The Arizona Interscholastic Cycling League is committed to making our programs accessible to everyone, regardless of their financial situation. We promote the NICA mission that every teen deserves the opportunity to strengthen their body, mind and character through participation in interscholastic mountain biking. Whether a rider, coach or team, these scholarships are provided to offset expenses directly related to participation in Arizona league activities.
The league’s scholarship program is generously sponsored by the Mountain Bike Association of Arizona. The MBAA promotes, protects and preserves the Arizona trail experience through advocacy, education and responsible recreational and competitive mountain biking.
Program Overview and Guidelines
Due to the limited amount of scholarship funds, we would like to ensure that the riders, coaches or volunteers who receive financial support commit to participation in ALL FIVE (5) races of the season series. If awarded a scholarship, you or your student-athlete should be prepared to write a letter explaining how the scholarship benefited all involved. Identity will be kept confidential at your request.
Student-Athletes: Scholarships are available for race and camp registration or monetary grants to pay for the purchase of or overhaul of cycling equipment including bikes, helmets, shoes, tools, pedals, or other related equipment that can be purchased in a bike shop. Funds may also be used for travel to/from a race or camp.
Coaches: Scholarships are available for Leaders’ Summit fees as well as NICA coaching licensing fees or monetary grants to pay for travel expenses to races, trainings, and other league related events. Stipends may also be used towards travel to first-aid/CPR training or participation in relevant continuing education courses as well as towards coaching related equipment.
Teams: Scholarships are available for team fees and monetary grants towards travel expenses associated with attending the league races. Travel expenses include cost for fuel, rental vehicle and/or camping/lodging. Grants may also be used towards costs associated with team equipment that is used to help create a space for the team at the races and maintenance or purchase of (e.g., pop-up tents, banners, bike stand, repair stands, spare bike parts, teams bikes, etc.).
How to Apply for a Scholarship
Complete the Scholarship Application Form.