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Bud Dornbos Scholarship Program

To complete the application, please copy the information below into an email or word document, complete the application, and email it to the Board President by March 26.

Please submit a recommendation form. (Click here for a copy)

BUD DORNBOS-YPSILANTI OTTERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Applicants for the BUD DORNBOS-YPSILANTI OTTERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP do not (necessarily) need to anticipate playing varsity athletics. This award is targeted for qualifying students who exemplifies enthusiasm for life and the pursuit of excellence that characterized Bud Dornbos.

QUALIFICATIONS

1. Unless a move has occurred the most recent age group membership must have been at least two years with the Ypsilanti Area Otters.

2. Any graduating senior may apply.

3. The scholarship must be used towards college, trade school or any form of higher education.

SELECTION PROCESS

A committee composed of the current Ypsilanti Otters Board members, coaches, and a member of the Dornbos family will screen all written applications. The committee will select a candidate or candidates and award an amount up to $500.00 (five hundred dollars).

All applications must be completed and submitted to the Ypsilanti Otters Board by the first Monday in March.

No late applications will be accepted.

Awards will be presented at the Otters Banquet in March or April of each year.

BUD DORNBOS - YPSILANTI OTTERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 NAME:

 ADDRESS:

 TELEPHONE:

 EMAIL ADDRESS:

 YEARS IN YPSILANTI OTTERS:

 ADACEMICS: HIGH SCHOOL CUMULATIVE GPA

 SCHOOL OR COLLEGE YOU WILL ATTEND

 1. ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION

Sports participation during high school (list sport, school, year and individual honors or notable accomplishments).

2. NON-ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION

List activities at school or in the community:

3. VOLUNTEER WORK

Evidence of awareness of others through community or school volunteer organizations, such as Candy Striper, Special Olympics, March of Dimes, etc.:

4. PAID WORK

List your employment during high school:

5. INTENDED AREA OF STUDY

List yourintended field of study and your future career plans:

6. FINANCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

Describe circumstances that encouraged youto apply for this scholarship:

The Ypsilanti Otters Swim Club is designated a public charity by the IRS under section 501(c)(3).  Donations to the Club beginning on March 31, 2006 are tax deductible.If you would like to donate financially or equipment (e.g., fins, kickboards, goggles, new 50 meter pool), please contact one of the board members.

Mission Statement (Revised 7/2003)

YOSC is a not-for-profit, multi-faceted swimming organization that aspires to teach, train, and motivate swimmers at all skill levels.  We believe that all children should have access to swimming opportunities that reflect their level of interest, and so we support three interrelated swim programs: learn to swim; recreational and developmental; and competitive.  YOSC strives for its swimmers to reach their full potential not only by teaching the skills specific to swimming, but also through reinforcing strong values that apply to all facets of life.  Members of our team learn respect, goal-setting, team-building, dedication, and sportsmanship, as well as build self-confidence and character, in an atmosphere of encouragement and instruction.  Most of all, our swimmers are proud of themselves and their team, and they develop strong friendships and have fun.  YOSC operates under the sponsorship of the Ypsilanti Public Schools Community Education Department.  To the extent possible, YOSC financially supports those families who would otherwise be unable to participate.

Otters History

The YOSC was originally formed in 1960 by Bud Dornbos as a winter counterpart to the Chippewa Hills Swim and Tennis Club.  It was then known as the Ypsilanti Swim Club.  The club has grown in recent years to about 120 total swimmers and 30 USS swimmers.  The mascot of the YOSC is an Otter and the colors are blue and gold.