Future Athlete Bursary Open for Applications
Rowing Canada – VICTORIA, BC – Thursday, June 15, 2017 – Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) opened the application process for this year’s Future Athlete Bursary which will grant support to six up-and-coming rowers. Provided through the generous support of an individual donor, the bursaries are distributed to athletes who choose to continue their rowing and academic careers in Canada.
“With many rowers balancing both their time in the classroom and on the water, the Future Athlete Bursary provides support to help ease the load on Canadian student-athletes,” said Adam Parfitt, Athlete and Coach Pathways Director, RCA. “For athletes with their eye on the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the transition to the senior team takes enormous commitment and persistence. We’re grateful for the continued generosity from the rowing community who are supporting the needs of our next generation of athletes.”
For interested athletes, please apply for the Future Athlete Bursary here. Applications will be accepted until July 1st, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. PT.
Applicants must be a current RCA member, be enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary institution, and a Canadian citizen under the age of 21 as of December 31. For full details and eligibility requirements, please click here.
This year the program will distribute six bursaries of $2,500, supporting rowers who demonstrate a continued commitment in their pursuit of representing Canada. The bursary will consist of two payments, with the first payment being made to successful applicants in September 2017. The second and final payment will be made in January 2018.
This is a donor supported initiative. To continue support for the Future Athlete Bursary, please contact email@example.com.
About Rowing Canada Aviron
Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) is a non-profit organization recognized by the Government of Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee as the national governing body for rowing in Canada, representing more than 15,000 registered members.
RCA is a member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Fédération internationale des sociétés d’aviron (FISA), the international federation for rowing.
For more information about Rowing Canada Aviron, please visit rowingcanada.org or follow @rowingcanada.
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