For the past 7 years, the Sandra Schmirler Foundation has awarded $5,000 Scholarships to 6 deserving junior curlers. We are proud to announce that the 2020 Spirit of Sandra Scholarship application information is now available on ourwebsite.
The Spirit of Sandra Junior Curling Scholarship is intended for young athletes who curl competitively while pursuing a post-secondary education. Recipients must be 20 years of age or under as of June 30, 2020 and therefore eligible to compete as a junior curler.
In addition to financial support provided by these Scholarships, successful applicants are mentored by champion curlers, who volunteer their time to help these young curlers throughout the season. The Scholars get together in the summer to discuss their goals and dreams, meet a champion curler or two and get to know one another.
Spirit of Sandra Scholars develop life skills that are needed to succeed now and in the future. They are wonderful ambassadors for the Sandra Schmirler Foundation and are dedicated to growing Sandra’s legacy.
“The Sandra Schmirler Foundation has not only allowed me to pursue my academic and curling careers but has also provided the amazing opportunity to bring my curling community closer together in support of an amazing cause. I will always treasure the connections and memories I have made with the Sandra Schmirler Foundation as they have changed my life for the better!” Megan Daniels – Delta, BC
Every year, each Scholar organizes a fundraising event, in their community, with the proceeds going to the Sandra Schmirler Foundation. In May, the Scholars will review several grant requests for life-saving equipment from hospitals across Canada. Together, they will choose the recipient of this grant and nominate one of their group to phone the Development Officer at that Hospital Foundation to inform them that they have been chosen as the grant recipient by the Spirit of Sandra Scholars.
We need your help to ensure that other junior curlers have the same opportunity to experience the thrill of working with champion curlers, of making new friends, learning the joy in fundraising and being part of a team that is committed to ensuring that Sandra’s legacy continues to grow.