Ice Hockey Scholarships

Competition for ice hockey scholarships varies greatly by school, as some colleges are known for their programs while others place more emphasis on their higher-visibility football and basketball team. Club teams have also become more popular, and while most college-based scholarships are awarded to players on the schools’ varsity teams, club players may also be eligible for athletic awards if that school does not have a traditional ice hockey program. Traditional ice hockey scholarships from big schools with the top programs are competitive, and require minimum GPAs in their eligibility standards.

Don’t rule out contacting your local hockey leagues and organizations if you belong to them, as a history with a group goes a long way when a selection committee is looking at its list of potential scholarship winners. Local groups also place less emphasis on talent than college-based awards, and often you just need to prove you have played the sport to be eligible for a scholarship. Many local league scholarships are also needs-based, or factor in academics, community service and extracurricular activities outside of ice hockey when distributing their awards.

For additional information about ice hockey scholarships and awards based on different criteria, try conducting a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com.

Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: January 15, Annually
In 1988, the National Collegiate Athletic Association established the Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship Program as a means of recognizing the contributions of the former executive director through encouraging excellence in academic performance by student-athletes. Under this program, one male and one female student-athlete annually will be awarded a postgraduate scholarship in recognition of [...] More

Davis Law Group Scholar Athlete Program™
Application Deadlines: Varies
Scholar Athlete Program recognizes exceptional student athletes that are performing well in the classroom and on the field. To register for the scholarship, students need to apply online or be nominated by a coach, teacher, parent or friend. Students must be a senior in high school, currently attend a Washington State High School, have a 3.0 GPA or higher and participate in a sport. Students can [...] More

AAHA Lou Manzione Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 15, Annually
The Atlantic Amateur Hockey Association is pleased to offer a scholarship program to students who plan to continue their education beyond the 12th grade. A total of two (2) one thousand dollar ($1,000) scholarships are available, one to a New Jersey High School Senior and the second to a High School Senior from Pennsylvania or Delaware. Selection Criteria: The applicants must be high school [...] More

FMC Ice Sports Skaters Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 15, Annually
The FMC Skaters Scholarship program was developed in 1993 to provide financial assistance to ice sports participants and recreational ice skaters that demonstrate personal excellence on and off the ice. The scholarships are awarded to ice hockey, figure skating and recreational skating participants in June of each year. All applicants must be New England residents and skate at FMC [...] More

Furman University Athletic Scholarships
Application Deadlines: Varies
The Furman University Athletic Scholarships are partial to full scholarships awarded in 17 men's and women's intercollegiate sports. For more information, contact the director of athletics or the head coach in the sport in which you are [...] More

Pittsburgh Penguins Alumni Association Scholarship
Application Deadlines: Varies
The Pittsburgh Penguins Alumni Association awards an annual $2,000 scholarship to a western Pennsylvania high school senior who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, good citizenship, school and community involvement, and who has shown an intense love for the game of hockey personified by on-ice hustle, achievement beyond his talent level, leadership, sportsmanship and teamwork. When [...] More

Kyle R. Magoto Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: March 13, Annually
To be eligible for an award from the Kyle R. Magoto Scholarship Fund, applicant must be a Russia High School (Shelby Co., Ohio) graduating senior who is pursuing an associate or a bachelor's degree as a full-time student at an accredited educational institution, have a high school GPA not less than 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale and must have participated in no less than five (5) athletic seasons [...] More

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