John Stenner Collegiate Cycling Scholarship

1992 Olympian and former U.S. Cycling Team Member John Stenner, one of the founding fathers of the National Collegiate Cycling Association (NCCA), spent his lifetime as a bicycle innovator and strove to elevate the quality of competition of the sport he loved.

Stenner, 29, died when he was struck by a pick-up truck while traveling home work in May, 1994, near Mead, Colo. Following his death, donations to the family poured in, and an endowment in his name was established. The John Stenner Collegiate Cycling Scholarship was subsequently established.

Stenner sought the best in everything he did on or off the bike. The John Stenner Collegiate Cycling Scholarship program recognizes athletes like John who strive for perfection and excellence throughout their lifetimes and in everything they set out to achieve.

The Stenner Scholarship is a program of the USA Cycling Development Foundation. Scholarships are awarded to college students who have gone the extra mile to succeed in the area of academics, community involvement, and in competitive cycling. For 2003, there will be two scholarships awarded (Top Male, Top Female) in the amount of $1,500 each. Past recipients include Sara Uhl (University of Vermont), Todd Yzsefski (Dartmouth) and Jenn Wangerin (University of Indiana).

Applicants must be a full-time student, as determined by the institution, for the academic year 2003-2004. The applicant must also be a U.S. Citizen and a member of an NCCA club holding a current USA Cycling racing license.

How to Apply:
Please contact USA Cycling Development Manager, Steve McCauley at or 719-866-4856 for an application, or download one here: All applications must be received by December 5, 2003. The scholarship recipient will be announced December 10, 2003.

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