Congratulations to the 2017 ISIA Education Foundation scholarship recipients!
Interested in a skating scholarship? Students entering their senior year of high school can apply for a postsecondary scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year. The application will be posted at skateisi.org in September. Application deadline is Feb 1.
Home Rink: Brandon Ice Sports Forum, Tampa, Fla.
High School: Bloomingdale High School
College: University of Tampa
Major: Biology – Pre-Veterinary
ISI Level: FS 7
ISI National Competitions: Winter Classic 2008, 2016; Synchronized Championships 2012, 2014; World Recreational Team Championships, 2014; Artistic/Holiday, 2004-15; District Championships, 2008, 2011-13, 2015.
Honors & Awards: AP Scholar with Distinction, 2016; AP Scholar with Honor, 2015; National Honor Society, 2015-17; Principal’s Honor Roll (entire school career); Science National Honor Society, 2013-16 (Club President, 2016-17; Secretary, 2014-16; Science Brain Bowl Competition, 2013-17); National Beta Club, 2015-17 (Club President, 2016-17); Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society), 2015-17; Rho Kappa (Social Studies Honor Society), 2016-17; Various Skating Awards from Local, Regional, State and National Competitions
Activities Highlights: The Brandon Ice Formetts Synchronized Skating Team, 2008-17 (Team Captain, 2015-16); Bloomington High School Tutor
Erin Says: “Skating has transformed me into the person I am today. Most importantly, skating has taught me to never get discouraged and to always remain humble. I may not have been able to afford the prettiest dresses or the fanciest skates but that never prevented me from performing with every ounce of my energy and enjoying every second on the ice.”
Home Rink: Sharper Edge Skating School, Acton, Mass.
High School: Bedford High School
College: Fordham University
ISI Level: FS 8, Dance 3
ISI National Competitions: Synchronized Championships, 2014; Conference Championships, 2015; World Recreational Team Championships, 2006, 2010, 2014; District Championships, 2006-07, 2009-16
Honors & Awards: National Honor Society, 2015-17; First Honors Each Term; Bay State Game Future Leader; Gold Key Boston Scholastic Art Awards Winner, 2017; Regional Winner, DECA Travel and Tourism Decision Making, 2017
Activities Highlights: Peer Leader, 2015-16, UNICEF Club President, 2015-17; Vice President of Interact, 2015-17; DECA and Model UN 2015-16; Red Cross Club, 2015-16; PAW Club, 2014-16; Best Buddies Club, 2013-17; Bedford High School Field Hockey and Lacrosse Teams, 2013-17; ACHIEVE Lacrosse Indoor League, 2016-17; Wizards Club Lacrosse, 2016; Bedford High School National History Day Team, 2016; Bedford High School Community Day Organizer, 2015; NHS Algebra and Biology Tutor, 2016-17
Olivia Says: “… the moment of that competition that I was most proud of was when I knew that I had instilled enough confidence in my skaters that they came together as a stronger team even in an uncertain situation. That is one of the lessons ISI figure skating has taught me; passing the concept of grace under pressure to the next generation of skaters is the accomplishment that marked my transition from childhood to adulthood within the ISI skating community, showcasing my longstanding dedication to the organization.”