Wyoming Grand Prix

Scholarship Program

PURPOSE & HISTORY

The Grand Prix Point Program for Scholarship Awards is a program designed to reward participation in youth bowling and to help youth bowlers build a scholarship account that can be used to further their education after high school graduation. In 1988 the Foundation of the Wyoming Bowling Proprietors Association was formed to administer the Grand Prix Scholarship Program in Wyoming. The Foundation is a non-profit Wyoming corporation.

REGISTRATION

The Grand Prix Scholarship Program, youth bowlers must register at the beginning of every bowling season. This process includes completing a registration form which asks for name, address, grade, birth date and social security number. Participants must also pay an annual registration fee of $2.00 which is used for administrations costs.

PARTICIPATION

Enrolled youth bowlers are awarded points through the local bowling center for participation in league bowling and other related activities. Through a number of statewide youth tournaments, additional points can be earned by just entering and bowling in the tournaments.
Each year these points are converted to scholarship dollars and are credited under the youth bowler's names until they graduate from high school. In August, Grand Prix bowlers receive letters informing them of the amount allocated to them in the current year and of their accumulated scholarship dollars.

FUNDRAISERS

Registered youth bowlers, parents, and other interested volunteers will be asked each year to participate in various fund-raising activities. Fundraisers may include car washes, bake sales, candy sales and box lunch socials. Personal donations are also accepted. All funds raised are used for scholarships.

STATE POINTS

Wyoming USBC Youth State Tournament - 1 point each event bowled.
Wyoming Junior Bowling Championships - 1 point for participation.
Wyoming Jr/Adult Tournament - 2 points for each event bowled.
Wyoming Travel League - 2 points for each Team Member.

SCHOLARSHIP

Upon graduation from high school, each youth bowler needs to write to the secretary of the Foundation of the Wyoming Bowling Proprietors Association requesting his/her scholarship award and stating what school he/she will be attending. A check will be issued payable to the school and the student.

RETAINING FUNDS

To continue in the Grand Prix Scholarship Program, youth bowlers must sigh up and participate in youth league bowling every year until graduation from high school. If a youth bowler decides not to bowl in league, then the funds credited to him/her will be returned to the general scholarship fund and distributed to the bowlers remaining tin the program.
Exceptions to this rule may include youth bowlers who are moving out of state or have a serious Illness or injury.

MOVING

If a youth bowler moves to a city where there is a bowling center participating in the Grand Prix Scholarship Program, then the child will be able to retain and keep accumulating pints through the new center by registering as a Grand Prix participant and bowling in league. If a youth bowler moves to a city that does not participate in the Grand Prix Scholarship Program, then he/she must continue to bowl in a youth bowling program and send an annual registration fee of $2.00 to the secretary for the Foundation of the Wyoming Bowling Proprietors Association in order to retain his/her earned funds.

PARTICIPATING WYOMING CENTER
A&W Lanes
Bridger Valley Lanes
Camelanes
Cloud Peak Lanes
El Mark-0 Lanes
Frontier Lanes
Hurricane Lanes
Laramie Lanes
Silver Spur Lanes
Tower Lanes
Two Bar Bowl
Wheatland

Grand Prix Accountant
MAYNARD STOTTS
6588 Dee Lyle Circle, Casper, WY 82604
307-277-9419
email: Grand Pix Accountant

Foundation of the Wyoming Bowling Proprietors Association