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 a $525 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 open.

Dr. Liz Ashton Training Scholarships

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  • Please list your most notable competition results from the past 2 years
  • What are your sport goals?
  • How will this grant assist you in achieving your high performance goals?
  • Please list any volunteer work you have participated in during your middle and high school years and include the name of the service, date and your role or responsibility.
  • Please upload a letter of support from a coach or teacher. Please ensure your letter references your academic success as well as sport and volunteer/leadership accomplishments.
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2023 Scholarship Recipients

Kate Watson

Kate placed 15th in Lightweight Women’s Single (LWT W 1x) at the 2022 National Rowing Championships, 1st in U17 LWT W 1x at the Brentwood International Regatta in 2022 and 3rd at the City Champs in 2022. We are looking forward to having Kate train at PISE and watch as her her athletic career grow. With Kate’s ambition we are sure to see her achieve her goals!

“My goal is to represent Canada at an international regatta. (CanAmMex, World Juniors), Represent BC (BC summer games, Canada Summer Games, National Rowing Championship), get a scholarship to go to a university.”

“I will be able to train at a world-class facility alongside high-performance athletes who are also highly motivated on achieving their goals. I am always striving to be a better athlete and a person I believe that the environment I will be in will further advance my ability as an athlete as well as a person.”

Jackson Congdon

Jackson who has been diving for 8 years with Boardworks, in Victoria, had his personal best National finish with a Silver medal on Platform (7.5m and 10m boards).

“Throughout the last 18 months I’ve had a lot of changes with my training and my progress. I have experienced a lot of physical growth, the caliber of my dives has increased, I have added strength and conditioning work at PISE and have added multiple daytime practices to my existing evening training schedule.  I have been challenged this year with a back injury as a result of muscle growth, increased training and more challenging dives.  I have been fortunate to have the support and access to the AET Clinic at PISE which has helped me tremendously to recover and get me back to full strength.  I feel ready to head to Nationals this year stronger and more prepared.

I appreciate this scholarship and am looking forward to working with my coach to find some additional resources at PISE that will help me with my training as well as keeping my body strong and healthy.”


We are happy to see how his hard work and dedication to the sport has paid off!

Cindy Fu

Cindy has been doing competitive All Star Cheerleading for the past 6 years, working towards her goals of competing at the IASF Cheerleading Worlds in Orlando Florida, as well as to pursue collegiate cheerleading in post-secondary with the intent of qualifying for the ICU University Worlds also held at ESPN. We’re eager to see her on the big screen one day soon!

“Competitive cheerleading is a sport that evolved from very gender-based, stereotypical, and traditional roots. Growing up in this sport I received an incredible amount of stereotypical backlash from those around me, such as “cheerleading isn’t a sport” or “what football team do you cheer for?” At some points I even felt ashamed to tell people I did cheer, because of the dismissive comments and misconception about this sport. However, this sport is full of so much more and therefore my ultimate goal is truly to spread the knowledge and recognition for this sport. To teach this incredible sport to those around me, essentially to give back to this sport for everything it has done for me. I aspire to eliminate these traditional stereotypes previously rooted in this sport so other athletes can embrace their passion.”

We’re cheering for you!