2017 MainPower Youth Sport Scholarship Application
Relevant Consideration Period - 1st September 2016 - 31st August 2017

Nominations Close: 5pm Friday 15th September 2017

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Information for Applying for a MainPower Youth Sport Scholarship
Ten Youth Sports Scholarships of $2,000 are available to North Canterbury based athletes to assist them in advancing their sporting pursuits. From these 10 Scholarship finalists, a winner and two runners-up will be awarded additional scholarship funding of $5,000 and $2,500 each respectively.

These Scholarships are available to applicants between the ages of 12 and 20 years who (or whose parents / guardians) reside within the MainPower New Zealand Limited network.

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 15th September 2017.

The North Canterbury Sport & Recreation Trust, on behalf of MainPower New Zealand Limited, will appoint an independent judging panel to consider all applications at the end of September and 10 Scholarship finalists will be announced in the Northern Outlook newspaper and on the NCSRT website.

The Scholarship winner and two runners up will be announced at the MainPower North Canterbury Sports Award Dinner on Friday 27th October 2017.

The judging panel’s decision is final.

Please note that any personal information presented in this application will only be used for the purpose of the administration and assessment of the application. Successful applicants will be required, for promotional purposes, to consent to media releases as a condition of acceptance. Information may be released if required under the Official Information Act.

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE SCHOLARSHIPS?
The aim of the Scholarships is to assist local sporting talent to perform to their utmost ability. The Scholarships will provide an obtainable goal for the youth of the region to strive for and initiate a foundation that will breed a regional culture of sporting success and excellence.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Applications may be made by persons who [or whose parents or guardians] reside within the MainPower New Zealand Limited network.

HOW IS THE SCHOLARSHIP ADMINISTERED?
To access their scholarship funds recipients must provide copies of their receipts to the NCSRT for reimbursement. Receipts must be for relevant expenses – eg: travel to tournaments, accommodation at tournaments, training equipment, coaching expenses etc. Please note Scholarships are NOT paid out in a lump sum to finalists and winners. The Scholarship Administrator will contact Scholarship recipients on a regular basis for progress reports.

HOW LONG IS IT FOR?
One year starting from the date of the MainPower North Canterbury Sports Awards event, though there is some flexibility within this if key tournaments/expenses don’t fall within that year.

WHAT ARE THE SELECTION CRITERIA?
In awarding a Scholarship, the following factors will be considered:
• Applicants must be between the ages of 12 and 20 as on the last day of the relevant consideration period.
• Applicants must have been selected by their national organisation to represent New Zealand within the relevant consideration period.
• Applicants must have an annual income of $20,000 or less.

WHAT IS THE SELECTION PROCESS?
The successful Scholarship finalists will be chosen by an independent judging panel based on the information provided in this application form and from other sources, including media, who will also choose the overall Scholarship winner and runners up. The panel’s decision is final.

WHO ADMINISTERS THE SCHOLARSHIP?
MainPower New Zealand has commissioned the North Canterbury Sport & Recreation Trust to administer and control all matters related to the MainPower Youth Sports Scholarships.

REFERENCES
Applicants must include at least two references from people who can comment on their personal qualities and/or abilities.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPH
A digital “head and shoulders” photograph must be supplied by email to roliver@sportstrust.org.nz

CRIMINAL OFFENCE
Any prospective applicant who has been convicted of a criminal offence punishable with a prison term is not eligible for this Scholarship.

If you would like more information about the MainPower Youth Sports Scholarships please contact:
Rosie Oliver
Ph: 03 975 5560
Email: roliver@sportstrust.org.nz

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