Young curlers across the country will be able to benefit for the second straight year from Curling Canada’s For The Love of Curling scholarships, it was announced today.
Thanks to the incredible support of the curling community, 10 scholarships are available again this year for elite young curlers.
“This is one of the programs we are most proud of as a National Sports Organization (NSO),” said Greg Stremlaw, Chief Executive Officer of Curling Canada. “We have some amazing young athletes in our sport, but they need this kind of support to pursue their curling dreams. Being able to offer these scholarships is another example of how we’re continuing to build our sport and maintain our position as the world’s leading curling nation.”
The application process for the “For the Love of Curling” scholarships is now open to young curlers who will studying at a Canadian university or college. These scholarships were funded by generous donors and curlers from across Canada.
Last year, 10 deserving young people received a scholarship to help balance the demands of curling, school and work. Some of the recipients went on to compete in the 2015 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, 2015 CIS/CCA University Curling Championships and the 2015 M&M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Championships.
Each scholarship will provide $1,000 to help university or college athletes cover a portion of their education and curling costs. A total of 10 scholarships are available for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Emphasis will be placed on athletes who have competed at the provincial/territorial level or higher; who have maintained a good level of academic standing; and athletes who show a commitment to curling through their involvement in coaching, instructing and/or volunteer activities. Athletes must be 23 or younger as of Dec. 31, 2015, and former recipients of the For The Love of Curling scholarships are not eligible.
The application process runs through to June 30, 2015, and the scholarship recipients will be announced in August.
For more information or to apply, go to curling.ca/scholarships