Don Walker Memorial Scholarship

The Don Walker Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1000.00 will be awarded annually to a recipient between the ages of 18 and 21 years of age who is currently a full-time student or who is registered in a Canadian Post-Secondary institution. Applicants who are not successful may re-apply in subsequent years but an individual will only be awarded this scholarship once.

Don Walker was a long-time curler, Past President and Life Member of the Calgary Curling Club who gave tirelessly of himself through volunteerism to promote the sport and the Club. The scholarship in his name will be awarded to the recipient who most exemplifies these qualities.

Previous winners have been:
2014 – Jocelyn Peterman & Brittany Tran
2013 – Gregg Hamilton
2012 – Sara Williamson
2011 – Claire Tully
2010 – Michael Ng

Application Criteria

Calgary Curling Club Affiliation:

The applicant or his/her parents must be members in good standing of the Calgary Curling Club or one of its Associate Leagues.

Residence:

The applicant must have proof of residence within a 50 km radius of the City of Calgary proper for a period of 2 years prior to application.

Citizenship:

The applicant must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

Post Secondary Institution Status:

The applicant must provide written proof of full-time attendance and satisfactory academic standing at a Canadian Post Secondary Institution or in the case of High School students, written proof of acceptance to an institution following High School completion. If proof of acceptance is not available at the time of application, it will be required prior to the disbursements of funds.

Volunteerism/Leadership:

The applicant must show proof of their significant involvement in leadership and/or volunteer activities in a not-for-profit organization or community through letters of support from two independent references.

Age Eligibility:

Applicants must show proof of age eligibility and be between the ages of 18 and 21 years as of December 31 in the calendar year of application.

Letters of Reference:

Two letters of reference from independent adults are required to support the applicant’s contributions to a community group or not-for-profit agency through volunteer hours and/or leadership. These letters may not be written by a relative of the applicant.

Personal Letter:

The applicant will provide a 1-2 page letter describing his/her contributions to the community or the sport of curling through volunteerism and why he/she should be considered for this scholarship.

Applications

Deadline for applications is April 15 of the current calendar year. The completed application form with all required documents attached must be submitted to the Calgary Curling Club prior to the application deadline.

Applications will be reviewed and selections made by the committee and the successful applicant will be notified. Presentation of the scholarship will take place annually at the Calgary Curling Club Past Presidents’ Dinner in May.

Please contact the Calgary Curling Club office for more information regarding this scholarship or to donate to the fund.

Click here to download the information and application form.