PURPOSE OF SCHOLARSHIP
In tribute to Rick’s life, the Crisis Centre is offering the Rick Blight Leadership in Action Scholarship for Athletes as a means to recognize the presence of mental wellness within athletics. Athleticism has the potential to be incredibly life promoting. It can also be competitive and prioritize physical wellness at the expense of mental and emotional well-being. The Rick Blight Scholarship seeks to recognize athletes who have demonstrated both a dedication to leadership in their sport and an ongoing investment in their personal mental wellness and/or that of their sports team or community.
- A leader in your personal mental wellness and/or that of your sports team, or community;
- Demonstrating a dedication to your sport; and
- Currently enrolled in Grade 12 at a Lower Mainland/Sea-to-Sky Corridor high school.
Five scholarships valued at $1,000 will be awarded. Award recipient will be asked to attend the Crisis Centre’s Annual General Meeting in East Vancouver in May 2018 to receive their scholarship. Recipient(s) may be asked to film a short video, provide a sound bite, or write a testimonial/blog post with us to raise awareness of the scholarship program and to highlight their contributions to mental wellness.
Deadline for applications is Friday March 2, 2018 at 5pm.