2017 Atlantic Bursary Program

2017 marks the eleventh consecutive year that Standardbred Canada and the Atlantic provinces have partnered to offer the Atlantic Provinces Bursary Program. This project could award up to five students in the Atlantic Provinces bursaries towards their post secondary education this year.

If you are a student residing in the Atlantic Provinces and attending a post secondary institution (trade school, community college or university this fall), this is an opportunity that could help you pay for your tuition.

The bursaries will be awarded based on participation in the industry, academics and financial need. Applicants will be required to submit a typewritten essay on one of the following topics:

  1. What unique ways can Standardbred Canada and the host tracks promote the WDC events to the general public in 2017?                      
  2. How can racetracks/associations celebrate the 250th anniversary of horse racing at their track or in their community in 2017?

Applicants must be Canadian citizens and be a child or spouse of an active Standardbred Canada member or an SC member themselves. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a post secondary institution as of September 1, 2017.   Past recipients of the Atlantic Bursary are not eligible and students pursuing graduate degrees are not eligible.

A maximum of five bursaries worth up to $1,000 each will be awarded. Applications are available now and must be received at Standardbred Canada by June 26, 2017.

The successful applicants will be announced in early July.

This program is supported and funded by various organizations from the Atlantic provinces and Standardbred Canada. Partners from the Atlantic Provinces include the Nova Scotia Harness Racing Industry Association, Prince Edward Island Harness Racing Industry Association, and the ‘Stretch Drive Fund,’ a fund created by the Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission’s Race Officials.

Presentations to the successful applicants will be made during Atlantic Grand Circuit Week at Truro Raceway and Old Home Week at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park. For a bursary application, email kwvlaar@standardbredcanada.ca