Olympic Oval Athlete Bursary

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Who is investing in your Pathway? What is the eligibility? What is the criteria? 

We wish you the best of luck in your application. 

Olympic Oval Athlete Bursary Fund
The Olympic Oval Athlete Bursary Fund was started in 2005 by Olympic gold medalist and Canadian speed skating legend Catriona Le May Doan. Catriona felt it was important to have a bursary in place that would provide speed skating athletes with assistance in offsetting living and training expenses. The philosophy behind the bursary is to support athletes who consistently demonstrate a high performance mentality, who have a long term commitment to the sport and who are committed members to the Olympic Oval High Performance Pathway.  This bursary directly supports the Olympic Oval’s vision to “…drive the mission of Canadian athlete podium performances.” 

Who is investing in your Pathway?
  • Nick’s Steakhouse & Pizza
  • Edmonton Speed Skating Association
  • Organizing Committee Calgary
  • UCalgary Giving Day Donation Matching Program
  • Individual donors including Olympic Oval Alumni and Staff
  • Stage 2, 3, 4 & neo-senior athletes in the Olympic Oval Elite Pathway
  • Training full time at the Olympic Oval
  • Canadian citizens only
  • Athletes with Sport Canada senior carding are NOT eligible
Assessment Criteria
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Commitment to the Olympic Oval Elite Pathway
  • Coaches’ input
Level of Support
  • Up to $5,000
Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 6, 2020 – applications received after that time will NOT be accepted.  Further, applicants who send incomplete applications will not be considered for the award.   The Olympic Oval Athlete Bursary Committee will review all applications in October and all applicants will be notified regardless of the results by early November. Bursary funds will be paid prior to December 31. Please send completed applications to Stacey Polet ~ ONLY electronic copies will be accepted. Questions can be sent to Stacey Polet: stacey.polet@ucalgary.ca or Catriona Le May Doan: cldoan@shaw.ca 
Please enter your full name

Are you a carded athlete?
Do you receive financial assistance from your family?
Do you receive provincial assistance?
Are you currently receiving any bursaries/awards/scholarships?
Are you working or planning on working this season?
Do you receive any financial help from sponsors?
  • Accomodations
  • Food
  • Utilities
  • Tuition
  • Elithe Athlete Pathway Fees
  • Training Equipment
  • Transportation
  • Phone

One file only.
100 MB limit.
Allowed types: xls, xlsx.

One letter of reference (from employer/teacher/past coach not in the current Oval Pathway)
One file only.
100 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf, doc, docx.
A statement on why you feel you deserve the bursary along with how sport has helped you and how you feel you give back to sport.
One file only.
100 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf, doc, docx.