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Financial Aid & Scholarship Program

With the assistance of Canadian Tires Jumpstart Charity, Black Girl Hockey Canada has the ability to provide young BIPOC women with the funding needed to support their athletic careers no matter their age or level of play through a need-based financial aid program as well as an application-based scholarship program for high achieving student athletes that aspire to pursue their hockey careers into post-secondary education.

Scholarship Program

Scholarships are offered on an annual basis for those who fulfill the scholarship criteria. These scholarships are designed to assist and encourage Black women to pursue their interest in hockey, a sport where they are often underrepresented at the highest levels. These scholarships will be disbursed once a year and are available to players all over Canada, as well as internationally. The following scholarships should be applied to the applicant’s seasonal cost required by their registered club or school and/or equipment. For those who live in the United States, please visit our US www.blackgirlhockeyclub.org 

The Angela James Scholarship Award

$5000

The Bernice Carnegie Scholarship Award

$4500

The Blake Bolden Scholarship Award

$4000

The Sarah Nurse Scholarship Award

$3500

The Saroya Tinker Scholarship Award

$3000

In order to qualify for this scholarship, applicant must:

  • Be registered on a competitive seasonal hockey team or playing at the collegiate level

  • Ages 15-19 

  • BIack Women in Hockey  (moms, daughters, sisters and friends)

  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA

  • Provide a letter of recommendation (eg. a current or former coach, a teacher, a mentor etc.)

Rising Star Scholarships (10)

$1000

In order to qualify for this scholarship, applicant must:

  • Be registered on a seasonal hockey team 

  • Ages 10-15

  • Black Women in Hockey  (moms, daughters, sisters and friends)

  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA

*Applications are Due June 30th 2024 and Scholarship awards will be announced August 25th 2024.*

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Financial & Equipment Aid Program

Black Girl Hockey Club Canada will provide need-based financial and/or equipment aid through an application process where players of all ages and levels of play can request up to $1000 for league fees and travel and/or needed equipment. Requests will be taken on a rolling basis throughout the calendar year and disbursed by Board discussion and vote.

*Please note Applicants can apply up to three times a calendar year for need-based financial aid. If further assistance is needed, the Board will further discuss the applicants request.*

  • Be registered with a seasonal hockey team or learn to play program

  • Ages 6 +

  • Provide proof of financial-need

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