The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will award two $5,000 scholarships to Indigenous high school students who plan on pursing a post-secondary education and who have a passion for sport, a love for football, and a commitment to balance between sports and academics.
The 2019 Jack Jacobs Scholarship is now open for nominations. Deadline is Oct. 18.
The award was created in the memory of Jack Jacobs, legendary quarterback who played for the Bombers from 1950 to 1954. Jacobs, a Muscogee (Creek) Indigenous person is a member of both the Canadian Football Hall of Fame (1963) and the Winnipeg Football Club Hall of Fame (1984).
The scholarships are awarded in partnership with Eagle Vision and ICF Films.
“We are thrilled to once again offer this great opportunity to deserving student athletes for the third year and would like to thank Eagle Vision for their support with this scholarship,” said Wade Miller, President & CEO of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
“Eagle Vision is once again excited to support the Jack Jacobs scholarship, and we are proud of the previous recipients.” said Lisa Meeches, Partner, Eagle Vision.
The scholarships will be presented to the recipients during the Oct. 25 home game as the Bombers host the Calgary Stampeders in their final regular season game.
Consideration to applicants across Canada, said a spokesperson with the Blue Bombers.
For more information, or for an application please head to www.bluebombers.com/jack-jacobs.scholarship.