Pursuit of Excellence - Perky McCullough International Excellence Scholarship

Pursuit of Excellence - Perky McCullough International Excellence Scholarship

The Pursuit of Excellence Committee is committed to investing in Grande Prairie's high performance athletes so they can be the best in the world and proudly represent Canada on the worlds stage.

The Perky McCullough International Excellence Scholarship Fund is designed to support local athletes with the best potential for international success. Committee decisions will be made on the basis of the applicant's ability to meet fund criteria.


Applications must be received prior to the event occurring. Applications received after an event will not be accepted.


  • Athletes must be or have been part of the Grande Prairie Sport Development System.
  • Applications must include letters of support from a coach or mentor from a National Sport Association.
  • Must include an individual goal statement outlining short and long term goals and objectives.
  • Applicants must disclose information about the amount of self help, sponsorship and any other types of assistance.


Two scholarships of $2,500 each are available annually. Applicants are eligible for one scholarship per year.

Deadline for scholarship applications is October 1 of each year.

Reporting Requirements

In order to be eligible for further funding, applicants must complete a Statement of Accountability to report how the Pursuit of Excellence - Perky McCullough International Excellence Scholarship was spent within 90 (ninety) days of completion.


Past Recipients

These athletes have used their funds to attend world events representing Canada and their home town. Some of these names might look familiar:

  • Meagan Cornelssen - Baseball
  • Ryan Sheehan - Gymnast
  • Elizabeth Gustafson - Shooter
  • Alex Bateman - Freestyle Skier
  • Cord Spero - Freestyle Skier
  • Cody Hay - Figure Skater

Contact information:

Administrative Coordinator
Sports Development, Wellness and Culture, City of Grande Prairie
PO Bag 4000 Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6V3 
Phone: 780-538-0453
Email: grants@cityofgp.com