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Overview - Perky McCullough International Excellence Scholarship

The Pursuit of Excellence Committee is committed to investing in Grande Prairie's high performance athletes so they can be the best in the world and proudly represent Canada on the worlds stage.

The Perky McCullough International Excellence Scholarship Fund is designed to support local athletes with the best potential for international success. Committee decisions will be made on the basis of the applicant's ability to meet fund criteria.


Download the Perky McCullough International Excellence Scholarship Application and view submission details.


  • Athletes must be or have been part of the Grande Prairie Sport Development System.
  • Applications must include letters of support from Coach/ Mentor, National Sport Association
  • Must include an Individual goal statement outlining short and long term goals and objectives.
  • Applicants must disclose information about the amount of self help, sponsorship and any other types of assistance.


Two scholarships of $2,500 each are available annually. Applicants receiving this scholarship are still eligible for any of the other grants in the same year.

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

Past Recipients

These athletes have used their funds to attend world events representing Canada and their home town. Some of these names might look familiar:

  • Meagan Cornelssen - Baseball
  • Ryan Sheehan - Gymnast
  • Elizabeth Gustafson - Shooter
  • Alex Bateman - Freestyle Skier
  • Cord Spero - Freestyle Skier
  • Cody Hay - Figure Skater


For more information please contact:

Sports Development, Wellness and Culture Information Desk
Phone: 780-830-7090
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Last updated: 9/26/2018 4:04:57 PM