Inspiring Excellence Scholarship
Impacting the Lives of Student Athletes
2014 scholarship recipients from left to right: Jasmine Mian, Monique Sullivan and Dan Carruthers
For high-level student athletes the costs associated with tuition, travel, equipment and housing can often represent huge financial barriers. Together with the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary, ARC has created the ARC Resources Inspiring Excellence Scholarship. The objective of the scholarship is to lower financial barriers and enable student athletes to reach their full potential while continuing to be strong members of the community.
Each year a $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to selected Olympic hopefuls who are enrolled at a post-secondary institution. The scholarship is unique in that the recipients are chosen based on both academic merit and athletic achievements. ARC’s goal is to inspire excellence by enhancing academic and athletic opportunities available to the scholarship recipients.
The Scholarship is an extension of ARC’s Inspiring Excellence Initiative which was developed in partnership with the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary in 2003. Inspiring Excellence embodies ARC’s commitment to culture, work ethic and dedication.
ARC is pleased to introduce the 2014 Scholarship Winners:
ARC is pleased to introduce Jasmine Mian
Degree: Honours BA in Psychology, Brock University
MSc Candidate Experimental Psychology, University of Calgary
Originally from Barrie, Ontario, Jasmine moved to Calgary to further pursue her academic and athletic goals by training at the National Training Centre and attending the University of Calgary. This past year, Jasmine won her first ever Senior National title and is hoping to represent Canada at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Jasmine is a MSc Candidate in Experimental Psychology at the University of Calgary.
ARC is pleased to introduce Monique Sullivan
Sport: Track Cycling
Degree: BSc, Mechanical Engineering, University of Calgary
Monique is a Canadian cyclist born and raised in Calgary. She competed at the 2012 London Olympics where she placed sixth in the Keirin race. She is a three time Pan Am champion and after taking time off to focus on school, is now training for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Monique is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Calgary.
ARC is pleased to introduce Dan Carruthers
Sport: Speed Skater
Degree: BSc, Civil Engineering, University of Calgary
Dan made the move from the Cambridge Speed Skating Club to Calgary to train in the High Performance Olympic Oval Program. Dan was invited to train with Speed Skate Canada’s training team over the summer; an opportunity usually reserved for nationally carded athletes. Originally a hockey player, he made the switch to speed skating after a summer spent improving his skating skills at a local inline skating club. Dan is a student at the University of Calgary and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.