Manitoba Foundation for Sports – Milt Stegall Scholarship

Sport Manitoba is pleased to advise potential recipients that application for Manitoba Foundation for Sports Scholarships including the recently created Milt Stegall Scholarships are now available online on the Sport Manitoba website.

Manitoba Foundation for Sport Scholarships are awarded to graduating high school students entering a post secondary institution and to students in their second or subsequent year in a post secondary institution. The top applicant in each category will be awarded the Manitoba Foundation for Sports Milt Stegall Scholarship.

In recognition of the Winnipeg Blue Bomber receiver’s contributions to the community, The Province of Manitoba, Sport Manitoba and the Manitoba Foundation for Sports will provide a scholarship of $1,000 to a graduating high school student entering a post secondary institution and $2,000 to a student in their second or subsequent year in a post secondary institution in the name of Stegall, who is the Canadian Football League’s all-time leader for touchdowns.

The number of other scholarship amounts will be dependent on annual funds available for distribution.

The Manitoba Foundation for Sports scholarship program administrated by Sport Manitoba was established to support young athletes of Sport Manitoba partners, who continue to participate in amateur sport while pursuing a post secondary education on a full time basis. The Manitoba Foundation for Sports Scholarship Program was established in 1992. The Foundation has since awarded 880 scholarships totaling $683,417.

The program’s emphasis is placed on athletes who have competed at the provincial level or higher during 2007, and who have maintained a high level of academic standing, while showing a commitment to amateur sport through their involvement in coaching, officiating and volunteer activities. The number of scholarships awarded annually will vary, based on the number of applicants and the funds available for distribution. Preference will be given to athletes attending university or college in Manitoba and enrolled in a related field, pursing a career in sport.

Ian Carmichael Award

Ian Carmichael was a competitive skater in Manitoba who progressed into the judging ranks following his skating career.  Dedicated to the sport he loved, he soon advanced to the Gold Test level and traveled the province, judging competitions and tests.  A dentist by profession, Ian was always concerned with self improvement and continued to study and upgrade, both professionally and within the sport until just prior to his tragic death in 1992.
Ian made a most generous bequest to the Manitoba Section, Skate Canada.  The Board of Directors recommended that a monetary Award be made annually using the interest from this money. The recipient should be an individual who is showing commitment and dedication, both to the sport of figure skating and to further education.
The Recipient should be:
1) A skater or ex-skater in any discipline between the ages of 16 and 25 years, who has achieved at least their STAR 5 Skating Skills, STAR 5 Free Skate (Junior Bronze Free), STAR 5 Dances (Junior Bronze Dance).
2) Is continuing in the sport as either a judge, data specialist or coach and has attained any of the following minimum levels:
a) Judge, Evaluator, Technical Team Member
b) Data Specialist – Level I Data Specialist
c) Coach – Regional Coach
3) Is currently attending and is seriously pursuing a post secondary education (at least 3 credits).
4) Has contributed significantly to the sport of figure skating in Manitoba for at least two years.
Nominations may come from any member of the Manitoba Section, Board of Directors or Skate Canada member clubs.
Application: See Achievement Awards under Clubs

Sport Manitoba Scholarships 

To view the listing of available scholarships through Sport Manitoba, please head over to their website.  Please note applications for 2020-21 have closed.

Athlete Assistance Grant

Helps athletes who are on the performance pathway with financial assistance for support services such as strength & conditioning training, nutrition planning, etc.