The best young curlers across Canada will be the beneficiaries of a new post-secondary scholarship program funded by the Canadian Curling Association.
The CCA announced May 15 that For the Love of Curling scholarships are being funded through the support of Canadian curling fans who purchased T-shirts as part of the association’s successful Got Gold campaign in March.
A better than expected response to the campaign has resulted in the CCA being able to fund 10 scholarships valued at $1,000 for the 2014-2015 academic year.
“We were blown away by people’s generosity during the Got Gold campaign,” CCA executive director Greg Stremlaw said. “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 2014-2015 scholarships is now open to all elite young curlers who will be enrolling in or continuing to study at a Canadian university or college.
Emphasis will be placed on athletes who have competed at the provincial or 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 began May 15 and will run until June 30, with the scholarships awarded by Aug. 15 in time for the start of the 2014-2015 academic year.