Thirteen players from the 2015/2016 University Ringette Team were awarded $42,500 in Ringette Scholarships from sources noted below. These young women demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and excellence in ringette, as well as making significant contributions to various community service programs.
The University Ringette Team places a very strong emphasis on academic achievement and, as such, a variety of steps are taken to assist players in achieving strong academic performance. During the 2015/2016 season, a total of eleven Academic All Canadians (GPA 3.2 or higher) were members of the University Ringette Team. The combined academic average of the 2015/2016 scholarship recipients referred to above was an astonishing GPA of 3.4!
No longer does ringette have to stop after high school. University Ringette offers young women a chance to continue playing at a competitive level with opportunities at an extensive array of post-secondary ringette scholarships.
The University Ringette Team expresses its deepest appreciation to the following sponsors for their ongoing support of the Team's scholarship program.
- Altex Industries Ltd.
- Blackstone Solid Solutions Ltd.
- Carlson Construction Ltd.
- Dittrich Machine Services Ltd.
- Friends of Ringette Society
- Jim Orser
- Jim & Sandra Mones
- J.K. McKenzie Holdings Ltd.
- KBH Chartered Accountants
- Key K2 BOP Inc.
- MFP Mohawk Fuel Products Ltd.
- R.J. Bailey Professional Corporation
- Robin Serson
- Stawnichy's Holdings Ltd.
- Tod Beaulne Professional Corporation
- Tri-Service Oilfield Manufacturing Ltd.
- Wally Kuchar Foundation
- Wasnea Development Corporation Ltd.
- Wildrose Animal Clinic Ltd.
- William Mundy
AGNES JACKS SCHOLARSHIP
The Agnes Jacks Scholarships are named in honour of Mrs. Agnes Jacks who, following the untimely passing of her husband Mr. Sam Jacks (ringette's founder), picked up the gauntlet and became a dedicated and tireless promoter of the sport. Mrs. Jacks was a well known and well loved figure in the ringette community and over the years became known across Canada as ringette's "goodwill ambassador".
Sponsored by Ringette Canada, this program provides a number of $1,000 scholarships toward post-secondary education for ringette players, coaches and officials who demonstrate a strong commitment to the sport of ringette. The number of scholarships offered each year is determined by Ringette Canada's Board of Directors.
CARA BROWN SCHOLARSHIP
The Cara Brown Scholarship, which recognizes and rewards combined performance in ringette and scholastics, is awarded to registered ringette players who are actively playing ringette at the elite level, who are entering a Canadian university on a full-time basis for the first time, and who combine academic excellence with a strong commitment to the sport of ringette. Two annual scholarships of $750 each are provided.
FRIENDS OF RINGETTE SCHOLARSHIPS
The Friends of Ringette Society scholarship program supports and encourages excellence in academics and ringette by post secondary student athletes who are members of the University Ringette Team. A significant number of scholarships totaling $50,000 are available on an annual basis.
GAUDREAU FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
The Gaudreau Family Scholarship is designed to encourage athletes to maintain their involvement in ringette while pursuing post-secondary studies in Alberta. One scholarship of $500 is awarded annually.
RINGETTE ALBERTA SCHOLARSHIPS
Ringette Alberta Scholarships are for post-secondary ringette players who have demonstrated strong academic performance and a commitment to the sport of ringette through active participation and involvement. Five scholarships of $1,000 are awarded annually.
STACEY LEVITT WOMAN & SPORT SCHOLARSHIP
The Stacey Levitt Memorial Scholarship, funded by the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity, invites applications from young women, girls' teams and/or qualified sport organizations for this $2,500 scholarship which is shared by five recipients.