This scholarship has been established in memory of the dedication, commitment
and love for the sport of water skiing that Vern relentlessly demonstrated.
Congratulations to Dorien Llewellyn and Geneva Roach 2018 Recipients
The first award was presented this year on August 25, 2018 at the
WSWA Provincials at Shalom Park Water Ski Site
Click here to apply for the 2019 Scholarship
The Vern Oberg Legacy Scholarship
Water Ski & Wakeboard Alberta (WSWA) is very pleased to announce The Vern Oberg Legacy Scholarship. This scholarship has been established in memory of the dedication, commitment and love for the sport of water skiing that Vern relentlessly demonstrated. Vern was a member of WSWA from the early days of the organization. He was also a dedicated Water Ski & Wakeboard Canada (WSWC) member as well as an active member of the Pan Am Region of the International Water Ski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) where he made changes and impacted the sport at a global level. Throughout his life Vern dedicated his time and expertise to the sport of water skiing and shared his experience and knowledge as a Pan Am Judge, Driver, Technical Controller and Chief of Competition to all those involved in Water Ski Canada and the sport at Large.
Vern was always impressed by young athletes who not only had talent but made a commitment to their development in the sport. He quietly encouraged many young athletes and was always willing to help, to coach, to take time to drive the boat and send notes of encouragement.
Vern was an Engineering graduate who recognized the importance of education and the challenges encountered by pursuing both athletics and an education. The Vern Oberg Legacy Scholarship has been created to provide financial support for the athletic development and academic pursuits of two Alberta athletes (one male and one female) who best exhibit drive, determination and commitment to excellence in the sport of Water Skiing and Education.
Skiers can apply for the Vern Oberg Legacy Scholarship each year.
The skiers selected shall best exemplify the qualities of drive, determination and commitment to
excellence in both the sport of Water Skiing and Academic/Post-Secondary education
Member in good standing
Attending High School or pursuing a Post-Secondary education
Be a Canadian Citizen and water ski for Alberta
Have a love and passion for the sport of water skiing
Demonstrate a commitment to training and development
Nationally rated competitor
Criteria for Consideration:
(or Additional factors to be considered)
Multi Event or Overall Skier
Placement at International Competition
Set a Canadian Record
Placement at the Canadian Championships
Placement at Special Event Tournaments
Maintains a strong academic standing
Active official and volunteer
Consistently demonstrates Hounor, Integrity and Sportsmanship.
Placement at the Western Canadian Championships
Set a Provincial record
Placement at the Alberta Provincials
The Vern Oberg Scholarship Committee reserves the right to not award the scholarship(s)
if it is felt there is not a deserving candidate.