Scholarships & Funding


The Spartans are proud of their athletes; many of whom have been with the Club for many years. Some start as young athletes in the Athlete Development program, graduating up into the Senior program, while others join along the way. Young athletes who have the drive to succeed on the track are also often those who excel in school and continue their education into university, college or technical institutes.

The Spartans support their athletes on and off the track. The Spartans have therefore instituted a Scholarship program to assist their athletes with continuing their training through their post-secondary education.

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 Awards Banquet and Annual General Meeting, held in November.


  • The athlete must be registered for the upcoming year.
  • The athlete must be registered as a student at a post-secondary institution for the upcoming year.
  • The athlete must be in good standing with the Club.
  • An application must have been received (hard copy or electronically) by the Registrar ( between August 1 and October 31stof each year.

The amount awarded to each athlete is determined by a points system with award amounts ranging from $100 to $1,000 per athlete. Points are awarded to each applicant in five areas:

  • Club involvement and longevity– a subjective rating determined by the Scholarship Committee
  • Athletic Performance
  • Provincial Ranking (Athletics Alberta age class), not High School provincials:

The award is credited to the Athlete’s account and may be used for registration fees, training, travel and meet fees.


We provide grants to help cover the costs of registration fees, as well as providing no-cost equipment so that all kids aged 18 and under in Calgary & Area can play a season of sport.

Our chapter accepts applications and administers grants of up to $500 per child/year, for kids who live in Calgary & Area. If you live outside of Calgary & Area please click on the chapter list to find your local chapter. (from the Kidsport website)


Apply for a grant HERE.

The Calgary Spartans will work closely with JumpStart to get the funding directly into your athlete account.


To be eligible for funding for one or more children, families must first meet specific financial criteria as per Revenue Canada’s Low-Income Cut-Offs (LICO) chart. Jumpstart uses the furthest column to the right of the chart for eligibility.

  • Children must fall between the ages of 4 – 18 years old.
  • Funding is allocated to sustained programs that involve a sport or physical activity.
  • Programs should be a minimum of five weeks in duration and include at least one session per week. In the case of sports camps, the program must last at least five consecutive days for consideration.


Apply for assistance HERE. (applications closed until 2024).

The Calgary Spartans will work closely with JumpStart to get the funding directly into your athlete account.


Alberta Athlete Development Program (AADP)
Through direct support and assistance by the Alberta Sport Connection, Athletics Alberta is able to assist Alberta’s top athletes with their future individual training and competition expenses by awarding funding based on individual accomplishments at the Provincial and National levels as well as those performances measured against Athletics Alberta standards.

The philosophy of the program is to fund the top athletes in the province. AADP is a stepping-stone to National Carding. It is hoped that athletes receiving this funding will participate in Athletics Alberta events, such as provincial championships and take part in Athletics Alberta programs, such as Canada Summer Games. (from Athletics Alberta’s website)

AADP grants will be announced December 11, 2023. For more information, please visit the Athletics Alberta website.

To ensure that no athlete stays on the sidelines because of a financial issue, the Calgary Spartans will assist in funding athletes to train and compete. Fundraising opportunities are provided to support athletes, including working bingos, casinos, and other fundraising opportunities.

Athletes may apply for Spartans Athletes Assistance Fund by contacting their Spartan Coach or a member of the Board of Directors and expressing their need for financial assistance for athlete’s involvement in Spartans Track. The onus is on the family or athlete to request Athletes Assistance Funding if circumstances arise that require assistance. 

The Spartans will treat requests and information in a confidential manner limiting review and approval to at least two of the President, Treasurer and Registrar. The Calgary Spartans will work collaboratively with the family to ensure the athlete may train and compete. 

Family commitment is requested to include working bingos and casinos when possible or a volunteer commitment from the parent/family member may be considered in lieu of fundraising.

Please refer to this link for a full copy of our Athlete Assistance Policy.

For all new inquiries, assistance with any of our program selections and athlete orientation please contact the Registrar.

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