The PCA Personal Development Scholarship — 2014

Following the success of the 2013 inaugural PCA Personal Development Scholarship, the PCA is looking forward to more members taking up the challenge in 2014. The application process is now open and an application form can be downloaded below

The Professional Cricketers' Association (PCA) wishes to reward the most proactive member, past or present, on or off the pitch, throughout the coming calendar year. This follows the announcement in 2013 of the PCA having spent over £1m on membership educational grants over the last decade.

The Scholarship initiative also seeks to incentivise past members who have moved on to new career pathways, as well as encouraging current cricketers to think and plan away from the pitch when time allows, especially during winter months.

The winner will take home £3,000 or the equivalent for personal development course funding, resources of their choice, or to reimburse costs already incurred. Two runners up will receive £1,000 each, or the equivalent in course funding, or reimbursement.

Judging criteria

  • Development course/s undertaken and qualifications attained
  • Cricketing development — where relevant
  • Work placement/s undertaken
  • Community work undertaken
  • Willingness to embrace charitable initiatives
  • How they would use the additional scholarship award

Entering

For more information, or to put yourself forward, please email Ian Thomas - ithomas@thepca.co.uk  or your regional Personal Development Manager with your application form by the 28th November 2014, including details about your year of development in as much depth as possible on the application form. 

A shortlist of candidates will be asked to present in early January and the winners will be announced in February 2015.