There are three application-based hockey specific scholarship and bursary opportunities available to our players and officials, plus the PCAHA Scholarship Tournaments, which players are nominated for by our Coaches.
1. CMHA Scholarship Program
Cloverdale Minor Hockey Association (CMHA) recognizes the importance for the youth of our Association to continue with post-secondary education as part of the process in becoming productive members of our community. In 2007/08, CMHA commenced this program and is proud to offer scholarships again this season.
This is a great opportunity for our U18/U21 aged players and officials (referees) to obtain some financial assistance in pursuing their educational objectives.
Each season, CMHA will award a minimum of five scholarships of $500.00 each to the applicants who apply and best meet the qualifications.
To be eligible, applicants must be:
(1) currently registered as a player on a CMHA U18/U21 team or be a current official (referee) of CMHA of the same age as U18/U21 players; and
(2) in grade 11 or 12, or finished high school.
Utilization of Scholarships
Applicants in high school will have two years after graduation to utilize a scholarship. Applicants who have finished high school will also have two years to utilize a scholarship. Scholarship funds must be used for tuition at a post-secondary educational institution – proof of attending a post-secondary educational institution is required prior to receiving a scholarship. Should the scholarship amount be greater than one year’s tuition, the remainder may be applied towards a second year’s tuition.
No individual may receive more than one scholarship per hockey season, but may apply and be awarded a scholarship in more than one hockey season.
- Academic achievement
- Good school and community participation and service
- Participation in hockey as a player or an official (referee)
(Note: The qualifications are not weighted – all the qualifications are equally important.)
How to Apply
Applicants must complete the CMHA Scholarship Application Form (available on the CMHA website) and submit the required material as outlined on the application form.
Applications will be reviewed by an independent adjudication committee (Scholarship Committee as appointed by the President) consisting of one Executive member, one CMHA member (ideally with a background in education) and one CMHA member who has a background in coaching hockey or being an official (referee). The Scholarship Committee will present its recommendations to the Executive Committee – the Executive Committee is responsible for making the final decision in regards to the winners of the scholarships.
Click the link below to download the Scholarship Application:
All applications become the property of CMHA.
If you require additional information, please feel free to contact us.
Deadline is April 1
2. PCAHA Scholarship Tournaments
The FVW U18 C Scholarship Tournament will be held:
Proposed Dates: February 18–25, 2023
To be eligible to participate, players must be 17 years old as of December 31, 2021; must be registered on a U18 "C" team in the PCAHA's Fraser Valley East “C” League, Fraser Valley North “C” League, or Fraser Valley West “C” League; and must meet sportsmanship requirements. The Tournament will consist of a four team single round-robin with a 3rd place game and championship final game, for a total of eight (8) games.
The U18 A Scholarship Tournament will be held:
Dates: January 28 – February 4, 2023
To be eligible to participate, players must be 17 years old as of December 31, 2022; must be registered on a male/integrated U18 “A” team with a PCAHA member Association; and must meet academic and sportsmanship requirements. The Tournament will consist of a four team single round-robin with a 3rd place game and championship final game, for a total of eight (8) games.
The U21 A/C Scholarship Tournament will be held:
Dates: January 25 – 28, 2023
To be eligible to participate, players must be registered with a U21 “A” or U21 “C” team within the PCAHA, with first preference given to graduating U21’s (20 years old as of December 31, 2022). Participants must also meet sportsmanship requirements.
3. PCAHA Scholarships
Each year the Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association awards a number of scholarships in recognition of academic achievement and community/school service combined with hockey participation. If you are
- a registered player with any team in the PCAHA U18 or U21 divisions, and
- in grade 11 or 12 or graduated from high school,
you are eligible to apply for PCAHA Scholarships:
Deadline is March 31
4. BC Hockey Scholarships
Scholarships are awarded annually to BC Hockey registered members to give recognition to those who develop their academic career aspirations while at the same time nourishing their interest in hockey. Applications are available in the spring of each year, and are reviewed by a selection committee. Monetary awards vary from $1,000 to $2,000.
To be eligible for a BC Hockey scholarship, an individual must be in their graduating year of high school and must be a current registered member or a former BC Hockey member playing in the Western Hockey League. Applicants are evaluated on academic achievement, sportsmanship, hockey participation and / or quality of contribution, as well as school and community participation and service.
Deadline is April 30