Children, Seniors and Social Development

2019 Athletic Excellence Fund

The deadline for applications for the 2019 Athletic Excellence Fund has passed. Applications for the 2020 Athletic Excellence Fund will be released in December 2019.

The Athletic Excellence Fund (AEF) recognizes athletic and academic excellence of the province's top athletes. Supported by the Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development (CSSD) and Sport Newfoundland and Labrador (Sport NL), the AEF includes the Premier's Athletic Awards, Team Gushue Awards, Elite Athlete Assistance Program, and Sport NL Scholarships.

Premier's Athletic Awards
The Premier's Athletic Award recognizes athletic excellence and provides financial support to help offset costs incurred through training and competition.

Team Gushue Award
The Team Gushue Award was established in 2007 in recognition of Team Gushue’s gold medal victory at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games. The award recognizes academic and athletic excellence and is presented to one male and one female athlete annually.

Elite Athlete Assistance
The Elite Athlete Assistance program recognizes athletic excellence and provides financial support to help offset costs incurred through training and competition for high performance athletes from Newfoundland and Labrador who have been selected to a National Team.

Sport NL Scholarship
The Sport Newfoundland and Labrador Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to qualifying amateur athletes, coaches and or officials to help offset the costs of training and competition.

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