Judy Seddon Memorial Award

The Judy Seddon Memorial Award is open for applications from May 1st to July 15th. This $2000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a young woman who is involved in rugby in Alberta as an athlete, referee, coach or volunteer, selected on the basis of community service and academics, who is or will be enrolled in a post-secondary institution. Visit https://canadianrugbyfoundation.ca/index.php/judy-seddon-memorial-scholarship/ for details.

A current female student who is:

  1. Involved in the sport of rugby as a player, coach, administrator, volunteer or referee.
  2. Enrolled in a full-time degree (graduate or undergraduate), diploma or certificate program at a Canadian college or university for the academic year commencing in the year in which the scholarship is granted. Students commencing their studies in the Fall are eligible.
General Guidelines

  1. Unsuccessful applicants may reapply in a subsequent year.
  2. Successful recipients may not apply again.
  3. The scholarship is conditional upon the acceptance and continuance in the educational program of the applicant’s choice. Verification of acceptance will be required.
  4. The award recipient must agree to have her name and photograph publicized. Judy Seddon’s family may wish to personally award the scholarship if feasible.

Application Procedures

Applications open May 1st and close July 15th. The successful applicant will be notified by July 31st. Only the winner will be notified.

An application can be submitted to judyseddonmemorialscholarship@gmail.com with the following information:

  1. Applicant’s full name, date of birth, address, phone number and e-mail address.
  2. Name, address, program and year of study for the educational institution you will be attending in the fall.
  3. A 250 word letter, describing why you would be a worthy recipient of the Judy Seddon Memorial Scholarship. Include your contribution to the rugby community, other volunteer activities, your academic achievements, your most important accomplishments and your future goals.
  4. Two letters of reference (PDF files please).
  5. Name and contact information (phone and e-mail address) for the individuals who provided the two letters of reference.

Grant Resources

The Edmonton Rugby Union is proud to provide this resource list of grants that can provide financial support to the rugby community.

Coaching Development Support

  • Evans Grant for Coaching Development 2022

Connect with your local chapter for fee assistance applications. Eligible KidSport funding is issued to the rugby club.

Investing in the future of Canadian Rugby

Referee Development Bursary

  • Presented annually by the ERURS

  • Matching funds of $500 from the ERU and ERURS

  • Email edmontonrugbyreferees@gmail.com for more information

  • To be eligible for the $1,000 bursary, a candidate must:

    • be a current, active member of the ERURS
    • be a certified referee
    • be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institute
    • recognized by the ERURS as a suitable recipient of the bursary