Philosophy The Alberta Federation of Shooting Sports (AFSS) scholarships are for candidates who have demonstrated strong academic performance and a commitment to the sport of shooting through active participation and involvement.
These scholarships are designed to encourage athletes (up to age 25) to maintain their involvement in shooting sports while pursuing post-secondary studies. Two (2) scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded each year. Preference will be given to longtime residents of Alberta.
Eligibility Requirements Enrollment in full time studies (minimum 60% course load) at a recognized post-secondary educational institution for the upcoming academic year. Applicants must have actively participated in events as a registered shooter and must be a member of an AFSS Association.
The AFSS Scholarship is open to all AFSS shooting sport students that are attending a post-secondary educational institution the year the scholarship is awarded. Shooters cannot shoot for any other province’s shooting team and must be a resident of Alberta or attend post-secondary school in Alberta.
Applicants must provide proof of their full-time enrollment for the current academic year (January 1 – December 31) and membership with an AFSS shooting sport association. Funds will not be released until enrollment and membership has been confirmed. Funds will be paid directly to the recipient; 50% of the scholarship will be paid immediately following the selection of scholarship recipients. An Accountability Form, which is included in this application for your reference, must be completed and submitted by June 30th as part of the requirement to receive the remaining 50% of the scholarship.
Application Process Complete the attached application form and submit all required documentation; incomplete applications will not be considered.
Selection Process The Selection Committee will review applications. Selection will be based on demonstrated participation and involvement in shooting and academic achievement. The Selection Committee reserves the right to not award a scholarship if a suitable application is not received.
Decisions of the Selection Committee are final. Funds will be paid directly to the recipient upon receipt of education and or shooting receipts. 50% of funds will be distributed upon being awarded the scholarship and 50% distributed when all criteria is met including receipt of the Final Accountability Form by November 30th.
Deadline Applications must be received no later than December 1 the year of application. Notification will occur by December 10th.