First Scholarship Recipients Named
This year, the race has set its sights on UW Oshkosh students by creating a scholarship to assist students with their tuition costs while simultaneously working to develop Oshkosh and its neighboring areas.
The $1,000 scholarship, titled the Oshkosh Community Dragon Boat Scholarship, was created in the fall of 2012 after the races began to generate significant proceeds. The Dragonboat Race is a partnership between UW Oshkosh and the YMCA and benefits the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, which helps financially struggling families participate in YMCA programs. The new scholarship is the most recent addition to the event’s community work.
“The scholarship funds distributed this year are a direct result of the consistent outpouring of community support that makes this event possible,” Executive Events Coordinator Laura Rommelfanger said.