Orest Korbutt Scholarship Program
Purpose: To financially assist KC hockey players attending post secondary institutions.
Amount of the Awards
Up to a maximum of $15,000.00 will be made available each year to successful applicants of this program. The amount of the award to each successful applicant will be $1,500.00
Graduating midget players who have completed a minimum of their last 6 consecutive years of active participation in the Knights Of Columbus AA and/or BB hockey program or graduating midget players from KC Hockey who have left the program for one single season to participate in a league in which Knights of Columbus Hockey does not participate and has participated in KC Hockey for a minimum of eight (8) years. Applicants must be accepted in a recognized post secondary institution for consideration by the scholarship committee. Scholarships will be awarded only one time per applicant.
Applications must be submitted not later than 30 days prior to the commencement of studies, and if all points of merit are equal, the application received earliest will take precedence. Applications submitted more than 2 years after the completion of midget hockey eligibility WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Applications must be submitted to the “Chairman KC Scholarship Committee” with ALL relevant information:
- Name and address of attending Institute
- Contact person and contact information of the registrar
- Transcript of high school marks and any other relevant information
Applicants review and degree of merit will be based on the following criteria:
- Proof of academic standing (Transcripts)
- Supporting documents and or references will be taken into consideration
- Community involvement, ie volunteer work coaching etc, with supporting documents or references
- Total number of years of participation (Above the required 6 year minimum) in the K of C
- Any other supporting information that might be deemed to be of importance to the selection committee
The scholarship committee shall review the applications on a fair and unbiased manner and reserves the right to make awards on special circumstances, as may arise from time to time. The MAXIMUM amount of scholarship monies in any given year is $15,000.00. However if the number of successful applications does not equal $15,000.00, the amount not used will be returned to the scholarship fund.
Payment of Award
Due to the difficulty in sending money directly to post secondary institutions the new payment policy is:
The amount of $1,500.00 will be paid directly to the applicant upon proof of admission to the institute in question and provided the other eligibility requirements are met.
Appllications forms are available now, and applicants are encouraged to apply early to ensure proper consideration of their application.