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Sport Newfoundland and Labrador Now Accepting Applications for 2014 Scholarship/Bursary Program

January 30, 2014

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Sport Newfoundland and Labrador Scholarship Program. The deadline for applications is February 28, 2014.

Sport Newfoundland and Labrador in partnership with the Provincial Government, has developed the Athletic Excellence Fund – a streamlined program that combines all current provincial sport funding opportunities available to athletes, coaches and officials.

The Athletic Excellence Fund encompasses the Sport NL Scholarships, Premier’s Athletic Awards, Team Gushue Awards, Elite Athlete Assistance Program and in one application. Information about each program can be found in the backgrounder below.

“Sport is part of the healthy, well-rounded development of our youth, so we are pleased once again to help deserving athletes balance their athletic and academic responsibilities,” said Rod Nicholl, President, Sport NL. “The ability to award up to 20 scholarships, valued at $500 each, means that Sport NL can assist hard working and dedicated athletes achieve both athletic and academic goals.”

The Sport Newfoundland and Labrador Scholarship Program has distributed thousands of dollars to deserving students around the province in its over 20-year history. The financial assistance provided to qualifying amateur athletes, coaches and officials, assists in offsetting costs of training and competition. In order for students to qualify for a scholarship, they must be residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, attend a post-secondary institution and be registered members of a provincial sport organization.

Furthermore, for the seventh year, the Frank T. Butler Memorial Scholarship is being sponsored by Sport Newfoundland and Labrador. Valued at $1,000, the scholarship commemorates Frank Butler, who was vital to the development of athletics at Memorial University, and played an integral part in developing inter-university sport experience across Canada.

For more detailed information on the qualification criteria and to access the application form, visit the Sport NL website at www.sportnl.ca.

Sport Newfoundland and Labrador represents 55 provincial sport organizations in Newfoundland and Labrador by providing programs and services in the promotion of sport and physical activity. Visit www.sportnl.ca for information on programs offered by Sport Newfoundland and Labrador.

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