+1 867 446 4527 5007 - 50 Avenue (W.H. Bromley Building)
P.O. Box 1620
Yellowknife, NT
X1A 2P2
CRA # 88910 1978 RR 0001

Mary Beth Miller Memorial Scholarship

The Mary Beth Miller Memorial Fund was established to support individuals or organizations who are interested in pursuing / developing sport excellence in cross-country skiing, biathlon, mountain biking, speed skating, canoeing or kayaking. For individuals, grants may be used to purchase equipment, assist with travel costs, purchase coaching or technical services or to attend a leadership training event. For organizations, grants may be used to sponsor a training event for young leaders involved in one of the above named sports or sponsor a special event that will enhance the development of athletes, especially through non-conventional, creative training activities.

Prerequisites

To be eligible, individual applicants must be pursuing sport excellence in cross-country skiing, biathlon, mountain biking, speed skating, canoeing or kayaking. They must also have resided in the NWT for at least two years. Organizations that apply must be a member of a territorial sport organization responsible for one of the sports referenced above.

Review

Factors taken into consideration in reviewing grant applications from individuals include: enthusiasm, exuberance, friendliness, spirit, determination, love and respect for family, encouragement of others and giving back to the community. Factors taken into consideration in reviewing grant applications from organizations include: the practicality of the application and its potential to train young leaders involved in one of the above-named sports or enhance the development of athletes, especially through non-conventional, creative training activities.

Applications

The deadline for applications is May 15 of each year. Applications must include a written essay of at least 500 words on:

  1. Why the individual is applying for the grant;
  2. What sport/leadership activities they have been involved with
  3. How the grant will contribute to them achieving their career goals.

Applications must also include a letter of reference from a recognized sport organization or another source acceptable to the Yellowknife Community Foundation that can also verify the residency requirement.

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Past recipients

2017 Nicolas Bennett
2016 Folk on the Rocks
2016 YK Ski Club
2015 Donny Boake
2014 Hannah Clark
2013 Hannah Clark
2012 Hannah Clark
2011 John Blyth
2010 Denise Ramsden and Andrew Matthews
2009 Jill Gilday
2008 Jill Gilday
2007 Andrew Matthews
2006 Brendan Green and Jill Gilday
2005 Michael Gilday
2004 Thomsen D'Hont
2003 No award
2002 Lindsay Bolivar
2001 Lindsay Bolivar