Inspiring Excellence Scholarship
Impacting the Lives of Student Athletes
From left to right: Lindsay Delmar, Jessica Groeneveld and Morgan Bird
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 2013 Scholarship Winners:
ARC is pleased to introduce Lindsay Delmar
Degree: Bachelor of Health Sciences, University of Calgary
Lindsay is a two time National Champion swimmer in the 400-metre freestyle and a National Champion in the 200-metre freestyle. Her goal is to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lindsay is completing her Bachelor of Health Sciences at the University of Calgary with the hope of becoming a doctor. Lindsay is an active volunteer who spends time each week at the maternity ward at the Rockyview Hospital.
ARC is pleased to introduce Jessica Groeneveld
Sport: Slalom Kayaking
Degree: Kinesiology, University of Calgary
Jessica is a 2013 Pan American Champion in slalom kayak and is Canada’s top female kayaker. She currently has her sights set on the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A student at the University of Calgary, she is studying Kinesiology with plans to pursue a Masters degree in Physical Therapy. Jessica is an ambassador for Clean Air Champions and Fast & Female sport groups.
ARC is pleased to introduce Morgan Bird
Sport: Paralympic Swimming
Degree: Child Studies, Mount Royal University
Morgan participated in the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. In her time at the games she reached the finals in three of her four individual events including a fourth place finish in the 400-metre freestyle. Morgan is currently a student at Mount Royal University, where she is majoring in Child Studies. An avid volunteer, she regularly gives her time to the Alberta Children’s Hospital, and has traveled to Tanzania on a mission trip to help build a school.