Updated Feb. 24, 2015
The Athlete Fund | The Worlds Fund
NENSA is proud to offer two funding programs for New England athletes; the NENSA World Fund and the Athlete Support Fund.
1. Worlds Fund- (Updated Jan 2015)
Started in 2011, NENSA will provide funding support for New England athletes headed to International competitions. New England athletes making the following teams and meeting the NENSA criteria, earn a stipend of up to $200 for the Jr/U23 champs, and up to $150 for the U18 ( J1 Scando) trip.
- U23 worlds, $200 each (800 total payout) - To Top 2 NE males & Top 2 NE females that qualifies and competes.
- Jr Worlds, $200 each (800 total) - To Top 2 NE men & top 2 NE women, that qualifies & competes.
- U18 (J1) Scando trip, $150 (300 total) - Top NE male & Top NE female that qualify & compete.
- Up to total of $1000 funding for NE athletes that get selected to the USST OPA cup Trip following the Jr/U23 worlds.
- 'New England athlete' is defined as declaring EASTERN on their USSA licenses and they must reside in NE at least 6 months out of the year.
2. Athlete Fund
This program was created to provide financial assistance to New England Nordic athletes for training camps and competition trips based on an athlete's financial need and athletic goals.
Athletes who are eligible for NENSA funding include Nordic skiers who are New England residents, and who are not fully funded by their club. (Nordic refers to cross country athletes. At this time biathletes, jumpers, and Nordic combined are not eligible due to limited funds).
Application is made by an athlete's coach. Only in cases where an athlete is not at all connected with a coach, may he/she apply directly. All athletes receiving funds will be recognized on this webpage.
Initial funding was designated by the NENSA Board of Directors, however continued funding of the program will rely on the generosity of NENSA's members through the membership and event registration checkout option of a $2 donation and continued generosity to the NENSA Annual Fund each spring. 100% of this money donated through the $2 option goes to the funding of athletes!
To Submit an Application:
• Via eMail: Application can be filled out and emailed to Janice Sibilia with Subject "Athlete Fund Application"
• Via Fax: Fax to: 845-896-0148
Funding Application Deadlines
PERIOD ONE -- SUMMER: June 1 through August 30. Applications due by July 15 (For camps or competition beginning before July 15, applications are still welcome.)
PERIOD TWO -- FALL: September 1 through November 30. Applications due by October 15 (For camps or competition beginning before Oct 15, applications are still welcome.)
PERIOD THREE – EARLY WINTER: December 1 through February 28 (or 29). Applications due by January 1 (For camps or competition beginning before January, applications are still welcome.)
PERIOD FOUR – LATE WINTER: March 1 through May 30. Applications due by ONE WEEK PRIOR TO DEPARTURE of New England JN Team, usually very close to March 1.
All decisions on the NENSA Athlete Support Fund are made by majority vote of the Athlete Support Fund Overseers composed of the NENSA Competitive Programs Director, a member of the board of directors, and a NENSA member. Current overseers are Janice Sibilia, John Ogden, and Graham Taylor.
|Aleksandra Zakrzewska||So. Burlington||March 2013|
|Bill Harmeyer||Mansfield Nordic Club||March 2013|
|Henry Harmeyer||Mansfield Nordic Club||March 2013|
|Fabian Stocek||Holderness||March 2013|
|Gavin McEwen||Cambridge Sports Union||March 2013|
|Hamish Mcewen||Stratton||March 2013|
|Hadley Moreau||Cambridge Sports Union||March 2013|
|Josh Harrington||Williams Outing Club||March 2013|
|Nate Moreau||Cambridge Sports Union||March 2013|
|Mackenzie Rizio||Stratton||March 2013|
|Rion O'Grady||Holderness||March 2013|
|Sienna Searles||SLU||March 2013|
|Hadley Moreau||National J2 Camp||August 2011|
|Dominique Powers||Frost Mountain Nordic Program||Fall 2011|
|Sophie Caldwell||Alaska National Women's Alliance Training Camp||July 2011|
|Skyer Davis||USST New Zealand Training Camp||August 2011|
|Sam Tarling||Eastern REG camp/USST Park City Camp||November 2011|
|Hamish McEwen||USSA Junior National Championships||March 2012|
|Gavin McEwen||USSA Junior National Championships||March 2012|
|Austin Cobb||USSA Junior National Championships||March 2012|
|Britta Clark||USSA Junior National Championships||March 2012|
|Fabian Stocek||USSA Junior National Championships||March 2012|
|Rachel Hall||USSA Junior National Championships||April 2012|