Although not as numerous as our neighbours south of the border, fencing offers some fantastic funding opportunities for students of all ages. Please check back often for news and updates!
Queen’s University Athletic Scholarship
For more information on the First Year Athletic Financial Award at Queen’s University, please see the news bulletin HERE>>.
Brock Badgers Athletic Financial Awards
The Brock varsity fencing team in association with Brock University Athletics are pleased to offer athletic financial awards to qualified male and/or female athletes with incoming averages of 80% or greater. Two award types are currently being offered, one-time first year entrance awards and on-going 4 year awards. For more information, please see the document HERE>>.
The Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) in Kingston offers a fully subsidized education with a monthly salary to qualified student athletes. Our fencing program features a state-of-the art facility with 14 pistes, 2 video replay systems, in addition to a dedicated strength and conditioning area, and is led by a full-time coach. For more information, please contact Head Coach Patricia Howes.
True Sport Foundation: Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Fund
This national sport studies scholarship is intended to stimulate thoughtful examination of values-based and ethical sport.
It was established in 2014 by Lyle Makosky to help support the work of the True Sport Foundation (TSF) and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport. The fund’s capital is held and invested by the Community Foundation of Ottawa and annual earnings are used by the TSF to support financial awards in the area of values and ethics in sport with the intent to support:
- The critical examination of and an open dialogue on the compelling values-based and ethical challenges in today’s sport;
- Protecting and enhancing the quality and value of the sport experience from ethical threats;
- Ensuring the integrity of the conduct of sport; and
- Watching over the values, ethical codes, and principles on which sport is founded.
Financial awards to support the critical study of sport will be granted annually to applicants who meet the criteria in these categories:
- High-performance athletes enrolled at a Canadian university, community college or other post-secondary educational institution. High-performance athlete refers to athletes who are any of the following: international team members, national team members, carded athletes, university varsity team members, competitive club athletes reaching national championships level, etc. Student-athlete candidates require a minimum 70 per cent academic average at the time of application.
- Post-secondary students active in sport at a non-high-performance level.
- Sport practitioners active/working in sport as a high-performance coach, official or administrator.
- Educators working in a sport, sports sciences, or sport management/administration or other applicable discipline.
For more information and to apply, please follow the link HERE>>.
The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sports and Physical Activity offers a number of grants through their WISE, Women in Leadership, and Breakthrough Award funds. Please visit the CAAWS Grants and Recognition page for more details.