For Brady Martens, skateboarding became an integral part of his life in elementary school. Not only did it provide exercise and fresh air for him, but it allowed him to connect with the community as he often traveled to and from his friends’ homes, meeting and making new friends along the way!

As Brady grew into a man, he continued to skateboard and was an active member of the community. He never met a stranger and spent most of his adult life giving back to and helping others. 

This scholarship was created to remember and honor Brady by providing scholarships to Skate DSM’s Push Start skateboarding clinics and equipment for younger generations. 


To be eligible for this scholarship, you must: 

  • Live in Polk, Dallas, or Warren counties
  • Have a passion for and want to try skateboarding
  • Complete the application below

How to apply 

This form is intended to gather information about prospective scholarship recipients. Skate DSM is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to grow the skateboard community in the Des Moines metro area. Applicants must also complete the form below, and please be as detailed as possible as the answers to these questions will help us determine scholarship winners. This Scholarship fund is only for Skate DSM’s Push Start Clinics.

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