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Photo Courtesy of Viviana Podhaiski.

Youth and Junior Scholarship

The New York WSO Youth and Junior Athlete Scholarship aims to provide financial assistance to youth and junior athletes attending the National Championships. The goal of the fund is to retain talented individuals within the sport of weightlifting by making participation in the National Championships more accessible for young athletes.

Eligible Competition Age Groups:

  • Youth: 17 years of age and under.

  • Junior: 15 – 20 years of age.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • US Citizen with eligibility to compete for the United States.

  • USA Weightlifting member in good standing.

  • Eligible to compete in the National Championships.

  • Meets the age requirements.

  • Member of the New York WSO.


Allocation of Funds:

We will begin accepting applications when the 2025 National Championships when the qualifying period begins. The deadline to apply for the scholarship fund will be the close of the qualifying period. Applications for 2025 will be determined based on the national schedule set by USA Weightlifting. 


Funds will be allocated equally among the total number of eligible athletes. Registered athletes will receive funds after the registration deadline has passed. 


Applications will be reviewed by the NY WSO Athlete Support Committee and approved by the NY WSO Board.

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