Paul B. Scholarships

The Paul B. Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2011 to honor the memory of Paul Bachorz. Paul was an avid BMW motorcyclist with a big heart and a love for the BMW riding community. He was an active member of the BMW MOA and a regular contributor to the BMW Owners News as editor of the “Touring Tips” column. Paul was also a member of his local chapter, the BMW Motorcycle Owners of Vermont who generously provided the seed money to establish a scholarship fund in his memory. The MOA Foundation has continued to fund the scholarship program on an annual basis to further our mission supporting rider safety, education and training.

The purpose of the Paul B. Scholarship is to award grants to individuals in the motorcycle riding community to assist them in pursuing rider education and training opportunities. The Foundation will award grants of up to $250 for MOA members, or up to $100 for non-members (neither amount to exceed the actual cost of the training), towards the cost of participation in an approved training course. A committee comprised of 3 Foundation Board members will review all requests submitted and exercise broad discretion in approving training proposals.

Individuals interested in receiving a scholarship should complete the submission form below or download the pdf version and submit via email to Requests must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the registration deadline for the training course selected and should contain a description of the training including the training provider, cost, location, and dates of the training. In no case will grants be approved for scholarship requests submitted after a training or rider education program has been completed. You can expect to be contacted by the Foundation within 10 days of submitting your scholarship request. Grants are limited to individuals and one grant per applicant annually.

Thanks, Paul B. Your friends and fellow BMW riders continue to be touched by your generosity.

Apply for a $250 Paul B. Scholarship to attend the rider training of your choice. Complete the web form below or download the application, complete and forward via email to Paul B. photo by Mitch Group.

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