| Media Release |
July 10, 2019
Manitoba Student Athletes & Coaches Awarded $19,500 in Sport Scholarships
July 10, 2019 – WINNIPEG, MB – Sport Manitoba announces $19,500 in academic scholarships have been awarded to 15 high school students, five university students, and four Manitoba coaches. The awards included the Manitoba Foundation for Sports Scholarships, Bud Tinsley Sport Leadership Scholarship, Coaching Manitoba Bursaries, and Princess Royal Pan Am Scholarships.
Manitoba Foundation for Sports Scholarships
$500 High School Scholarship Recipients:
Last Name First City/Town University Attending Sport Bartlett Lauren Winnipeg University of Manitoba Basketball Cullen Brianna Beausejour University of Manitoba Curling Duester Victoria Winnipeg University of Manitoba Volleyball Dyck Halle East St. Paul University of Manitoba Ringette Fast Isaak Winnipeg University of Manitoba Volleyball Frost-Hunt Rikki Stonewall University of Manitoba Ringette Gayleard Cam St. Andrews Canadian Mennonite University Volleyball Gundrum Natalie Swan Lake University of Manitoba Athletics Kernaghan Anna Winnipeg University of Winnipeg Basketball Lee Carson Flin Flon University Of Saskatchewan Wrestling Mann Dawson Sanford University of Manitoba Athletics Schwalm Rayna Virden Assiniboine Community College Volleyball Smith Meagan Winnipeg University of Manitoba Ringette Zigic Sasha Winnipeg University of Manitoba Judo
$1000 University Scholarship Recipients:
Last Name First City/Town University Attending Sport Lawrence Madisson Winnipeg University of Manitoba Athletics Orlov Yonatan Winnipeg University of Winnipeg Baton Twirling Ward Hayley West St. Paul University of Manitoba Soccer Zajac Janine Winnipeg University of Manitoba Athletics
Bud Tinsley Sport Leadership Scholarship
Last Name First City/Town University Attending Sport Bartlett Lauren Winnipeg University of Manitoba Basketball
Coaching Manitoba Bursaries
Silvio Sboto Memorial Rural Coach Award:
Last Name First City/Town University Attending Sport Forsyth Erica Swan River University of Winnipeg Gymnastics & Swimming
Graves Kinley Stonewall University of Manitoba Ringette
Jeff Collins Memorial Winnipeg Coach Award:
Last Name First City/Town University Attending Sport Brown Jenna Winnipeg University of Winnipeg Gymnastics
Spiring Dustin Winnipeg University of Manitoba Volleyball
Princess Royal Pan Am Scholarships
Last Name First City/Town University Attending Sport Zacharias Emily Altona University of Manitoba Curling
Last Name First City/Town University Attending Sport Lehmann Matthew Winnipeg University of Manitoba Table Tennis
Sport Manitoba is a not for profit organization and the lead planning, programming and funding agency for the development of amateur sport in Manitoba. Located in the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre, Sport Manitoba partners with over 100 organizations to deliver sport in our province and is responsible for programs including the Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba Hydro, Coaching Manitoba, Team Manitoba, Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, Fit Kids Healthy Kids, and KidSport. Services provided include the Sport Medicine Clinic, Performance Centre, Fitness Centre and Paul Robson Resource Centre for Leadership and Coaching.
The Manitoba Foundation for Sports Scholarship program administered 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.
Bud Tinsley Sport Leadership Scholarship: In memory of Robert (Bud) Tinsley, his family and friends created a $500 scholarship to recognize a Manitoba student athlete who demonstrates similar leadership traits that were attributable to Bud. His numerous awards included: induction into the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Hall of Fame, the CFL Hall of Fame and four time inductee into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. The scholarship recipient is selected from among the Manitoba Foundation for Sport Scholarship recipients, based on the added criteria of leadership.
Princess Royal Pan Am Scholarship Endowment Fund provides financial support for Manitoba’s high performance athletes in their pursuit of excellence at the national and international levels of competition while serving as a tribute to commemorate the Manitoba visit of Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal in 1999. The Princess Royal Pan Am Scholarship awards two (2) scholarships per year valued up to $3,000 each to one male and one female high performance athlete enrolled in a post-secondary institution in Manitoba.
Silvio Sboto Memorial Rural Coach Award: Silvio Sboto was a dedicated and humble man who started learning judo in the late 50s after immigrating to Canada from his native Peru. He resided in Brandon for the last thirty years where he worked at the Seikeikan Judo Club. Silvio was the chair of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) for Judo Canada. Silvio spent 10 years as an NCCP Theory Course Conductor and attained Level 4 NCCP status. He also had his 5th degree black belt and was a national ‘C’ referee in Judo. Recipients of this award receive a $500 bursary to be used toward their 2019-2020 tuition.
Jeff Collins Memorial Winnipeg Coach Award: Jeff Collins’ expertise earned him a reputation as a coach’s coach. Jeff served as head coach and clinician for the Legion Athletic Camps at the International Peach Garden for 32 years. He was the convenor and co-meet director of the MHSAA’s provincial track and field champs from 1984 to 2001. Jeff attained his level 3 NCCP and also worked with world class special needs athletes. In 2003, Jeff was inducted to the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. Recipients of this award receive a $500 bursary to be used toward their 2019-2020 tuition.
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