FLORENCE SIFFERD SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
A figure skating individual or team (dance, pairs) in the Washington DC metropolitan area may apply or be nominated for consideration. Applicants and nominees should have at least competed in a U.S. Figure Skating qualifying competition to be eligible for an award. The Board will evaluate applications and nominations based primarily on figure skating achievement and competitive record, but special consideration will be given to skaters who also significantly demonstrate good sportsmanship, work ethic, and academic standing in school. The funding of this program is limited. Awards are highly competitive, and generally do not exceed $1,000.
We encourage skating clubs, coaches, officials, and other individuals and organizations to create diverse projects with broad impact on figure skating in the Capitol region. A project may be experimental in nature and serve as a model for national replication. A project should be completed within 12 months from the time of the award and grants generally do not exceed $5,000. The funding of programs is highly competitive.
LYDIA PALEY HUME MEMORIAL FUND
Lydia, a Capitol Skating Fund Board member and Northern Virginia figure skating coach, was passionate about all aspects of the sport of figure skating. In order to honor Lydia’s lifetime of achievements, the Capitol Skating Fund established the Lydia Paley Hume Memorial Fund dedicated to nurturing synchronized skating in the Washington DC Region.
The application forms may be used by individuals, groups or skating programs seeking support from The Fund. Applications will be evaluated by the Board of Directors twice annually at the Board meetings. Applications must be received by March 1 and October 1 to be processed for evaluation. Funding decisions will be made by June 1 and January 1, respectively