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Junior Hurricanes Scholarship Announcement

By Jean Rogers, 02/07/20, 1:00PM EST

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Junior Hurricanes Scholarship Announcement

 

The Junior Hurricanes WILL OFFER TWO SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARDS, ONE FOR A FEMALE ATHLETE AND ONE FOR A MALE ATHLETE

Award Amount:  $2,500 each

Players Eligible for Award: Rising high school juniors and seniors and graduating seniors.

Award Criteria:  This is a merit based scholarship. The award recipient will be the player who has most strongly demonstrated a superior record in his or her academics, the core values of the Junior Hurricanes. The core values include commitment, hard work, passion, integrity, sportsmanship, team work, having fun, respect, and participation in volunteer community activities as consistent with his or her academic and hockey commitments. 

Use of Award Funds:  Each applicant must agree in writing that, if given the award, he or she will use the award funds for his or her formal education (e.g., tuition, school fees, school books).

Application/Selection Process:  Parents or coaches of players, or players who feel they meet the award criteria may apply online by downloading the application from the Junior Hurricanes website. Applications must be followed with letters of recommendation from the player's team head coach and at least one of the following: 1) High school teacher or school official, or 2) representative from a community organization for which the applicant has volunteered.  Applicants must also provide valid school documentation showing current grade point average. A Committee will review the applications and supporting documentation in order to determine the scholarship winner.

Applications and supporting documentation are due to the Junior Hurricanes no later than February 28, 2020. Please mail your supporting documentation to: Junior Hurricanes Scholar-Athlete Award, c/o CJHHA, P.O. Box 61400, Raleigh NC 27661. You may also scan and email the documents to lori.parro@juniorhurricanes.org.

Coach Buzz Culotta Scholar-Athlete Award

Buzz Culotta, who died much too early at the age of 49 in 2014, coached in the Junior Hurricanes for eight years. He had an unsurpassed passion for the game and devotion to his players. But, he also had a passion for education and always encouraged his players to pursue academic excellence just as they had pursued excellence on the ice. This award is given by Buzz's family and friends in his honor.

Award Amount:  Minimum of $1,500

Players Eligible for Award:  Rising high school juniors and seniors and graduating seniors.

Award Criteria:  This is a merit based scholarship. The award recipient will be the player who has most strongly demonstrated a superior record in his or her academics, the core values of the Junior Hurricanes. The core values include commitment, hard work, passion, integrity, sportsmanship, team work, having fun, respect, and participation in volunteer community activities as consistent with his or her academic and hockey commitments. 

Use of Award Funds:  Each applicant must agree in writing that, if given the award, he or she will use the award funds for his or her formal education (e.g., tuition, school fees, schoolbooks) and/or his or her hockey development (e.g., hockey camp fees, personal hockey instruction, Junior Hurricanes fees).

Application/Selection Process:  Players who feel they meet the award criteria may apply online by submitting the application at the link below. Applications must be followed with letters of recommendation from the player's team head coach and at least one of the following: 1) High school teacher or school official, or 2) representative from a community organization for which the applicant has volunteered.  Applicants must also provide valid school documentation showing current grade point average. Completed applications and supporting documentation will be reviewed by a committee within the Junior Hurricanes, which selects three finalists.  The applications of the finalists are submitted to the sponsors of the award (the family and friends of Buzz Culotta) for their selection of the winner.  

Applications and supporting documentation are due to the Junior Hurricanes no later than February 28, 2020. Please mail your supporting documentation to: Culotta Scholar-Athlete Award, c/o CJHHA, P.O. Box 61400, Raleigh NC 27661. You may also scan and email the documents to lori.parro@juniorhurricanes.org.

 

Qualifying players may apply to both the Junior Hurricanes and Buzz Culotta scholarships.