05-16-2006

06NR12 - MRF Young Activist Scholarship Fund

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Miles France, Director of State Representative Program
miles@mrf.org (e-mail)

May 16, 2006

#06NR12 - MRF Young Activist Scholarship Fund

Motorcycle activists have recognized for some time that our membership and leaders are aging, and there is a need to encourage younger people to become involved in motorcyclist’s rights. To that end, the Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) created a Scholarship Fund to recognize deserving candidates between the ages of 18 and 30 who otherwise may not be able to attend the MRF’s national conference: Meeting of the Minds (MOTMs).

The MRF has dedicated a limited amount of money to the Scholarship Fund. We are looking for additional contributions from individuals, national, state, local organizations and businesses that would like to participate in the program. Online donations can be made at http://www.mrf.org/yasscholarship.php. Checks made out to the MRF Young Activist Scholarship Fund can be sent to: MRF Young Activist Scholarship Fund, Motorcycle Riders Foundation, 236 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Suite 510, Washington, D.C., 20002.

Nominations for the MRF Young Activist Scholarship (YAS) will be accepted from either state or local state motorcyclist’s rights organizations (SMRO) groups, and must be submitted on an MRF approved application form. The application form is available on the MRF website at: http://www.mrf.org/yascholarship.php. This form is printable in either text or pdf format.

CANDIDATE CRITERIA:

Nominated candidates must be between the ages of 18 and 30 with a valid motorcycle endorsement.

Candidates must be nominated by their SMRO. Nominations will be accepted from either state or local SMRO groups.

Nominations must be submitted no later than July 1, 2006 for consideration.

Candidates are to submit a minimum three hundred (300) word essay on why motorcyclist’s rights, and attending MOTMs is important. The winning candidate or candidates will be required to submit an article to the MRF Reports after MOTMs.

WINNING CANDIDATES:

Will receive a one-year membership in the MRF effective the first full day of MOTMs.

Round-trip airfare to MOTMs or alternative travel expenses so long as those expenses in total do not exceed the cost of traveling by air.

Hotel accommodations, conference fees and banquet at MOTMs.

Special recognition at MOTMs.

All nominations should be submitted to the MRF Washington, D.C. Office no later than July 1, 2006. Nominations can also be submitted to Miles France, Chair Young Activist Scholarship Committee at miles@mrf.org.

The winning candidates will be announced no later than August, 15, 2006.

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