Scholarships and Bike Grants for POP Programs

2023 Scholarships and Grants have all been awarded at this time

Pend Oreille Pedalers is committed to increasing access to the lifelong sport of mountain biking within the greater Sandpoint community. To that end, we are offering 15 scholarships and bike grants to children from the greater Sandpoint community in 2023.

We offer three sessions of youth programming between May and October. Interested parents should first read about our different programs, then complete the scholarship and bike grant application below.

Children selected for a POP youth mountain bike scholarship and bike grant will be given a new Trek mountain bike for use during the clinic or camp. Upon completion of the program, the child will keep the mountain bike. Subsequent scholarships and bike grants may be awarded for children who are interested in continuing their growth and development in the sport.

Eligibility

To be eligible, children must live in Bonner County and be between 7 and 12 years of age, and be in 2nd - 6th grade at a local school or the equivalent in a home-school setting.

How it works

    • Successful applicants will receive a full scholarship to a POP program (either a 10-session, five-week after-school clinic program or a 5-day, one-week summer program. Learn more about our programs here).

    • On the first day of the program, each scholarship recipient will be given a mountain bike that is theirs to ride during the program.

    • During the program the bike will be kept by POP at the program venue.

    • If 80% of the program is completed (4 out of 5 days for a camp, 8 out of 10 sessions for an after-school clinic), then the bike will be sent home with the participant at the end of the program to keep.

    • If a scholarship recipient wishes to reapply for a scholarship to a future program, they may do so beginning the next calendar year. No additional bike grant will be available until the second calendar after the initial bike grant is received.

    • In year 3, the applicant has the option to reapply for a scholarship AND a bike grant by turning in the original bike to POP to be refurbished and put back into the grant program.

All 2023 MTB scholarships and grants have been awarded.