The 2018 Scholarship Round is now open!

 Applications are now available for the 2018 round.

This year, NYSSA will award two $1,000 scholarships:

  • Norris Brusoe NYSSA Scholarship
  • Joan & Digger Vriessen NYSSA Scholarship

Only members of NYS Snowmobile Clubs will be eligible for these Scholarships.

2018 NYSSA Application:

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(the following information will be printed when you print the application package, above)

NYSSA Scholarships: Applications are currently being accepted for two (2) $1000 Scholarships. Only members of NYSSA Snowmobile Clubs as of January 1, 2018 will be eligible for the Norris Brusoe and for the Joan Vriessen Scholarships.

ACSA Scholarships: The top two New York applications will also be sent to the Northeast Chapter of the American Council of Snowmobile Associations (NEC) Scholarship Committee, where they will compete against applications from other Northeast States for two (3) $500 scholarships.

Criterion: The NYSSA Scholarship Committee will review all applications and make its awards based upon academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, community service and the quality of the original essay submitted with each application. Financial need is a secondary criterion used in the selection of the winner. Completion of the financial need portion of the application is optional, however students who have provided a complete financial background will be given priority over those whose applications are incomplete when all other considerations are the same. Please make sure you include attachments 1 through 6 on the application.

The 2018 essay should be about what snowmobiling means to you, or about snowmobiling in your state   (economy, trails, environment) in five hundred (500) words or less.

  • Applicants must be graduating high school seniors who have been accepted at a College, Junior College, or Vocational School, or must be College Students who are already enrolled. The student’s Parent(s) or Guardian(s), or the Student if over 18, must be a member in good standing of NYSSA as of January 1, 2018.
    To obtain a NYSSA Club membership, go to:
  • Application, letter of acceptance at your college you will be attending, transcript of grades at high school or grade record of the college you are already attending, essay and recommendations must be received by NYSSA by February 17, 2018 as one package. All applications must be complete to be considered.
  • Applications must be received at the NYSSA Office on or before February 17, 2018Late applications will not be considered!
  • The applications submitted to NYSSA will be answered by mail after judging.
  • The two top New York applications will be notified by the NYSSA Executive Director and will be forwarded to the Northeast Chapter of ACSA.

All application materials are considered Confidential, and will be limited to examination for their intended purpose only and become property of the NYSSA and the Northeast Chapter of ACSA.

Mail your application package to:

NYSSA – Attention Scholarships
PO Box 1040
Pine Bush, NY 12566

— must be received on or before February 17, 2018 to be considered.

Previous Seasons’ scholarship winners!

Season Norris Brusoe
Scholarship Winner
Joan & Digger Vriessen Scholarship Winner
2016-17 Alexis Daley  Tyler Schoff
2015-16 Jacob Wood Michael Mueller
2014-15 Justin Brinkmann Tyler McGough
2013-14 Ashlynn Cobb
Also won the NEC Scholarship of $500!
Shania Hacker
2012-13 Brittany Fitzgerald Ryan Wager
2011-12 Katelyn Holman Chelsea Smith
2010-11 Brent Wilcox Luke Taverne
2009-10 Katelyn Peaster
Also won the NEC Scholarship of $500!
Kelsey Donaghue
2008-09 Megan Nuffer
Also won the NEC Scholarship of $500!
Brett Leidner
(two of each
scholarship was
McKayla Nuffer
Also won the NEC
Scholarship of $500!
andAmy Renee Moore
Chelsea Shawand

Amanda Nevlezer

winners are announced each June.