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Atlantic Bursary Apps Due Today

Published: June 24, 2016 12:09 pm ET

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Standardbred Canada would like to remind all interested parties that the deadline for applications to the 2016 Atlantic Provinces Bursary Program is today (Friday, June 24).

Applications must be postmarked no later than today or emailed.

2016 marks the tenth consecutive year that Standardbred Canada and the Atlantic provinces have partnered 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 unique ways can Standardbred Canada and the host tracks promote the WDC events to the general public in 2017?

  2. How can racetracks celebrate the 250th anniversary of horse racing at their track or in their community in 2017?

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, 2016.

A maximum of five bursaries worth up to $1,000 each will be awarded. Applications are available now and must be completed by June 24, 2016.

The successful applicants will be announced in early July.

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

Presentations to the successful applicants will be made during Governor’s Plate Week in Summerside. For a bursary application, click here.

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