ACAYB Application Procedure- 2017
Thank you for your interest in the ACAY bursary! This program is designed to support youth reach their climbing goals!
The scholarships available will be announced by June 1st 2017.
DEADLINE for submission is June 15th 2017. Recipients will be announced by July 1st 2017.
For now, here's what we plan to be able to offer:
ACA Youth attending Worlds Scholarship
Who can apply?
All ACA registered youth who have qualified to compete at an international level event in 2016 can apply for these scholarships (3 scholarships available of $1000). These scholarships are designed to help support youth with travel / accommodation costs for international events. Selection criteria for these scholarships will be weighted evenly between all aspects of the application (see application procedure below).
Outstanding youth in the ACA Community Scholarship
Who can apply?
All ACA registered youth who have been competing in 2016. This scholarship is designed to assist outstanding youth climbers reach their climbing potential by offering assistance for travel or the purchase of climbing equipment. Selection criteria for these scholarships will be heavily weighted on the individual’s involvement in the climbing community. There are two scholarships available for $500 each.
Please submit a one to two-page application letter that includes the following:
- Name, age, contact info (email, phone, address).
- Scholarship you wish to apply for.
- Brief introduction of yourself (interests inside and outside of climbing).
- Brief description of your 2017 climbing season (which competitions did you attend and standings for those competitions). You may also include any notable accomplishments outside of competition climbing (boulder or route climbing sends).
- Brief description of your involvement in the climbing community (Coaching? Volunteering? Working at competitions? Sponsors?).
- Brief description of how this scholarship will help you reach your climbing goals.
A selection committee for the scholarships includes: ACA member George Irwin, National Team Coach Chris Neve, A recipient from the 2016 scholarship initiative and a climbing community member at large.
Please send your application via email to both:
Regan Kennedy and Samantha Li (organizers of the ACAYB) at:
Please include your name and the scholarship for which you are applying in the subject of your email. Your emails / applications will be forwarded by Regan and Sam to the other members of the selection committee. If you have any questions or comments about the application procedure, please feel free to contact either Regan or Sam (or both).
Please note: Recipients of this scholarship are REQUIRED to submit a half page letter of thanks and a photo (in this letter you will thank the sponsors and give a brief description of how you used your scholarship money) to the scholarship committee that will be distributed to all of the sponsors of this event (this is due September 1 2017).
Thank you for your interest in the 2017 ACA youth bursary!!! Best of luck to everyone that is applying!!!!