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    April 28, 2015

    DEADLINES EXTENDED TO MAY 4: Sport Manitoba Announces Scholarship Opportunities for Athletes & Coaches - Deadline April 30

    DEADLINES EXTENDED TO MAY 4: Sport Manitoba and Coaching Manitoba has announced details on 3 different athlete and coach scholarships that are available to Manitobans entering or at the post-secondary level.  The Manitoba Foundation for Sports Scholarships, Princess Royal Pan Am Scholarships and the Coaching Manitoba Bursary offer support in the range of $500 to $3000 to a successful candidate.  These opportunities are ideal for grade 12 basketball students pursuing a post-secondary education and new basketball coaches looking to increase their coaching education.  Deadline to apply is Thursday Wednesday April 30, 2015.  For details and to apply...

    Princess Royal Pan Am Scholarship - Due April 30, 2015

    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.

    Princess Royal Pan Am Application form


    Coaching Manitoba Bursary - Due April 30, 2015

    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.

    Coaching Manitoba Application Form

    Coaching Manitoba Bursary Refence Form


    Manitoba Foundation for Sports Scholarships - Due April 30, 2015

    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 2013/2014, 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.

    Deadline to apply for all scholarships is Thursday April 30, 2015.

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    1. One award for coaches. Shows how much basketball coaches are valued. Would basketball be successful without coaches? A $500 award for committing 5,000 hours to coaching and growing the sport. $500 covers three credit hours of Asper business classes (Its about $20,000 for the whole degree). High School Coaching is athletic slavery, you get paid nothing and yet the school and program benefits massively from their successful basketball programs that results in student athletes clamoring to get into these schools. More enrolment, means more provincial funding for these schools. The cost of lost opportunities from coaching cannot be compensated by $500 for post secondary education. I am left thinking that there is more we can do to support our brightest coaches who balance post secondary schooling with coaching basketball.

      Kudos to all those basketball coaches who unselfishly put in countless hours to growing the sport and still seek to further their education. There is is no amount of money to quantify how much energy and time coaches put into basketball and to the impact they have on student athletes.

    2. Basketball MB has its directors, and professional coaches, They are looking more towards PLAYER development and developing legitimate basketball players out of Manitoba and more importantly, Canada. As a coach, I coach because I love the game and would hate to see it completely out of my life. To see success from the players and seeing them do what you've taught them or shown them how to do, should be a positive reward as is. Props to them for even giving an award to our coaches. It doesn't take much to coach High School Basketball in Winnipeg.


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