Posted: Jan 15, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass.--Dr. Sharianne Walker, the Western New England University NCAA Faculty Representative and Chair of the Department of Sport Management, has announced that the U.S. Olympic Committee has FLAME Scholarship applications that are still available.
Every summer, the USOC hosts a program called Finding Leaders Among Minorities Everywhere (FLAME). The program provides minority college students with an intensive look into the complex world of the Olympics and sports business. Students are provided with exciting and rigorous curriculum aimed at developing both professional skills as well as Olympic sport knowledge.
Accepted students in this highly competitive program will attend workshops and classes at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., where they will have the opportunity to eat at the athlete dining hall and experience life in the fast-paced world of elite sports. Additionally, for the first time in years, the program will expand to include a high school curriculum that will offer college students an opportunity to play a mentor leadership role to teen-agers.
Western New England students, don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The application deadline is Feb. 28.
The online application can be found at TeamUSA.org/Inclusion. If you have any questions please contact FLAME@usoc.org