Fall 2017 Semester Kurt Caselli Memorial Scholarship Deadline Fast Approaching!

The Kurt Caselli Memorial Scholarship Awards $2,500 Toward Higher Education

MURRIETA, Calif. – The Kurt Caselli Foundation (KCF) is just days away from the Fall 2017 Kurt Caselli Memorial Scholarship gift deadline of May 1st. Whether you are a current or former racer, this is your chance to further your education with assistance from the Foundation that was created in Kurt's memory.

The Kurt Caselli Memorial Scholarship was created to award gifts of $2,500 to two current or former racers who are currently enrolled in institutions of higher learning. The KCF is looking for applicants who embody perseverance, integrity, generosity, commitment, humility and professionalism – all the same character traits that Kurt Caselli exemplified on and off the motorcycle.

The deadline for fall semester applications is May 1, 2017 and recipients will be announced no later than June 30, 2017. The deadline for spring semester applications is November 1, 2017 and recipients will be announced no later than January 30, 2017. How to apply? Log onto www.KurtCaselli.com/scholarship to start the online application process.

Kurt Caselli Memorial Scholarship winner Starr Savage is currently focused on his graduation from SDSU this May and will soon return to racing various WORCS and Big 6 GP races while continuing towards graduate school.Courtesy of Starr Savage, photo by Eric Rios

In 2016, the Kurt Caselli Foundation selected Starr Savage and Rachel Gutish to receive The Kurt Caselli Memorial Scholarship gifts. Fall 2016 recipient Starr will be graduating from San Diego State University in May with a B.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis on Physical Therapy and will continue working at Rehab United Physical Therapy before applying for applying to graduate school. Currently, Starr is recovering from surgery on a torn ACL before he will return to racing various WORCS and Big 6 GP races. Spring 2017 recipient Rachel is racing GNCC, EnduroCross and various rounds of non-conflicting Full Gas Sprint Enduro series while she is attending DePauw University as a full time student. She is majoring in Psychology with a double minor in Pre-Law and Business Administration. Both Starr and Rachel show characteristics that remind the Foundation of Kurt’s devotion to the sport and importance of education.

Kurt Caselli Foundation Scholarship winner Rachel Gutish (left, 2nd place) on the podium at a recent GNCC race in North Carolina.Photo by Beth Latham

For more information on The Kurt Caselli Memorial Scholarship or to apply, please visit www.kurtcaselli.com/scholarship/.