THE VERN OBERG
The Vern Oberg Legacy Scholarship
The Vern Oberg Legacy 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 Water Ski & Wake Alberta (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.
The Recipients will receive a monetary scholarship to use towards their training or education.
Congratulations to Sean Kraus, 2021 Recipient
This years award were presented at the 2021 AGM (via Zoom)
on December 8th 2021.
Congratulations to Sean Kraus 2019 Recipient
This award was presented this year on August 24, 2019 at the
WSWA Provincials at Predator Bay Water Ski Club
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
The Vern Oberg Legacy Scholarship
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 Alberta athletes 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
Elite Scholarship ($2000)
(named to CDN National Junior Team or higher)
Development Scholarship ($500)
Member in good standing and a Canadian Citizen (provide picture of passport)
Nationally rated competitor skiing for Alberta (non-carded)
Must be a registered student
Have a love and passion for the sport of water skiing
Demonstrate a commitment to training and development
Criteria for Consideration:
(or Additional factors to be considered)
Multi Event or Overall Skier
Set a Canadian Record
Placement at Special Event Tournaments
Maintains a strong academic standing (copy of current transcript required)
Active official and volunteer (provide list)
Consistently demonstrates Honor, Integrity and Sportsmanship.
Set a Provincial record
HOW TO APPLY
(applications NOW CLOSED)
1. Send your letter demonstrating the above qualities
2. A letter of support from a non-family member
TO: The Vern Oberg Scholarship Committee c/o WSWA by the deadline date provided.
The Award(s) will be announced at the Alberta AGM in November
The Vern Oberg Scholarship Committee reserves the right to not award the scholarship(s) if it is felt there is not a deserving candidate. We also recognize that competition was limited this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.