For youth athletes ages 13 – 18.

Dr. Liz Ashton proudly helped lead the vision of PISE. With a passion for academics and sport excellence, she served as President of Camosun College and has represented Canada on the world stage in Olympic and International events in Equestrian Sport. In her retirement, Dr. Ashton continues to coach, develop and mentor athletes and horses in Equestrian Sport.

Apply for one of three $550 scholarships which can be used towards high performance training services from PISE’s Performance Training Coaches. The award will be provided in the form of a credit towards strength and conditioning services with PISE’s Performance Training Coaches. Only applications from youth training in the Greater Victoria region will be considered. Accomplishments in education, sport and volunteerism will be assessed in the applications.

Applications are now closed for 2023. 


2022 Scholarship Recipients

Haylie Clarke

“I am incredibly grateful for being awarded the Dr. Liz Ashton Training Scholarship!

Sport has been a part of my life since I can remember. I grew up watching the Canadian Women’s Soccer National Team play on television and in person. They have been impactful mentors on my sports journey. One of my most relevant high-performance goals is to become stronger and more powerful to play successfully at the University or Collegiate soccer level!

Ever since I got accepted into the Canadian Sport School, I have fallen in love with the gym and lifting weights. I currently play high-performance soccer with Van Isle Wave and have been part of the BC Soccer Provincial Program since 2019. This scholarship will allow me to train throughout the summer at PISE, which will be crucial in preparing me for my upcoming season and the University/Collegiate ID camps that I will be attending!

I am excited to see what happens next on my athletic pathway, and I thank you for your generous contribution and support!”


Haylie Clarke

Mackenzie Lu

Mackenzie has been a member of Boardworks, Victoria’s springboard and platform diving club, for the past 7 years. His dedication and strong work ethic have demonstrated that hard work pays off. He placed 1st in Boys B 1 and 3 metre in the 2021 BC Winter Provincials. Congratulations Mackenzie!

Strength training will help me to improve my fundamentals such as form, explosiveness, arm strength for entries, and leg strength for jumps and pushing off the board. I want to make the podium at the Canadian National Diving Championships and qualify for the Canada Games. The grant will help cover the cost of high-performance strength training at PISE and will help elevate my success. Thank you for this great opportunity at PISE.

Brontë Thurbide

After putting in so much time and effort into field hockey, I plan on playing field hockey at the varsity level during my post-secondary education and for the Women’s Senior National Team. After participating in the Canadian Sport School, my performance in field hockey has improved. This is because of PISE’s training facility and support. The Liz Ashton Scholarship will allow me to utilize the high-performance facilities at PISE. The scholarship will allow me to work out more often without worrying about the membership or tuition costs at PISE. Thank you for this award.