May 15, 2014 (ISN) – Some of Canada’s future curling stars will be the beneficiaries of a new program of post-secondary scholarships, it was announced today by the Canadian Curling Association.
The “For The Love of Curling” scholarships were funded through the support of Canadian curling fans, who purchased T-shirts through the CCA’s successful “Got Gold” campaign in March.
“We were blown away by people’s generosity during the Got Gold? Campaign,” said Greg Stremlaw, Chief Executive Officer for the CCA. “Our original goal was to sell 600 T-shirts and provide six scholarships. When Canadian curling fans bought more than 1,000 T-shirts, we were thrilled that even more young curlers would be helped.”
The application process for the 10 $1,000 scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year is now open to young curlers who will be enrolling or continuing to study at a Canadian university or college.
Emphasis will be placed on athletes who have competed at the provincial/territorial level or higher and 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.
The application process begins today and will run through to June 30, with the scholarships awarded by Aug. 15.
For more information, or to apply, go to www.curling.ca/ilovecurling/2014/05/15/scholarships/.