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Elijah Kerslake Skateboard Scholarship

The Elijah Kerslake Skateboard Scholarship exists to break down barriers to accessing skateboarding. This scholarship makes skateboarding accessible to youth from low-income families, Indigenous youth, Newcomers (immigrant or refugee), 2SLGBTQ skaters, and those facing other barriers to access.
Applications are accepted primarily on a basis of financial need and are also open to youth homes, recovery centres, rural Indigenous communities and youth organizations interested in starting skateboard programs. They are also considered for individuals aged 18-30 experiencing acute life circumstances like homelessness, disability, addiction, or other challenges.

Who Can Apply?

Individuals aged 4 - 18 who are: Indigenous / Metis, Newcomer Canadian (Immigrant or Refugee), Trans or 2SLGBTQIA. Parents experiencing job loss, significant financial disparity, disability, or other extenuating circumstances. You or your family must be experiencing financial difficulty to apply. ​ You may apply on behalf of someone else. Let us know the situation, and we will do what we can to help.

What's Included?

Accepted applicants of the Elijah Kerslake Skateboard Scholarship receive a complete skateboard and the opportunity to attend our programming for free or on a pay-what-you-can basis. Eligible applicants have the opportunity to continue to receive gear on an ongoing basis: decks, trucks, wheels, bearings, and shoes when they wear out.


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