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Atlantic Bursary Program Deadline Nears

Published: May 1, 2015 8:31 am ET

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For the ninth consecutive year, Standardbred Canada and the Atlantic provinces are pleased to offer the Atlantic Provinces Bursary Program. This project could award up to five students in the Atlantic Provinces bursaries towards their post secondary education this year.

If you are a student residing in the Atlantic Provinces and attending community college or university this fall, this is an opportunity that could help you pay for your tuition.

The bursaries will be awarded based on participation in the industry, academics and financial need. Applicants will be required to submit a typewritten essay on one of the following topics:

  1. What would be a positive game changer for harness racing?

  2. What type of event would you create at a racetrack to engage youth in harness racing and why?

  3. How would you use social media to promote /generate awareness for harness racing?

Applicants must be Canadian citizens and be a child or spouse of an active Standardbred Canada member or an SC member themselves. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a post secondary institution as of September 1, 2015.

A maximum of five bursaries worth up to $1,000 each will be awarded. Applications are available now and must be completed by June 30, 2015.

The successful applicants will be announced in mid July.

This program is supported and funded by various organizations from the Atlantic provinces and Standardbred Canada. Partners from the Atlantic Provinces include Horse Racing New Brunswick, the Nova Scotia Harness Racing Industry Association, Prince Edward Island Harness Racing Industry Association, and the 'Stretch Drive Fund,' a fund created by the Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission's Race Officials.

Presentations to the successful applicants will be made in August. For a bursary application, email [email protected] or click here.

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