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Dinos Athletic Excellence Award program announces $500,000 in scholarships

By Ashton Chugh, September 25 2014 —

The University of Calgary Dinos announced that $500,000 from the Dinos Athletic Excellence Award program will be available to student-athletes in the 2014–15 academic year.

The increase from $250,000 doubles the Dinos’ scholarship offering from 2013–14. Combined with the Jimmie Condon athletic scholarships funded by the Government of Alberta, this brings the total financial aid available to student athletes at the University of Calgary to $1.5 million.

The Dinos Athletic Excellence Awards leverage community donations with $250,000 in base funding from the University of Calgary. Dru Marshall, provost and vice president academic of the University of Calgary, announced funding for the program in early April.

In the months that followed, Dinos coaches and fundraising staff worked to raise the $250,000 from the community to match the university’s contribution.

Student-athletes can receive athletic-related financial aid to cover their tuition and mandatory fees under Canadian Interuniversity Sport regulations.

The University of Calgary has teams in 19 varsity sports and nine competitive club sports, with more than 600 student-athletes representing the Dinos each year.

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