Spartans Scholarship InformationNEW - Scholarships Available to all Full Year Spartans Athletes, Actives or Associates
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Funds are made available out of the annual budget to fund post-secondary scholarships for Calgary Spartans athletes. Scholarship applications are accepted from August 1st – September 30th each calendar year. A Scholarship Committee, made up of members from the board of directors, reviews applications and determines the scholarships granted. Scholarship criteria and determination of award amounts are described below and scholarships are presented at the Spartans annual award banquet and annual general meeting, held in October or November.
- The athlete must have been a member of the Calgary Spartans for at least one full year prior to application (partial year and summer members are not eligible).
- The athlete must be registered as a student at a post-secondary institution for the upcoming year.
- The athlete must be registered with the Calgary Spartans for the upcoming year.
- The athlete must be in good standing with the Club (fees paid in full, including the $300 volunteer commitment deposit).
- An application must have been received (hard copy or electronically) by the Registrar (firstname.lastname@example.org) by September 30th.
The amount awarded to each athlete is determined by a points system with award amounts ranging from $100 to $1000 per athlete. Points are awarded to each applicant in five areas:
- Club involvement – a subjective rating determined by the Scholarship Committee
- 3 points for high involvement,
- 2 points for standard involvement and;
- 1 point for minimal involvement;
- Club longevity – 1 point awarded for each year the athlete has been an active member of the Spartans
- Athletic Performance – performance is based on the provincial AADP (Alberta Athlete Development Program) standards
- 3 points awarded for “A” standard,
- 2 points awarded for “B” standard,
- 1 point for “C” standard
- Provincial Championship Placing (Athletics Alberta age class, not High School provincials):
- 3 points awarded for a Gold medal
- 2 points awarded for a Silver medal
- 1 point awarded for a Bronze medal
- National Championship Placing (Junior Nationals or Senior Nationals depending upon age class);
- Medalist is 3 points
- Top 8 is 2 points
- Finishing is 1 point
Once all points for each athlete are totalled, the funds are distributed as a percentage of the total number of points accumulated by all the athletes in the scholarship pool.
First example: 3 athletes total points add to 18.
John Smith receives 10 of a possible 18 points (10/18th of $3000) = $1667. Because $1667 is higher than the maximum award amount John Smith is awarded $1000 from the scholarship pool. Betty White receives 6 of a possible 18 point (6/18th of $3000) = $1000 John White receive 2 of a possible 18 points (2/18th of $3000) = $333
Second Example: 5 athletes apply with a total of 32 points
John Smith receives 11 of the 32 point total = 11/32 of $3000 = $1000 Betty White receives 8 of a possible 32 point = 8/32nd of $3000 = $750 John White receive 7 of a possible 32 points (7/32nd of the scholarship) = $656 Betty John receives 5 points of a possible 32 (5/32nd of the scholarship) = $468 Betty Smith receives 1 of a possible 32 points (1/32nd of $3000 = $93. Because $93 is less than the $100 minimum Betty Smith is not awarded a portion of the scholarship pool.
Other Athletic Scholarships
Other Athletic Scholarships are available to Spartans athletes depending upon their post-secondary institution of choice. Please consult the athletic department or head coach of the Institution's track / cross-country team that you or your athlete is potentially attending, as scholarships are often school specific.
Jimmie Condon Athletic Scholarships:
The Jimmie Condon Scholarship program is the largest post-secondary academic/athletic scholarship program within Alberta, and the awards are available for Alberta residents attending Universities, Colleges, and Technical Institutes within Alberta. Awards are $1800 annually, and athletes may apply each year they are on a post-secondary team. The application deadline is November 1st of each calendar year. A certain number of scholarships are awarded to each educational institution in the province and each Institution determines the number of scholarships available for each sport in their Athletic program. See the Alberta Learning Information Service website below for additional information and contact the head coach of your track / cross country team to determine your eligibility for applying. http://alis.alberta.ca/et/fo/pay/scholarships/info.html?EK=30
Scholarships to American universities and colleges are typically specific to each school and are usually only for one year with the scholarship renewable based on meeting athletic performance criteria. Please consult the coaches of the schools you or your athlete is potentially attending to determine their eligibility for athletic and academic scholarships and bursaries.