The Positive Coaching Alliance recently announced the creation of its Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship Program to the Boston area.
The national non-profit is awarding scholarships nationwide thanks to a $100,000 donation from Deloitte, which began funding the program in 2008 along with Thrive Foundation for Youth.
High school juniors in the class of 2013 from the counties of Bristol, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth and Suffolk can apply for scholarships through June 30.
“We are pleased to bring the PCA Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship program to Boston,” William Bacic, New England managing partner for Deloitte, said. “A key focus of Deloitte’s community involvement initiative is the issue of education and we are passionate about helping nonprofits motivate and prepare our youth for positive futures. By rewarding student athletes for hard work and instilling an ethical approach to competition, PCA helps set students up for success.”
Scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who can demonstrate that they are improving themselves, their teammates and their sport.
For more information visit: www.positivecoach.org/our-programs/triple-impact-competitor-scholarships/.
Scholarship winners will be announced in the fall.
“The power of the Triple-Impact Competitor model is hard to overestimate,” said Positive Coaching Alliance Founder Jim Thompson said. “We are delighted that Deloitte continues to expand its support of this program, from the pilot in the San Francisco Bay Area to now running this program in seven of the largest metro areas in the U.S."
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