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November 18/15 16:42 pm - Applications Open for 2016 Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes

Posted by Editor on 11/18/15

Applications for the 2016 Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund are now available!

In keeping with their commitment to amateur sport in Canada, Investors Group is once again offering $5,000 each to 20 of our country's high performance athletes to assist with costs of training and competition. Since the program's inception in 2000, the Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund has provided Canadian athletes with $1,600,000.

This bursary fund is open to any Active Senior National Team Athlete who:

• Is deemed eligible and in good standing by the appropriate National Sport Federation representing the sport. This includes Olympic, Paralympic, Pan/Parapan American, Commonwealth, and senior national team athletes competing at the senior World Championship level;
• Is a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant permanently residing in Canada;
• Is committed to training and competing for Canada as a member of the senior national team;
• Has a gross income, from all sources in the preceding year of less than $50,000. Athletes with an income greater than $50,000 annually, who demonstrate financial need, may also be eligible.

*This bursary is available twice to each athlete during their athletic career.
**NCAA athletes should check with their school's NCAA Bylaw Compliance Officer to confirm if they are eligible.

Selection Committee
The selection committee will be comprised of five members including a current and/or past representative of the AthletesCAN Board of Directors, as well as active and/or retired National Team athletes.

Application Process
Athletes must complete a Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund Application form for activities in the 2015 calendar year and submit the form to AthletesCAN.

Deadline to Apply: Friday, February 12, 2016

Application Form and Information

Selection Process
AthletesCAN will receive and administer all applications for the Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund. A short list of applications will be provided to the selection committee, who will determine the final twenty recipients based upon, but not solely limited to, the following criteria. The percentage of value is listed in parentheses after the criteria:

• Athletic Achievement (40%)
• Financial Need (30%)
• Community Involvement (30%)

* Maximum one male and one female from both able bodied and disabled senior national teams in each sport will be selected for the top 20 bursary recipients. This does not preclude more than one athlete of either gender from applying.


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