CALGARY, AB – Hockey Canada announced on Wednesday the 2005 RBC Financial Group Junior ‘A’ Scholarship winners and the Nickerson Family Award recipients. These annual scholarship awards provide financial assistance to Canadian Junior ‘A’ hockey players for post-secondary education.
The 2005 RBC Financial Group Junior ‘A’ Scholarship recipients, one from each of Canadian Junior Hockey’s ten leagues, receive $1,000 toward post-secondary education, with one national winner receiving $5,000. The winners of the national RBC Financial Group Junior ‘A’ Scholarship and the Nickerson Family Awards were selected from a list of finalists by a national panel of HOCKEY CANADA appointed junior hockey representatives.
2005 RBC Financial Group Junior ‘A’ Scholarship winners:
The recipient of the $5,000 national RBC Financial Group Junior ‘A’ Scholarship is Sam Coliza of the OPJAHL’s, Kingston Voyageurs.
Sam Colizza will be presented with his national scholarship award at the RBC Royal Bank Cup, taking place May 7 - 15 in Weyburn, Saskatchewan.
Players eligible for the RBC Financial Group Junior ‘A’ Scholarships must be a Canadian citizen, on a Canadian Junior ‘A’ team roster, and registered or applying for full time post-secondary studies. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, hockey achievement and community involvement.
All Junior ‘A’ hockey players in Canada, who currently attend a Canadian post-secondary institution, are also eligible for the Nickerson Family Award, which is made possible through the Friends of the RBC Royal Bank Cup Society in Fort McMurray, Alberta.
The 2005 Nickerson Family Award recipients: