CALGARY, AB – The Calgary Flames are excited to announce Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation Scholarships for post-secondary students in rural Alberta from the Flames Foundation for Life. Post-secondary institutes that will offer the scholarships include Red Deer College, Lethbridge College, Lethbridge University and Medicine Hat College. Three students at each institute will be eligible for one of the 12 scholarships. Eligible students must be in the second, third or fourth year of full-time studies, a leader in the community and involved in extracurricular activities.
“Providing scholarships to our student-athletes helps support them to achieve excellence in the classroom and on the ice,” said Sandy Slavin, Executive Director, Sport and Recreation Services/Pronghorn Athletics at U of L. “We appreciate the support from the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation and their donation of three annual scholarships. These scholarships will go a long ways in helping three student-athletes achieve their goals.”
“We value our growing partnership with the Calgary Flames organization. Scholarships benefit our athletes as they strive for excellence in their sport and in their studies and make a significant difference from many perspectives,” said Keith Hansen, Red Deer College Athletic Director. “Scholarships mean more time for classes and more time for practices, games and in the community. The Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation Scholarships help us move towards achieving our goals.”
This rural-area scholarship program compliments the Flames Foundation for Life’s current Harley Hotchkiss Scholarships offered to post-secondary students who are members of the men’s and women’s hockey teams at the University of Calgary, SAIT Polytechnic and Mount Royal University. The successful students are well-rounded athletes who demonstrate leadership on and off the ice.
The Flames Foundation for Life is the charitable arm of the Calgary Flames which directs funds to support education, health and wellness, and grassroots and amateur sport.