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The Don Laws Apprentice Scholarship
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The Don Laws Apprentice Scholarship

In memory Don Laws, the Trustees of the Professional Skaters Foundation are proud to announce the Don Laws Apprentice Scholarship. PSF is offering three, merit-based apprentice scholarships, each intended for the reimbursement of direct expenses incurred for attending the PSA Apprentice Development Program at Shattuck-St. Mary’s in Faribault, MN. Direct expenses include travel to the program site, lodging, and meals. Awards are based on dedication to coaching, sound character and ethical practices. Applicants must hold a registered or higher rating in any discipline, and a ranking of Level III or higher. The program focuses on development of coaching skills by allowing the apprentice to shadow master-rated coaches over the course of six days. Apprentices will have the opportunity to have one-on-one time with each mentor, as well as sit in on lessons. 

 

 

2018 PSA Apprentice Development Program - Shattuck St. Marys


Presented by the Professional Skaters Foundation in cooperation with Shattuck St. Mary’s

 

Scholarship Description

Mr.  Laws, a former U.S. Junior Men’s Champion, U.S. Junior Dance Champion and World Team member, was the coach of 1984 Olympic gold medalist, Scott Hamilton, and three-time U.S. champion. Michael Weiss. He was inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame both as a skater and a coach in 2001. A Past President of the PSA, he was also a Lifetime Achievement Honorary Member of the PSA.  Scholarship Description

In memory Don Laws, the Trustees of the Professional Skaters Foundation are proud to announce the Don Laws Apprentice Scholarship. PSF is offering three, merit-based apprentice scholarships, each intended for the reimbursement of direct expenses incurred for attending the PSA Apprentice development program at Shattuck-St. Mary’s in Faribault, MN. Direct expenses include travel to the program site, lodging, and meals. Awards are based on dedication to coaching, sound character and ethical practices. The program focuses on development of coaching skills by allowing the apprentice to shadow Master rated coaches over the course of six days. Apprentices will have the opportunity to have one on one time with each mentor as well as sit in on lessons. 

Scholarship 1 – June 3-9, 2018
Scholarship 2 – June 10-16, 2018
Scholarship 3 – June 17-23, 2018

Eligibility

  • Be a full member in good standing of the Professional Skaters Association for at least one year.
  • Hold a Registered or higher rating in any discipline.
  • Hold a Ranking of Level II or higher.
  • Proof of liability insurance.
  • Completed CER Category A for the 2017-2018 season.

Race, religion, color, creed, sex and ethnic background are not considered in the selection of recipients.

June 3-9, 2018: Surya Bonaly (9-time French Champion/5-time European Champion/2-time Olympian/3-time Silver Medalist at World Figure Skating Championships) & Peter Biver (National & International Coach/Pole Harness, Pair, Ice Dance, & Singles Specialist)

June 10-16, 2018: Katherine Hill (Founding member of the 7k International Skating Academy/Clients include Max Aaron, Vincent Zhou, Jason Brown, & Mariah Bell/Choreography featured in Team Challenge Cup, Skate America, and U.S. Championship Exhibition Galas) & Drew Meekins (2006 World Junior Pair Champion/Choreographer and Coach for some of the nation’s top pair teams & singles skaters/Creative Movement Specialist)

June 17-23, 2018: David Santee (World Silver Medalist/8-time U.S. National Medalist/2-time Olympian/ISU National, World, and Olympic Technical Specialist) & Jimmie Santee (National & International Coach/PSA Executive Director/U.S. Novice & Jr. Champion/ PSA Master-Rated)

Additional Mentors: Tom Hickey, Caryn Kadavy, Jimmie Santee.

 

The Don Laws Apprentice Scholarship Application

Deadline to submit is April 1st, 2018.

 

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