Scholarships

The NorCal League and NICA are committed to making sure every student-athlete and coach have the best chance possible to participate in all events. Thanks to the many NorCal League Supporters for contributing to the NorCal League scholarship fund.

STUDENT ATHLETES

Scholarships are available for race and camp registration. Scholarships are need based and awarded based on fund availability. Scholarships rarely exceed 50%.

 

COACHES

Scholarships are available for Leaders’ Summit, Wilderness First Aid  and CPR fees, and On-the-Bike Skills clinics, as well as NICA coach licensing fees. Scholarships are need based and awarded based on fund availability. Scholarships rarely exceed 50%.

 

Scholarship Reporting: Scholarship recipients are required to complete an online “Scholarship Fund Impact Survey” upon completion of the riding season for which they received their grant. Recipients are also encouraged to submit photographs and videos from their activities during the season including; racing, training with the team, coaching and instruction, etc. Information on how to complete this survey will be provided to grantees.

The Sparkle On Scholarship

The Sparkle On Scholarship presented by Kate Courtney in partnership with Scott, Syncros, SRAM, and RockShox recognizes and supports student-athletes who have demonstrated academic and athletic excellence during their time with NICA and will attend college and continue to compete in mountain bike racing.

The scholarship is being created by professional cyclist and NICA NorCal Alumna Kate Courtney to recognize the often difficult transition to college and the challenges of balancing college studies and racing. The ideal recipient is one who demonstrates excellence in the broad sense of the word, not just as represented in race results and grade point average, but in the attitude and effort with which they pursue greatness. The scholarship’s core goal is to support student-athletes committed to education and racing by providing financial support and mentorship during the first year of college. 

The Sparkle On Scholarship will be awarded to four seniors from NICA leagues and consist of a monetary award of $10,000 each, mentorship in the form of quarterly calls with Kate during their first year of college, and career mentoring through SRAM. Those recipients without a bike sponsor and committing to race on Scott for the year will also receive a Scott mountain bike. 

The Sparkle On Scholarship presented by Kate Courtney in partnership with Scott, Syncros, SRAM, and RockShox is open to NICA student-athletes graduating high school who will attend college for the 2021-22 academic year and are seeking to balance mountain bike racing with college studies. 

More information will be available March 1st.