate updates in the coming months.