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Overview - Bob Neufeld Scholarship

The Committee will review applications for the award of up to 4 scholarships of $1,000 annually to individuals who are pursuing excellence in their chosen sport(s). Applications can be from individual athletes, volunteer coaches or officials who have a desire to further their expertise in their chosen sport.


Applicants will be eligible to apply for one award in each calendar year.

Deadlines for Scholarship applications are March 1 & Oct. 1 of each year.

Applications will be evaluated following these deadlines and applicants will be advised of the decision within three weeks of the Committee's deliberation.


Applicants for these awards must:

  • Provide an individual goal statement and a history of performance and achievements.
  • Clubs submitting applications on behalf of its members are limited to one applicant per club, per funding deadline
  • Applications must include letters of support from a Coach/Mentor and National Sport Association
    must exhibit excellence in their respective sport
  • Coaching applicants must be volunteers.
  • No more than 4 individuals will be honoured each year

Past Recipients

These athletes have used these funds to improve their standings at the National level. Some of these names may be familiar:

  • Adrien Schadeck, Track & Field
  • Lee Dandefur, Basketball
  • Molly Bouchard, Wrestling
  • Mitchel Cote, Volleyball
  • Danielle Smith, Volleyball
  • Ryan Sheehan - Gymnast
  • Lucas McMahon - Speed Skater
  • Cathy Martinek - Martial Arts
  • Alex Bateman - Freestyle Skier
  • Ryan Schoorlemmer - Speed Skater
  • Ryan Blais - Freestyle Skier
  • Cord Spero - Freestyle Skier
  • Lindsay McCaustlin - Figure Skater


For further information please contact:

By Mail:

Michelle LaRoche
Manager, Dave Barr Community Centre, The Leisure Centre
9535 Prairie Road
Grande Prairie, AB
T8V 6G5

In Person:

Dave Barr Community Centre
9535 Prairie Road
Grande Prairie, AB
T8V 6G5

Phone: (780) 538-0469
Fax: (780) 538-1952

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Last updated: 6/19/2017 3:24:58 PM