Pay It Forward Scholarship


History

Pay It Forward Loonie Fee: Each provincial championship will charge an additional $1 for each participating student and remit those funds to the ASAA office after the championship. 100% of funds will be directed into an ASAA scholarship fund to recognize student athletes who give back to their schools and communities by either coaching or officiating in school or community sport.

Information

Available for school aged students who contribute their time to coaching and officiating in either the school or community.
We want to reward those students who “give back”. Sometimes opportunities present in the community, not the school.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be a current grade 12 high school student scheduled to graduate the same year as the application submission. For Covid-19 Pandemic years - Ajudication Committees are aware of the lack of opportunities for participation and volunteering because of guideline restrictions. Please note any pandemic years in your application that would prevent you from being involved in that grade year. Below is a list of the criteria;

  • The student must be in good standing at their school; and
  • The student must demonstrate their involvement in non Covid-19 impacted years as a volunteer for any grade 10, 11 and 12 year, in either ASAA or community sports. *Applications will be accepted for students even if no volunteering was availble for all three years, (10, 11, 12) due to Covid restictions. In this instance please discuss past or future plans you have to volunteer. This may include involvement through roles such as:
    • Coach, Assistant Coach;
    • Official; or
    • Administrative duties such as statistician, team manager, score keeping, video technician, publications, media coverage, etc.

Submission Requirements

Completion of the official online application form submitted on the ASAA website;

  • A minimum of (1) letter of recommendation from the school or community administrator;
  • A minimum of (1) letter of confirmation from the school or community association describing the applicants volunteer experience and duties or future plans due to limited or no opportunities caused by Covid-19 restrictions;
  • A head shot of the applicant; and
  • A picture or video clip of the applicants’ volunteer efforts (optional).

Scholarship Timelines

Applications will open September 1st annually.
The deadline to apply is June 1st annually.
The winners will be announced on June 30th annually.

Adjudication Information

All applications will be collected by the ASAA office and submitted to the applicant’s respective Zone. The Zones will be responsible for selecting their adjudicating committee; which will be made up of no less than 3 teachers (retired or active) OR Zone Executive members. Each Zone adjudicating committee will select a winner and provide a response to the ASAA office no later than June 20th annually. The winners will be announced on June 30th annually.


Winners

  • 2019
    Eric Douglass
    of Bassano High
    Zone: South Central
  • 2019
    Jamie Lalor
    of Lindsey Thurber
    Zone: Central
  • 2019
    Alyssa Russell
    of Frank Maddock
    Zone: North Central
  • 2019
    Bradyn Heckbert
    of Georges P. Vanier
    Zone: North West
  • 2019
    Ryan Degner
    of Immanuel Christian
    Zone: South
  • 2019
    Judah Legaree
    of Westwood Community School
    Zone: North East
  • 2019
    David Svoboda
    of Bishop Carroll
    Zone: Calgary
  • 2019
    Josh Kelly
    of Paul Kane
    Zone: Edmonton
  • 2019
    Hailey O'Shea
    of St. Peter the Apostle
    Zone: Edmonton
  • 2016
    Savannah McKay
    of Beaverlodge Regional
    Beaverlodge, AB
    Zone: North West
  • 2016
    Danielle Kath
    of Strathcona Christian Academy
    Sherwood Park, AB
    Zone: Edmonton
  • 2016
    Rebecca Lowry
    of St. Michael's
    Pincher Creek, AB
    Zone: South
  • 2016
    Sarah Melenka
    of St. Mary's
    Vegreville, AB
    Zone: North East
  • 2016
    Alexandra Epp
    of George McDougall
    Airdrie, AB
    Zone: South Central
  • 2016
    Joshua Thiessen
    of Living Waters Christian
    Spruce Grove, AB
    Zone: North Central
  • 2016
    Jacquelyn Cormier
    of St. Martin de Porres
    Airdrie, AB
    Zone: Calgary
  • 2016
    Austin Norlin
    of Heritage Christian Academy
    Calgary, AB
    Zone: Calgary Independent
  • 2015
    Kali Rice
    of Crescent Heights
    Zone: Calgary
  • 2015
    Amie Slawson
    of Beaverlodge Regional
    Zone: North West
  • 2015
    Brandon Besant
    of St. Peter the Apostle
    Zone: Edmonton
  • 2015
    Austin Brulotte
    of Leduc Composite
    Zone: Edmonton
  • 2015
    Kaylin Ackerman
    of Eckville Sr High
    Zone: Central
  • 2015
    Daniel Cruz
    of St. Mary's
    Zone: South
  • 2015
    Michael Anthony
    of Holy Trinity Catholic
    Zone: North East
  • 2015
    Karly Larson
    of Strathmore High
    Zone: South Central
  • 2015
    Kaycee McKinney
    of New Sarepta Community High
    Zone: North Central