Sport Manitoba is currently accepting applications for its Manitoba Foundation for Sports Scholarships, Coaching Manitoba Bursaries and Princess Royal Pan Am Scholarship.
Applications are available for all 2016/2017 academic year scholarships with a submission deadline of Friday May 6, 2016.
Manitoba Foundation for Sports Scholarships
The Manitoba Foundation for Sports (MFFS) scholarship program administrated by Sport Manitoba was established to support young athletes of Sport Manitoba partners, who continue to participate in amateur sport while pursuing a post-secondary education on a full time basis. The scholarships are awarded to graduating high school students entering a post-secondary institution and to students in their second or subsequent year in a post-secondary institution.
The program’s emphasis is placed on athletes who have competed at the provincial level or higher during 2015/2016, and who have maintained a high level of academic standing, while showing a commitment to amateur sport through their involvement in coaching, officiating and volunteer activities. Preference will be given to athletes attending university or college in Manitoba and enrolled in a related field, pursuing a career in sport. The number and amount of scholarships awarded annually will vary, based on the number of applicants and the funds available for distribution.
In recognition of Milt Stegall, the retired Winnipeg Blue Bomber receiver’s contributions to the community and athletic achievements, scholarships are awarded in the name of Stegall, who is the Canadian Football League’s all-time leader for touchdowns. The top applicant, open to all sports, in both the high school and university category will be awarded the MFFS Milt Stegall Scholarship. The Milt Stegall Scholarship provided by The Province of Manitoba, Sport Manitoba and the MFFS has a scholarship value of $1,000 to a graduating high school student entering a post-secondary institution and $2,000 to a student in their second or subsequent year in a post-secondary institution. These scholarships are subject to confirmation of Sport Manitoba’s funding from the Province of Manitoba.
The Bud Tinsley Sport Leadership Scholarship was created in memory of Robert (Bud) Tinsley by his family and friends to recognize a Manitoba student athlete who demonstrates similar leadership traits that were attributable to Bud. Bud was introduced to organized football in high school and his athletic career and contributions persisted from there. Bud had a reputation as a fearsome tackler and played that position for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1950-1960, serving as the perennial team captain and played in Grey Cup championships in 1958 and 1959. His numerous awards included: induction into the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Hall of Fame, the CFL Hall of Fame and four time inductee into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. In addition to his outstanding athlete results, Bud gave tirelessly of himself as active volunteer leader with the Shriners, community groups and the sport community throughout his life. The recipient of this $500 scholarship will be selected from among the successful MFFS Scholarship recipients.
The 2016/2017 Manitoba Foundation for Sports Application form is due May 6, 2016. Completion of the MFFS application will automatically place all applicants into consideration for the Milt Stegall and Bud Tinsley scholarships no additional form is required!
Coaching Manitoba Bursary
Coaching Manitoba annually presents bursaries to four students who have demonstrated a commitment to coaching in Manitoba. Our goal is to encourage students to continue coaching while attending a post-secondary institution. Students who are, or will be, enrolled in the upcoming school term in post-secondary education and currently coaching for a school, club or community centre are invited to submit an application. One male and one female student coach from the Winnipeg region and one male and one female student from rural Manitoba will be selected to each receive a bursary of $500 to be used toward their tuition.
The 2016/2017 Coaching Manitoba Bursary Application form is due Friday May 6, 2016.
Princess Royal Pan Am Scholarship
The Princess Royal Pan Am Scholarship Endowment Fund provides financial support for Manitoba’s high performance athletes in their pursuit of excellence at the national and international levels of competition while serving as a tribute to commemorate the Manitoba visit of Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal in 1999. The Princess Royal Pan Am Scholarship awards two (2) scholarships per year valued up to $3,000 each to one male and one female high performance athlete enrolled in a post-secondary institution in Manitoba.
The 2016/2017 Princess Royal Pan Application form is due Friday May 6, 2016.