Dinos players now have more to play for after the University of Calgary announced the new Dinos Athletic Excellence Award program for the 2014–15 academic year.
The new program will invest up to $250,000 in athletic scholarships. Combined with the Jimmie Condon scholarship, the Dinos will distribute up to $1.5 million in athletic scholarships every year.
In a statement at the 47th Night of the Dino banquet, provost and vice-president academic Dru Marshall said that the extra funding will be an attractive incentive for top athletes to attend the U of C.
“At the University of Calgary, we have a rich history of success and we need to be well-positioned to continue to attract the very best student- athletes to our campus,” Marshall said.
Administration hopes to hand out 100 new athletic scholarships with the funding.