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2013 C.J. Ramstad $1,000 Memorial Scholarship Deadline is May 1st!
The ISMC invites all states and provinces who hold their own scholarship award program to submit their single best winning applicant for consideration by May 1, 2013. The winner of the C.J. Ramstad Memorial Scholarship will be announced at the 2013 International Snowmobile Congress. Please click here for more information and to download the scholarship application. (Updated March '13)
2012 C.J. Ramstad Scholarship Winner
The International Snowmobile Media Council (ISMC) announced the 2012 C.J. Ramstad Scholarship recipient during the banquet dinner of the International Snowmobile Congress this past June in Sturbridge, Massachusetts.
Aileen Warren from Dayton, Washington, earned this year’s award with her well-written essay outlining how to draw snowmobilers into clubs and state/provincial associations through the use of social media. Aileen’s essay was one of nine evaluated this year; each earning a great score.
In addition to her top-rated essay, Aileen has been a standout in the snowmobile community with strong involvement with youth at the club, state, national and even international level, with Snowmobiling 4H. She was also instrumental in organizing her state association’s legislative day where concerned snowmobilers visit their representatives in the State Capitol.
The ISMC scholarship was introduced in 2008 as a way to honor C.J. Ramstad, a storied snowmobile photo journalist and member of the International Snowmobile Media Council. State and Provincial snowmobile associations are encouraged to enter their best annual scholarship winner for consideration.
Click here to read Aileen's winning essay.
Check back this fall for details on the 2013 C.J. Ramstad Scholarship. (Updated August 12)
Congrats to Anne O'Dell from New York, winner of the John Deer Metal Art.
C.J. Ramstad Scholarship Fundraising
ISMC had a pair of successful fundraisers at the International Snowmobile Congress in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. During the Groomers' Reception, a large framed photo taken by the late Nathan Blaylock, and a Red Sox blanket made by ISMC's Co-Chair, Keri Wanner, were auctioned off. During the Saturday night banquet, a large metal art item featuring John Deere tractors was raffled off. ISMC appreciates our donors, and everyone else who has supported our scholarship fundraising. (Updated August 12)
ISMC is on Facebook! Thanks to member Gary Broderick of the New York State Snowmobile Association for setting up the International Snowmobile Media Council with a Facebook page. Find it here and "Like" us today! (Updated June 11)
Would you like to make a donation to the C.J. Ramstad Memorial Scholarship? If so, click here. (Please note, a small transaction fee is charged to non-members or members not signed in to their accounts when using a credit card. To avoid the fee, log in or mail your donation instead.) (Updated Oct 11)