Young curlers with aspirations both on and off the ice can now apply for Curling Canada’s For the Love of Curling scholarship program to help make those dreams come true.
The program will award 11 scholarships, an increase from the usual 10, of $2,500 each to student curling athletes in Canada who best demonstrate athletic and academic prowess, along with community leadership and volunteerism.
- The selection committee will emphasize athletes who have competed at the provincial/territorial level or higher, who have maintained a good level of academic standing while showing a solid commitment to their community through involvement in leadership volunteer activities.
- Athletes must be under 24 years old as of Dec. 31, 2021, and have not previously received the scholarship.
- A seven-person selection panel will determine the 11 scholarship recipients. The panel includes Minken, Curling Canada CEO Katherine Henderson, previous scholars Karsten Sturmay, Mackenzie Zacharias and Nathan Young, high-performance athlete and owner of Dynasty Curling Colin Hodgson and Olympian and six-time Scotties champion Jill Officer.
- This season, 13 previous For the Love of Curling scholarship recipients competed at Calgary in the hub city bubble during the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Tim Hortons Brier and Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship.
The application process runs from May 1 to June 30, 2021. Curling Canada will announce the recipients in August 2021.
For more information, or to apply, visit: www.curling.ca/scholarship2021
To read Curling Canada’s press release on this matter, please click here.