The PCA Personal Development Scholarship

Applications for the 2016 Scholarship awards are now open.

THE AWARD WILL HAVE 3 CATEGORIES FOR THE WINNERS:

  • The Personal Development Newcomer Award (for players making their first achievements in personal development)
  • The Past Player Personal development Award
  • The Current Player Personal Development Award

The winners will take home a significant financial reward that can be used towards the costs of their personal development.  Examples that the award could be used for include, costs incurred, resource costs or course fees.

JUDGING CRITERIA:

The judging panel will assess the shortlisted candidates on varies 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

WHAT CONSTITUTES PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT?

Examples of Personal Development in the last 12 months could include: personal or professional development course/s undertaken and learning/formal qualifications gained, cricketing development (where relevant), work placement(s) undertaken, and involvement in charity or community based work. However, the PCA recognise the broad and individual nature of Personal Development so speak to your regional Personal Development Manager if unsure whether your efforts qualify.

SUBMISSION DETAILS AND DEADLINE:

Applications and CV’s should be emailed to PCA National Lead for Personal Development & Welfare, Ian Thomas ithomas@thepca.co.uk by Fri 27th November 2015.

 

A shortlist will be asked to present on their efforts in January and the winners will be announced in February 2016.

What the 2014 PCA Scholarship Winners said – watch the video below...

The Professional Cricketers' Association (PCA) wishes to reward the most proactive members, past or present.  Throughout each calendar year a large amount of PCA members take part in personal development, the award aims to highlight some of the best examples across the membership. It also highlights the development culture its members adopt with the support from the PCA.

The award has been running since 2013 and has delivered some fantastic personal development ambassadors.