William Rutsey Future Leaders Scholarship

William Rutsey Future Leaders Scholarship

The William Rutsey Future Leaders Scholarship is awarded annually to a member of the Canadian gaming industry who wants to further his or her career and develop the necessary skills to become a leader.

Applicants are chosen for their potential to make a difference to their employer, community, and the Canadian gaming industry, and will be granted $2,500 to focus on one of three areas:

1) Technology and innovation
2) Executive leadership
3) Business administration

The William Rutsey Future Leaders Scholarship is open to Canadians who are passionate about driving technology and innovation to effect meaningful change, possess a desire and potential to lead, are eager to build networks, and have the confidence to take on challenges. Only one scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis, and the first one was granted in 2018.

To Apply to the William Rutsey Future Leaders Scholarship

Please complete the application form. Email your application by November 29, 2019 to info@canadiangaming.ca to be considered for this calendar year. The winner will be announced in early 2020.

Required criteria

  • Applicant currently works in the Canadian gaming industry.
  • Applicant is interested in pursuing training and/or education in technology/innovation, executive leadership, or business administration.

Additional criteria

  • Priority will be given to those who have not previously received a scholarship.
  • Impact of scholarship on applicant’s career and personal development (judged by applicant’s statement) will be taken into consideration.
  • Awarded on a competitive basis.
  • Only one scholarship will be awarded in a year.
  • Successful applicant must utilize funds within 24 months of receiving the award.
  • CGA will make payments directly to the applicant’s chosen organization for program fees.
  • Registration Form

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  • Required Support Material


    • Detailed outline of the course or program you completed.
    • Learning objectives.
    • Employer/institution letter of support.
    • Résumé.
    • Job description.
    • Statement up to 250 words indicating why you wish to attend the education or training program and how your attendance will further your professional career development.

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  • Terms of Agreement

    I confirm that the information provided is true. I agree to respect the conditions and rules of the William Rustey Future Leaders Scholarship (WRFLS) provided by the CGA and the decision of the WRFLS Review Board, which cannot be appealed. If I am awarded a scholarship, I will use it only for the course or program that I have described in the preceding pages.

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