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Ed Whitlock Award
PERFORM Graduate Student Scholarship Award 2020


Ed Whitlock continued to be a consummate competitive marathon runner until his passing at 86 years old. For the last 20 years of his life, he has consistently broken every long distance record in his age group. He was the first person over 70 years old to run a marathon in less than three hours. He continued to pursue record-breaking runs with his final record beating the 4-hour mark at 85 years of age. Ed was an early advocate of PERFORM’s mission and encouraged researchers to further investigate the benefits and risks of wellness programs for older adults.

Eligibility Criteria

The Ed Whitlock award is an annual $5,000 scholarship given to a student registered at Concordia University in either the MSc, MA or PhD program whose research at PERFORM is related to helping seniors improve their quality of life through active living.

Application deadline is Monday March 30, 2020

The following documents are required:

  • A one page cover letter describing your community involvement in the area of health and wellbeing as well as how your research promotes quality of life through active living
  • Academic CV
  • Two letters of reference

Please submit applications by email with the subject heading: “Ed Whitlock application_2020” to


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