At the Sandra Schmirler Foundation we understand how stressful the current situation of living through a pandemic is for everyone. We realize that it is a particularly stressful time for student-athletes. Training is challenging and the uncertainty about summer jobs only adds to that stress. We know that your school year has changed dramatically and this could affect your grades. If you were planning to apply for a Spirit of Sandra Scholarship but you are uncertain about how all of these changes have affected your grades please, go ahead and apply. We are aware of the situation and will certainly take that into account during the application review process. We know that some classes have moved to a pass/fail system and that could certainly affect your GPA and we also know that as athletes you may have been counting on the last few months to boost your grades after a busy curling season. Financial support through scholarships is more important than ever this coming year. We look forward to receiving your application!
The Spirit of Sandra Junior Curling Scholarship is intended for young athletes who participate in competitive curling while pursuing post-secondary education by taking a minimum of 3 courses. Recipients must be 20 years of age or under as of June 30, 2020, and therefore eligible to compete as a junior curler. The aim is to give talented junior curlers the opportunity to successfully combine their competitive curling pursuits with their academic studies (i.e. September through April) in a Canadian University or College setting.
Number of Curling Scholarships
Six (6) scholarships will be awarded.
Monetary Value of a Curling Scholarship
Each scholarship will have a value of $5,000.
The successful applicants will be reimbursed for $2,500 in both education and curling categories for a total of $5,000. All expenses must be submitted with receipts and received no later than April 30, 2021.