Women for Tri, an initiative launched last year with the support of Ironman and Life Time, recently announced two programs designed to financially support female triathletes. The 2016 Women for Tri Triathlon Club Grant and Collegiate Scholarship Programs will assist both clubs and college athletes in their pursuit to develop their skills in the sport.
“The Women For Tri initiative was started to help further female participation in the sport of triathlon – while also providing a platform for female triathletes to share, educate and learn,” Andrew Messick, Chief Executive Officer for Ironman, said in a press release. “We are thrilled to kick off the Women For Tri™ Triathlon Club Grant and Collegiate Scholarship Programs. This is the first actionable step Women For Tri is taking towards increasing female participation and we are excited to provide these scholarship and grants to help fund female triathletes at all stages and abilities.”
The Women for Tri 2016 Triathlon Club Grant Program will award two rounds of grants of up to $2,500 per club to develop programming and activities that encourage female participation in triathlon. The first round of applications closed on Oct. 31, but the second round of applications remains open until April 30, 2016. All formally organized clubs can apply, and funds can go towards clinics, recruitment, education and networking/social gatherings.
The Women for Tri 2016 Collegiate Scholarship Program will provide five scholarships of $5,000 each to full-time undergraduate or graduate school students who are active members of their school’s triathlon team. Applications for the scholarship are due by Nov. 30.
To support these financial assistance programs, Women for Tri launched exclusive gear, available at www.ironmanstore.com/women-for-tri. All net proceeds will fund the grant and scholarship programs.
To learn more or apply, visit www.ironman.com/womenfortri.