GILBERT, AZ (BRAIN) — USA BMX/BMX Canada has awarded $31,000 in scholarships to 25 students as part of its Bob Warnicke Scholarship Program. Founded in 1996, the program honors the memory of Warnicke, an instrumental figure in organizing and promoting BMX in North America, who died in 1994 at age 48.
This year’s individual scholarships, awarded to members of the National Bicycle League and USA BMX pursuing undergraduate education, range from $500 to as much as $5,000. Receiving the top award is Keith Anderson, a BMX racer from Fernley BMX track in Nevada majoring in civil engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Four students received $2,000 scholarships: Cory Franzwa of St. Cloud Tech & Community College in St. Cloud, Minnesota; David Goderre of San Diego State University in Southern California; Jennifer Hartmann of Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky; Joshua Wedge of Central Connecticut State University in New Britain; and Molly Longton of Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan.
Since 1996, the Bob Warnicke Scholarship Program has awarded almost $325,000 in scholarships to NBL and USA BMX members.