SCHOLARSHIPS

Selection Criteria

The NWCAA presents a number of scholarships alone and in conjunction with important sponsors each year to successful candidates. In order to qualify for an NWCAA Scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrollment at a University, College or Technical Institution (course load should represent at least 75% of a full time student)
  • Played hockey for the NWCAA in the current year and who have previously participated as a player for a minimum of two years with the NWCAA, previously played as a player for a minimum of two years with the NWCAA and have played for an Educational Institution or Junior A and/or be an NWCAA Coach, First or Second assistant during the current season.
  • Able to provide letters of reference from your current coach and a current instructor from one of your post secondary courses

In order to qualify for a potential award you must complete and sign the official NWCAA Scholarship Application Form along with verification of enrollment in a post secondary institution that includes your academic standing and two letters of reference (including one from your current Hockey Coach).

Scanned copies of signed applications will be accepted by e-mail to: treasurer@nwcaa.ca. Please include "Scholarship Application" in the subject line. Alternately you can send your complete package to:

NWCAA Scholarship Application
c/o PO Box 84106, Market Mall
Calgary, Alberta
T3A 5C4

Our selection is based on a combination of demonstrated hockey ability, scholastic ability, community/volunteer involvement, leadership, and sportsmanship.
If you have any questions regarding applications please send an e-mail to: treasurer@nwcaa.ca.

The deadline for applications is April 30th.

Michael Gee Scholarship Award Fund

Established in honor and loving memory of Michael Gee our teammate, player, and friend who passed away suddenly April 8, 2005 playing the game he loved. All donations to this fund are to be made to the Calgary Foundation, the fund manager. Donations can be made by either cheque, cash or credit card to the Calgary Foundation with an accompanying letter or note indicating the monies be directed to the Michael Gee Scholarship Award Fund. (Cheques are to be made payable to the Calgary Foundation). A tax receipt for the donation will be issued by the foundation. Donations are appreciated at any time.

To apply for the Michael Gee Scholarship Fund Award you must apply directly to The Calgary Foundation.
Eligible hockey players apply on line, requesting their coach to upload the nomination letter. Nominated by his coach as most deserving player on the team. The player must be a Calgary resident playing hockey in U16 and U18 boys AA, AAA (Major), 16 - 18 years old.  The value of the scholarship has been increased to $2400.
A student who has achieved a minimum of 82.5% in his educational institution. The award is paid to the post-secondary institution of the recipient's choice.
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Kyle Block Scholarship

The Kyle Block Scholarship is in memory of Kyle Alfonso Block, known by his many friends, teammates and fellow musicians for his quick wit, kind heart and adventurous spirit. After graduating from William Aberhart High School, Kyle attended the University of British Columbia where he achieved top honours in Engineering and Economics. He went on to study law at the University of Saskatchewan. Kyle had a passion for hockey and music and believed strongly in equal opportunity for all. In his long and high-level hockey career, Kyle played on teams such as the Junior A Yorkton Terriers and the UBC Thunderbirds. He was known by all as a great teammate. While pursuing his post-secondary studies in British Columbia and Saskatchewan, Kyle continued to play hockey and music with his friends and teammates.

The Kyle Block Scholarship assists worthy recipients to pursue post-secondary studies who are or have been active in competitive sport, music, fine arts or social issues.

One or more awards valued at a minimum of $2,500, applied directly to tuition.

The applicant must be:

A Canadian citizen or permanent resident studying engineering, business or law.

Enrolled in second year of study or beyond.

Enrolled in a qualified post-secondary institution in Alberta, Saskatchewan or British Columbia.

In addition to financial need and academic standing, involvement (past or present) in competitive sports, music, fine arts or social justice issues.

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