About the Wally Scott Bursary

2011 Wally Scott Bursary WinnerEach year, minor hockey associations across the OMHA support numerous charities and charitable foundations. Hundreds of thousands of dollars are generated and many causes and programs benefit from this support.

In 2000 the Minor Hockey Foundation Ontario (MHF) was created to support minor hockey players in the Province of Ontario. The Foundation assists players seeking post-secondary education, players who require financial assistance in order to play minor hockey, and the Let’s Learn Hockey Program.

This document will focus on the Wally Scott Bursary. The Wally Scott Bursary is given in recognition of outstanding commitment to community service, athletics, and academics. This bursary reflects the achievements of a young hockey player who is committed to his or her community, athletic ability, and academic achievement. Each recipient can receive up to $2,500 towards his or her post-secondary education. There will be a maximum of two bursary winners awarded per year. Bursary amounts are subject to change depending on donations. Bursaries will be issued to the applicant’s post-secondary institution.


The MHF Executive Board reviews all applications and a member of the Board will contact the applicant to confirm whether their request has been received. All applicants must adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. All requests can only be made for players aged up to twenty years and must have been a registered player in the Ontario Minor Hockey Association for a minimum of five years.
  2. A player attending a post-secondary institution during the upcoming year.
  3. Maintain a high standard of academic excellence.
  4. Active in their local community programs (any community sport of social program).

How to Apply

  1. Candidates must complete the attached application form and submit it to the MHF by 4:30 pm on April 15 of the calendar year. Each application will be reviewed for a period of four to six weeks. Upon receiving the application, the MHF will contact the applicant by mail with an acknowledgement letter. Each applicant will be contacted by the MHF no later than seven weeks after the application is submitted. The successful applicant will be asked to attend the Ontario Minor Hockey Association Annual General Meeting for a presentation.
  2. Provide a one-page letter outlining their request.
  3. Provide a one-page letter from the President of their local minor hockey association supporting their request.
  • Only one application per household or family.
  • Applications will not be accepted if a family member has been previously accepted within five years for any MHF program.
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Please send complete applications to the following address:

Minor Hockey Foundation Ontario
Attn: Wally Scott Bursary
25 Brodie Drive, Unit 3
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3K7

Privacy Statement: The MHF is committed to comply with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). In this regard, the MHF will protect the privacy and security of all personal information disclosed to or collected or used by the MHF for the purposes of running its “Financial Relief Program”. The MHF follows the ten (10) Canadian Standards Association principles identified in the federal PIPEDA.

Download the Application