The Wayne Wojnarowsky Memorial Scholarship

Wayne Wojnarowsky was killed in an automobile accident in October of 1999.  Wayne was the embodiment of the dedicated roller skater, beginning as a competitor and evolving as a coach, a parent, a club official and a member of the USARS Board of Directors.  He was a disciplined person who believed in the structure of sport as a means for developing physical and emotional skills that would help young people to grow into successful adults.  In his memory, Wayne's family has endowed through USARS, a perpetual scholarship of $1,000 per year that will be awarded annually to the National Champion in Junior World Class Figures, alternating each year between the male and female winner.
This Champion must further qualify by authenticating a Grade Point Average of at least 3.0 from the previous school year.  The scholarship will be awarded, beginning in the year 2000, to the female Junior World Class Champion.  However, if the designated Champion cannot document at least a 3.0 GPA, the scholarship will default to the Champion of the other gender who does so qualify.  The award will go to the second or third placements in that event should neither Champion qualify.  The rotation of male to female recipients from year to year will remain constant, even if there is a default to the other gender from the previous year.
Scholarship funds will be payable directly to the skater's educational institution to cover tuition fees or other associated educational expenses.  Those who knew Wayne Wojnarowsky feel a scholarship is a fitting tribute to the man who believed education is first priority for a brighter future

Wojnarowsky Award Winners - $1000 -The Wayne Wojnarowsky Memorial Scholarship is presented annually to a Junior World Class Figure Skating National Champion, alternating between the male and female winner each year. Consistent with Wayne's belief that education is not always in an educational institution, this scholarship can be used for training expenses and travel expenses as well as education. The qualified recipient must be able to authenticate a Grade Point Average of at least 3.0 from the previous school year, or if home-schooled, the local educational authority must submit verification that the candidate is successfully completing their high school education.

2018 – Emma Gloudeman (female)

2017 – Charles Hamblin (male)

2016 - Gabriella Permatteo (female)

2015 - Deven Jacobson (male)

2014 – Kayla Rodriguez (female)

2013 – Colin Moore (male)

2012 – Kayla Rodriguez (female)

2011  - Collin Moore (male)

2010 – Jessica Feuerstein (female)

2009 – John Burchfield (male)

2008 – Jessica Feuerstein (female)

2007 – Charles Manchee (male)

2006 - Brittany Adams (female)

2005 - Grant Schnell (male)

2004 - Ashley Hinton (female)

2003 - Sarah Baldwin (Kyle Turley unable to document GPA)

2002 - Sarah Baldwin (female)

2001 - Sarah Baldwin (Kyle Turley unable to document GPA)

2000 – Brenda Butera (female)


U.S. Foundation of Amateur Roller Skating Grants

Educational scholarships initiated by the U.S. Foundation of Amateur Roller Skating in cooperation with the National Governing Body of Roller Skating, USA Roller Sports, are intended to help defray a portion of the athlete's educational costs, and in so doing encourage athletes to further their formal education in preparation for life-long career goals. Grants are paid directly to the individual for educational tuition fees, books, lab fees and/or dormitory housing. To qualify, the projected educational institutions must be an accredited college or university, technical or trade school that provides career education.

Forms and Information

Athlete Support- United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee

  • Each athlete recipient will be required to execute an agreement with the USOPC and may be required to also sign an agreement with SPORTS ORG, outlining the athlete’s commitment with respect to training, SafeSport requirements, anti-doping policies, compliance with applicable athlete codes of conduct and other matters, provided that such agreement complies with the USOPC Policy on NGB Athlete Agreements and does not condition receipt of USOPC Athlete Stipends, EAHI and Operation Gold on commercial terms. SPORTS ORG understands that the USOPC is not a party to any agreement entered into between the SPORTS ORG and athlete, and the USOPC has no obligations thereunder nor can be held liable under any such agreement. Athletes receiving Athlete Stipends or EAHI are not intended third party beneficiaries of this Agreement.
  • An athlete who meets her SPORTS ORG’s EAHI and/or Athlete Stipend eligibility criteria in effect as of the date of notification to the USOPC of her pregnancy will continue to receive EAHI and/or the same amount of qualified USOPC Athlete Stipends for the duration of the pregnancy plus an additional one-year period from the date of birth of the child or end of pregnancy, provided the athlete agrees that it is her intent to return to competition at an elite level and has fully complied with the Pregnancy Support Terms and Conditions. If the athlete re-qualifies for Athlete Stipends at any point during pregnancy or within the year after the end of her pregnancy, the USOPC will honor the higher amount for which she qualified. Receipt of these benefits shall not be conditioned upon any agreement that the athlete must continue to train during pregnancy or for the one-year period subsequent to pregnancy. Upon the conclusion of the one-year period, the athlete will then have to re-qualify for EAHI and/or Athlete Stipends. SPORTS ORG will be required to keep this status confidential and cannot discriminate or retaliate against the athlete for being pregnant.
  • SPORTS ORG will consult with the USOPC before eliminating or making material changes in the criteria for Athlete Stipends or EAHI. No amendment or modification of this Agreement shall be effective unless in writing and signed by both Parties.
  • If the payments for Athlete Stipends exceed the amount awarded, then SPORTS ORG will pay the difference via an invoice from the USOPC.
  • SPORTS ORG must make eligibility and performance criteria for Athlete Stipends available to athletes on its public website in a reasonable and accessible location no later than the PPA Effective Date.
  • SPORTS ORG will ensure that all applicable individuals receiving these funds/benefits are in compliance with the mandatory training requirements of the U.S. Center for SafeSport, and the requirements of the USOPC’s Responsible Sport Organization Background Check Policy. In accordance with the USOPC’s NGB  Athlete Safety Policy, SPORTS ORG will notify the USOPC's Security and Athlete Safety Office via email at as soon as possible, and in any case within 24 hours of imposing its own or being notified of Center-imposed sanction(s) and/or temporary measure(s), affecting any of the individuals receiving these funds/benefits.   
  • SPORTS ORG must provide athletes with advance notice of any material changes in eligibility and performance criteria to Athlete Stipends and EAHI. Additionally, SPORTS ORG must provide notice to athletes that changes to eligibility and performance criteria in Athlete Stipends and EAHI can be subject to change at any time. SPORTS ORG understands that athletes are not third-party beneficiaries of this Performance Partnership Agreement and any dispute between SPORTS ORG and an athlete regarding changes to Athlete Stipends or EAHI criteria, which may be contained in an SPORTS ORG athlete agreement or other SPORTS ORG notification, shall solely be resolved between the SPORTS ORG and athlete.     

When applicable, SPORTS ORG must notify NCAA student-athletes and prospective NCAA student-athletes that they should consult with their school’s NCAA compliance administrator to ensure compliance with NCAA regulations related to accepting Athlete Support to include monthly stipends, incentive/bonus payments or other grants without jeopardizing their eligibility. Similarly, SPORTS ORG should encourage Grade and High School students to consult with their state’s High School Association to determine whether accepting Athlete Support affects their High School sport eligibility. It is the athlete’s responsibility to ensure compliance with NCAA or State High School Federation rules and regulations.