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ignite CHANGE launches student scholarship

ignite CHANGE will award a $2,000 scholarship to students who need assistance following their passion for making a difference
20220506 Devon Teeple
Devon Teeple

ignite CHANGE, a non-profit community organization that focuses on sports leadership, together with The GM’s Perspective, has announced the launch of its second annual ignite CHANGE scholarship for one deserving student who is passionate about making a difference.

North Bay’s ignite CHANGE is a local non-profit, and the work they do supporting athletes dealing with mental health issues (anxiety, depression, etc.) is recognized across North America says a news release.

"Research highlighting sports leadership and the positive impact it can have on players is something the non-profit has become well known for."

“I’m very excited to share that ignite CHANGE, in conjunction with The GM’s Perspective, will launch the second annual ignite CHANGE Scholarship on July 1, with applications closing on October 31. The winner will be announced in early January 2023. There was such an amazing response last year, and the submissions were phenomenal,” said award-winning entrepreneur and athletic mentor Devon Teeple, ignite CHANGE founder and the author behind The GM’s Perspective.

Students who can apply for the scholarship must be undergraduate from any Canadian or U.S. 4-year institution and must have a 2.75 GPA or better. Along with their resume and a 500-word essay, applicants are also required to submit their Transcript of Records from their current or most recently attended high school, college, or university. They should email all these requirements to or

“I’m thrilled to announce that 25% of the scholarship or $500 will be available to the recipient to donate to a charity/non-profit/community organization of their choice. Supporting each other helps all of us maximize our potential and that of others too,” said Teeple.

A select committee will review all completed applications, and ignite CHANGE will announce the scholarship awardee on its website.