Scholarship Information

Founded 1999,The Hec Gervais Academic & Curling Scholarship fund was put in place to honour Hec Gervais, and his accomplishments in the sport of curling, his community, his country, and throughout the curling world. Hec believed in a strong education, competitiveness, and community leadership. This fund has been established to reflect these values.

Why is there a Scholarship Foundation?
The Foundation provides young curlers with the financial opportunity to further expand and refine their curling abilities and accomplishments. This fund is made possible through the cooperation of all the governing curling bodies in the Province of Alberta and friends of curlers everywhere.

Who is eligible to apply?
Curlers who are 20 years of age or under as of December 31 in the year of application may apply for the grants. Curlers who are attending high school or post-secondary education are encouraged to apply. For more specific information refer to the Selection Criteria

How do I apply?
In order to apply, you must complete all sections of the application form and submit it online, including transcript of marks and a maximum of 3 references.

When do the applications have to be sent in?
Applications must be received no later than March 31. Please select the appropriate curling body on the application to submit your application to.

When are the recipients chosen?
The Hec Gervais Academic & Curling Scholarship winners will be chosen by the Board of Directors in April of each year.

Who do I contact for any additional information?
Please contact your Governing Curling Association with any questions or concerns.

Hec Gervais Academic & Curling Scholarship Foundation Criteria:

Curling Criteria

Must have competed in Junior Men or Women, ICS, Juvenile, High School, Winter Games, or Mixed competitions.
Must have illustrated above average interest, skill, dedication, and sportsmanship to, and promotion of curling.
Must be a member in good standing with the applicable Governing Curling Body.
Recipients must be actively curling the same year that they win the award.

Other Criteria
Must be age 20 or less as of December 31 in the year of application.
Must be striving to achieve gainful life skills consistent with the sportsmanship and philosophy of the curling fraternity.
Must be a valued contributing member of a curling club, school and/or community.
Application forms are to be submitted to the governing curling body for your area no later than March 31st. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
The number of awards and value of each will be determined by the Hec Gervais Academic and Curling Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors.

Amount of Scholarship
Amount of scholarships will be determined by interest rates and amount of monies or donations to the fund. Until otherwise noted, the Foundation will award three scholarships in Alberta, in the amount of $3000 each. There may also be additional funds paid out to junior teams representing their province at the National Level. These amounts will be determined on an annual basis.

Results to Date
74 recipients of the scholarship
Total scholarships paid out to and including 2013 is $133,000
Only one recipient did not attend secondary education. All others are either continuing their education or have graduated from their chosen career.

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