LEAP students

LEAP students

The Leaders in Elite Athletics & Performance (LEAP) program allows high-level athletes and performers to pursue a Quest education while participating in their sport or art at the elite level. This is a unique program that has a dedicated scholarship.

Because of its flexibility, the block plan is especially well suited to athletes and performers. You can take months off for training or competition without missing a full slate of classes like you would at a conventional university.

A winter athlete can take courses in the fall, spring, and summer months, leaving the snow season open for training and competition. A musician can take a month off to record in the studio, missing only one course instead of four or five.

LEAP students:

  • Have extra flexibility in housing, billing, and scheduling
  • Are eligible for a LEAP scholarship, which can be combined with other Quest scholarships and bursaries
  • May take longer to complete their degree
  • Can take up to 4 blocks of independent study courses one-on-one with a tutor
  • Are given course registration priority
  • Have the flexibility to drop classes later than other students without penalty
  • Are provided with support to succeed in their curricular and co-curricular pursuits
  • On-campus RecPlex with weight and cardio equipment
  • FIFA certified soccer field, two squash courts, two tennis courts, bouldering gym
  • Access to Garibaldi Provincial Park adjacent to campus, with world-renowned trails
  • Outstanding fitness and sports medicine practitioners and facilities in Squamish
  • An hour’s drive to Whistler Olympic training facilities and to Vancouver

To be eligible for LEAP, you must meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Be an officially recognized athlete by the government of your country
  • Be registered with a sport or art governing body or organization (national, provincial, state, or general)
  • Be a sponsored athlete
  • Earn most of your personal income from participation in your art or sport

Students wishing to apply for entrance into LEAP must first apply for admission to Quest. Students will only be considered for LEAP after they have been accepted to Quest. Please contact admissions if you have any questions.

  1. Secure acceptance to Quest
  2. Secure acceptance to LEAP
    • Write an essay that responds to the following prompt in no more than 300 words: How have you demonstrated leadership in your sport or performance, and how do you plan on contributing to Quest University Canada and LEAP?
    • Prepare a resume (maximum two pages) that includes:
      • List of your accomplishments, awards, and results covering at least the past three years
      • Podium finishes
      • Links to social media channels if you use these to promote yourself
      • List of sponsors
      • Volunteer experience related to sport/performance
    • Get a letter of recommendation from your coach or mentor discussing your ability, achievements, and potential in your sport or art
    • Write a list of your professional and personal goals for the next four years, including how you plan to measure and achieve them
    • Prepare an outline of your training, touring, or competition schedule for the academic year for which you are applying

Quest University Canada is suspending regular academic programming following
completion of the current academic year in April 2023.

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