Marce Herz Foundation Scholarship

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The Marce Herz Foundation bears the name of an extraordinary individual, Marcelle (“Marce”) Barkley Herz.  Marce, a track and field world record holder, champion amateur skier, and co-founder of the Sky Tavern Jr. Ski Program, was also a teacher who believed that sports were good for everyone, but especially children, and that all children should get the opportunity to ski (and now snowboard) regardless of a child’s race or economic status.  Marce also believed in the power of sports and academics to uplift and motivate children.  She became the first woman to receive the Sportsmen (Sportswoman) of the Year Award from the Nevada Sportswriters Association.  Marce made contributions in our community to youth, teaching, journalism, skiing, sports, and the skiing community.  Once young people, particularly young women and girls, discover the life, times and achievements of Marce Herz, they are usually moved and motivated to strive for excellence.  It is a privilege to be able to provide a scholarship in her honor. 

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Completed applications are due to The Far West Skiing Office by Monday, October 15th at 5:00pm. Applications must be submitted via the Far West Skiing website ( There will be two (2) scholarships (one to a female and to a male athlete) at $1,000 each, awarded for the 19-20 season by the Marce Herz Foundation. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Download Scholarship Application information here.

Applicants may only apply online at the link below.

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