CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —
The Group Basis of P.E.I. introduced the Jacob Simmons Sports activities Scholarship on Wednesday.
The endowment fund was established by household and associates of the muse in honour of Simmons, an avid athlete from Belfast. The 27-year-old Simmons was killed by an impaired driver whereas biking on June 12, 2020.
“Jacob had a lot extra life to dwell and to offer, however an impaired driver ended that,” stated his mom, Brenda Simmons, in a information launch Wednesday.
“This scholarship is a vital legacy for our household and associates to recollect and honour Jacob, and to assist different Island college students obtain their desires.
“The Group Basis has been the best group to assist us set up the scholarship in Jacob’s reminiscence. We thank all those that donated and continued to donate to make the scholarship attainable.”
The Jacob Simmons Sports activities Scholarship Fund will present an annual scholarship for a graduating Prince Edward Island highschool scholar who’s attending a post-secondary establishment within the fall. For 2021, the scholarship might be valued at $2,500.
This graduating scholar ought to possess management qualities and contribute to his/her neighborhood in addition to have demonstrated potential to permit him/her to succeed academically in post-secondary research. Purposes have to be accompanied by a private assertion of as much as 750 phrases that describes why the scholar feels they’d be an applicable recipient of the scholarship. As well as, as a result of method during which Simmons died, candidates are requested to incorporate two recommendations on how impaired driving might be lowered or eradicated in P.E.I.
“We’re proud to host this scholarship in honour of a very particular individual that touched the lives of many in a brief time frame,” stated Kent Hudson, government director of the Group Basis of P.E.I. “Our position is to offer steerage to the household in establishing the endowment fund so that it’s going to present an annual scholarship in perpetuity.”
Simmons participated in lots of sports activities all through his life, together with basketball, soccer, volleyball, rugby, soccer, observe and area, wrestling, operating and biking. He represented P.E.I. on provincial basketball and soccer groups, and was invited to check out for the nationwide males’s under-17 basketball crew. He was additionally the 2019 P.E.I. Roadrunners’ male runner of the yr.
He additionally had a variety of pursuits exterior of sports activities, together with chess, studying, music, journey, heritage and other people. He labored along with his father within the household agricultural tile drainage enterprise and on their household farm in Level Prim.
Purposes are being accepted now and college students can apply at www.cfpei.ca. The appliance deadline is Might 1.