For the Love of Curling Scholarships available for 2016-2017

Stratford Ont.Jan 31 2016.Canadian Junior Curling Championship.Nova Scotia skip Mary Fay,,third Kristin Clarke, second Karlee Burgess, lead Janique LeBlanc, coach Andrew Atherton, Curling Canada/ michael burns photo

Stratford Ont.Jan 31 2016.Canadian Junior Curling Championship.Nova Scotia skip Mary Fay,,third Kristin Clarke, second Karlee Burgess, lead Janique LeBlanc, coach Andrew Atherton, Curling Canada/ michael burns photo

Do you know a deserving young curler who is headed off to university? Are you a student who could use some help covering your academic and curling costs next year?

Thanks to the incredible support of the curling community, ten scholarships are available again this year for young elite curlers.

The application process for the “For the Love of Curling” scholarships is now open to talented young curlers who will be or are continuing to study at a Canadian University or College. These scholarships were funded by generous donors and curlers across the country.

Last year, ten deserving young people received a scholarship to help them balance the demands of curling, school and work. Some of the recipients went on to compete at the 2016 CIS/CCA University Curling Championships, and the 2016 Canadian Junior Curling Championships. Some of the highlights include Kristen Streifl as part of the University of Alberta Pandas’ CIS team who will represent Canada at the 2017 World University Games in Kazakhstan. And Janique LeBlanc who, with Team Nova Scotia, went on to compete and win gold at the 2016 World Juniors in Taarnby, Denmark. Congratulations to all the scholarship winners on their achievements this year!

Each scholarship will provide $1,000 to help university or college athletes cover some of their education and curling costs. A total of ten scholarships are available for the 2016-2017 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; while showing a commitment to curling through their involvement in coaching, instructing and/or volunteer activities. Athletes must be under the age of 23 as of December 31, 2016 and not have received the “For The Love Of Curling” Scholarship previously.

The application process runs from May 1 to June 30, 2016. Scholarships will be awarded in August.

Be sure to read the Eligibility and FAQ 2016 to ensure you qualify

The application form for the 2016-2017 year can be found here: 2016-CURLING-CANADA-SCHOLARSHIP-APPLICATION.docx