The Don Laws Apprentice Scholarship
The Walter and Irene Muehlbronner Scholarship is available to PSA members for attendance at PSA education programs such as Rating Prep, Seminars, Workshops or the International Conference. Scholarships are intended for the reimbursement of associated fees to attend PSA education programs. Up to four scholarships are awarded annually of up to $1000 each.
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 are 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 Skaters Fund
The program focuses on development of coaching skills by allowing the apprentice to shadow Master rated coaches over the course of three days. Apprentices will have the opportunity to have one on one time with each mentor as well as sit in on lessons.
Founded by Coach Charles Fetter in 1998, The Skaters Fund assists all coaches and performing skaters who need financial assistance due to sickness, disability or age. Since its inception, the Skaters Fund has awarded over $130,000 in assistance to over 50 recipients. Charles Fetter passed in August of 2014 following a 12 year battle with cancer. Among his final wishes was that the Skaters Fund become a part of the PS Foundation and continue to provide assistance to coaches and performing skaters in need. His wishes became a reality when the fund was formally turned over to the PS Foundation at a ceremony at the 2015 Conference and Trade Show by his widow, Sandy Fetter.
The Foundation is tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and you may claim that you did not receive any goods or services in consideration, in whole or part, for your contribution.
The Building Fund
The building fund is an on-going project of the Foundation. We are proud to own the only building in the world dedicated to professional skaters. Our beautiful office and gallery are continually being upgraded and expanded to better serve the membership.
Scholarship Qualification Requirements
The applicant must be a full member in good standing of the Professional Skaters Association. The applicant must have been a full PSA member for at least one year and meet the requirements associated with each program. The award of scholarships is made by the Trustees of the PSF for attendance at programs that are approved by the board of directors of the Professional Skaters Association. Race, religion, color, creed, sex and ethnic background are not considered in the selection of recipients.
To be considered for the annual scholarship year, applications MUST BE RECEIVED in the PSA office prior to the published deadlines each year. These scholarships are available for programs in the year in which they are awarded only. Applicants may re-apply every year.