Dee Read Memorial Scholarship – $1,000
At many levels, the Read Family has experienced the determination, focus, and dedication required to compete at the Provincial Ski Team level, with the aspiration of one-day representing Alberta and Canada in international competition. The Dee Read Memorial Scholarship (value $1,000) will be awarded each season to an athlete competing on the Alberta Ski Team with the goal of competing for the Canadian Alpine Ski Team. This scholarship is intended to provide support to those athletes who demonstrate the determination and dedication to aim for the highest level, and who serve as a good role model to younger athletes at the ski club level who are aiming to one day represent Canada.
Criteria: The Read Family Scholarship is available to any athlete named to the Alberta Ski Team and who has shown commitment to qualifying for the Canadian Alpine Ski Team in any combination of alpine disciplines. The athlete is asked to submit:
1) a brief personal summary of their athletic and personal accomplishments as they relate to furthering their ski racing journey onto the national team and
2) current FIS ranking and summary of career highlights.
The funds will be deposited to the athlete’s account held with Alberta Alpine.
Deadline for applications: May 31
All applications are reviewed by an independent Awards and Scholarships Committee. Selected recipients will be notified by e-mail or phone. Successful applicants will be recognized on Alberta Alpine’s website, newsletter and social media. All decisions of the Scholarship Committee are final.
About the Dee Read Memorial Scholarship
Since 1988 the Read Family Scholarships have supported young athletes who show both a passion for the sport and who aspire to represent Canada at the highest level. Dee Read was a Canadian Champion as an athlete (1948 Downhill and Combined) and went on to be a coach, volunteer, official and a dedicated ski racing parent. She was a ground-breaking leader as one of the first female FIS Technical Delegates and served as the Chair of Alberta Alpine and the Board of Alpine Canada. Her commitment reached far beyond her family to influence athletes, parents, coaches and sport administrators right across Canada, who benefited from her knowledge, generosity and warm spirit in lending a firm but insightful hand as a sport leader in Alberta and Canada. In 2001, Dee Read was inducted into the Canadian Ski Hall of Fame as a sport builder. To Dee, it was always about supporting athletes.