Ian Shaw Memorial Scholarship
The TLGHA Ian Shaw Memorial Scholarship was launched in 2017 to recognize and reward a young woman’s commitment to hockey, community and education. Named in memory of long-time board member and referee-in-chief Ian Shaw, this annual scholarship recognizes a graduating member of the TLGHA who has distinguished herself through her commitment as a player, an official and a member of her community. The scholarship, in the amount of $500, will be directed to offset the costs of post-secondary education.
Modeled on the commitment and passion demonstrated by Ian, the scholarship is awarded to a young woman who exhibits a commitment to the game through officiating, either as a referee or as a timekeeper. For over a decade, Ian trained and mentored hundreds of Wildcats who wished to be a part of the game as members of the officiating crew. Refs and timekeepers are up early every weekend, making it possible for the association to provide house league hockey to over 800 players. They do this while simultaneously managing their own hockey and academic responsibilities.
The association is pleased to be able to recognize Ian’s legacy by providing this scholarship to a deserving official each year, beginning in Spring 2017.
The successful applicant will be selected based on her commitment to officiating and to Leaside Wildcats hockey, along with their community involvement.
The annual scholarship recipient will be notified and announced in May of each year.
The application must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 31st annually. Applications will be reviewed by the scholarship committee, comprising a representative of the Shaw family, the association’s referee-in-chief, and a member of the TLGHA board of directors.
The successful applicant:
- has spent a combined 4 years as a registered player and/or official (referee or timekeeper) within the Toronto Leaside Wildcats organization; (Note: a season in which an applicant plays and officiates counts as two years toward eligibility)
- is an official (referee or timekeeper) with the Association in the application season;
- has obtained her high school diploma or is in her graduating year at high school;
- demonstrates a commitment to service in her community through volunteering or other activities; and
- intends to enroll in a recognized post-secondary institution within two years of the scholarship award.
- Application form (download PDF here)
- A letter outlining the impact hockey and officiating has had on the applicant’s life
- A letter of reference from the applicant’s coach or referee-in-chief
- A letter of reference confirming the applicant’s contribution in the community (optional)