The AANR West Scholarship program was established in 1990. (At that time the organization was known as the Western Sunbathing Association or WSA.) The first scholarships were awarded at the 1992 Convention, and awards have been made in most subsequent years. The Scholarship Committee is charged with providing information to the appropriate people and organizations, with evaluating applications from students, and with making a decision as to the annual recipients. Two $2000 scholarships are awarded each year; one of those is designated the Peter Wolfe Scholarship. Pete, who was active on the scholarship committee for many years, is now deceased.
AANR West has established this scholarship program for students who have been, or whose parents have been, members of AANR West for at least three years at the date of application. This program will be based on the student’s academic records, leadership, and potential for growth. No preference will be given for financial need, gender, race, creed or religion.
Applicants must be seniors in high school or currently enrolled in an accredited post-secondary school. They must be less than 27 years of age and have at least a 2.5 GPA (grade point average). Part-time students will be considered. No student may win the award more than twice unless there are no competing candidates.
Scholarship funds will be forwarded directly to the post-secondary school of the student’s choice. No funds will be transmitted to the student or to the parent(s) of the student.
It is the responsibility of the student to complete the Student Application Form. In addition, the student must contact either the High School or College Records Office and request an official transcript [not a photocopy] be sent. The student should deliver the Club Verification and the Academic Recommendation forms, along with a stamped, addressed envelope, to the appropriate persons.
Application forms may be obtained on-line using the link at the top of this page.
Forms (and supporting documents) can be submitted electronically via email to:
They may also be submitted in printed form and mailed to:
AANR West Scholarship Committee
23679 Calabasas Road, Suite 966
Calabasas, Ca 91032
All forms must be submitted (postmarked) no later than April 1 of each year.
Applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision by June 1, and the winners will be announced at the annual AANR West Convention. No personal appearance will be required for the scholarship to be awarded.
If, for some reason, you do not attend an accredited post-secondary institution as anticipated, you will forfeit the scholarship and the right to apply for any further financial assistance from AANR West. The scholarship which you forfeit will be awarded to the next runner-up in the judging.
Questions and comments may be addressed directly to the AANR West Scholarship Committee. Inquire by Email at:
AANR Education Foundation Scholarships
In addition, to the AANR-West Scholarship, interested students may apply for an AANR Education Foundation scholarship without being a winner or an applicant for an AANR-West scholarship, and may do so at any time.
AANR Education Foundation (AEF) scholarship applications may be obtained from the AANR Education Foundation webpage: www.aanr-ef.org then link to “Applications.”
AEF scholarship funds are handled through the AANR Education Foundation's Scholarship Program. Winners of AANR West scholarships must apply separately for these additional funds. The amount of these funds is not fixed but varies per availability and qualifications.
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23679 Calabasas Road, Suite 966
Calabasas, CA 91302
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