This year we are so excited to announce & congratulate our 2022/23 Scholarship
Award Winners presented to you by Canadian Tire’s jumpstart charity!
With 35 applicants for this year’s scholarships, we are proud to highlight these nine
young women who are putting in the work on and off the ice. Our applicants were
required to submit their grades, as well as write personal essays on both what they
hope to pursue in hockey, as well as how they can impact the community by
playing the game. These ladies are not only phenomenal hockey players but
amazing students as well! We were amazed by their personal essays and could not
be more proud to help fund and further their careers! Congratulations Queens!
Our top four scholarship awards are given to girls ages, 15 to
19 that are looking to pursue hockey at the collegiate level.
They are required to have a 3.0 GPA or above and provide a
letter of recommendation from a current or former coach, a
teacher, or a mentor! All of the ladies above exceeded all of
these expectations, and we look forward to watching their
careers flourish as they move forward in their careers. We
wish them the best of luck in their pursuit of playing
collegiately, or even professionally, one day!
ANGELA JAMES AWARD:
This year’s Angela James Scholarship Award goes to Kianna Saillant, a Winnipeg Centerman, who will be playing D3 NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey at Arcadia University, starting this fall! Kianna aspires to change the game of hockey by not only being a piece of representation for Black women but spreading awareness within the mental health community for Black women as well!
BERNICE CARNEGIE AWARD:
This year’s, Bernice Carnegie
Scholarship Award goes to Elicia
McDonald, a Scarborough
defenseman! Elicia aspires to
play NCAA hockey one day as
she continues her career here in
the GTA, playing for the
Scarborough Sharks U15AA
team! Elicia hopes to be a role
model to young black women
along the way by volunteering
her time and assisting younger
players, to get into the game of
BLAKE BOLDEN AWARD:
This year’s, Blake Bolden
scholarship award goes to
Sienna Bullen, a Mississauga
Centermen, who will be playing
OUA Women’s Ice Hockey for
the Queens Gaels starting this
fall! Being recognized as her
former team's most dedicated
player, Sienna knows what it
takes to be both a great student
and a great athlete! Sienna
volunteers her time helping
empower young Black women to
pursue the game of hockey!
SARAH NURSE AWARD:
This year's Sarah Nurse
Scholarship Award goes to Aliza
Rooker, a Vancouver left winger
who aspires to play hockey at the
collegiate level! Not only is Aliza
a great captain and leader on her
team, but she also volunteers her
time outside of the arena at a
local food bank! Aliza is
outspoken about racism in hockey
and has volunteered countless
times to help not only black
women in Hockey but other
BIPOC communities as well!
Our Rising Star scholarship awards are given to girls ages 10 to 15
who have a dream of playing hockey, both for fun or at the
collegiate level! The scholarship award winners are required to
maintain a GPA of 2.5 and we hope that by encouraging them with
these scholarships, we encourage them to stay in the game and
pursue hockey at the highest level they can!
Evelyn is a Brampton right winger who enjoys
playing hockey for the team aspect of the sport!
Evelyn hopes to make the game more inclusive
by being kind and welcoming new people into
the game no matter the colour of their skin
Norah Nyaba is a Kemptville Forward who
aspires to use social media to share her stories
and accomplishments with the hockey world
and show other young black girls that hockey
loves them back!
Aaminah Iqbal is an Oakville left winger who
aspires to inspire her younger sister to play the
game of hockey as the only Muslim Girl on her
team! Congratulations, Aaminah!
Olivia Brown is a North Halton forward who
has an amazing work ethic and passion for
the game! Olivia hopes to play in the
Olympics one day just like our sister and
friend, Sarah Nurse!
MOGAN SMITH -JOHNSON
Morgan Smith-Johnson is a Toronto
Forward who wants to show other young
black girls that playing hockey is meant for
us! Morgan hopes to play professional
women’s hockey one day!