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Winter 2016 21 Awards All applications must be postmarked or faxed NO later than April 1 2016. Applicationsreceivedafterthatdatearenotconsidered. To obtain an application visit httpvtvast.orgscholarships.html or contact Cyndy Jones 802 229-0005 ext. 10 Please send all applications to VAST awards two 1500 scholarships annually. VAST Scholarship Awards are open to VAST members their spouses andor dependents of all ages to help you further your education in any post secondary school including vocationaltechnical education. Two Chances to Win The applications of the top five finalists will also be submitted for consideration to the Northeast Chapter of the International Snow- mobile Councils NEISC Scholarship Awards program. The NEISC awards two 500 scholarship awards annually. Two1500 SCHOLARSHIPSAPPLICATIONSARE DUEMARCH12016 SCHOLARSHIPSAPPLICATIONSAREAPPLICATIONSARE Vermont Association of Snow Travelers Inc. 26 Vast Lane Barre VT 05641 802 229.0005 MakeaDifferenceNominateSomeone NOMINATIONSARE DUEMARCH12016 To obtain nomination forms go to httpvtvast.orgawards.html VAST volunteers and clubs are dedicated and committed all year long. Please take the time to nominate someone who deserves recognition. Horizon Volunteer Trailblazer Snowmobiler of the Year Snowmobile Family of the Year Jr. Snowmobiler of the Year age limit 15 Dealer of the Year Snowmobile Club of the Year Awards for Clubs Trail Related Most Improved Trails Best Signed Trails Best Groomed Trails Trail Project of the Year entitled to voting privileges and they will not receive VAST correspondence. Nominations for the Partnership Award must be given to the Executive Director prior to May 1. All recommendations shall be forwarded to the Board of Directors and the Board must approve the Partnership Award. This award is to recognize any individual landowner group town or other organization that consistently advocates for snowmobiling in Vermont. The award is an engraved plaque and is to be presented at an appropriate event in the recipients community. The Trails Administrators awards may be presented annually. They recognize individuals for their contributions to VASTs reason for being snowmobile trails. Club Trails Coordinator of the Year is presented to an individual who has demonstrated commitment to snowmobiling at the club level by a positive leadership role in the development and maintenance of club trails. County Trails Coordinator of the Year goes to a county trail coordinator who actively supports the clubs in his or her respective county and does an outstanding job acting as liaison between VAST and individual clubs. Groomer operators do much more than ride around in their machines. For most it is a major commitment of time to keep the trails in the best possible shape. The best of the best are presented the Groomer of the Year award. The Trails Administrator also presents the Personal Attributes awards recognizing individuals for their leadership and contributions to the VAST trail system in the following categories Dedication Enthusiasm Effort Motivation and Ambition. If there is one point that bears emphasizing theres an award available that each and every volunteer and club can win. Its an open system and the Awards Committee welcomes nominations so think about who deserves an accolade and nominate them Go to www. and click Forms to for download links to nomination forms.