Each season, the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) offers scholarships from the MJHL Scholarship Fund that exists to further academic goals and hockey development opportunities for qualified individuals.
Tanner Mole (Steinbach Pistons), Matthew Kasowski (Waywayseecappo Wolverines) and Declan Graham (Steinbach Pistons) have each been awarded a $1200 scholarship to a Canadian post-secondary institution by the MJHL. This year’s scholarship awards mark the tenth year of the MJHL Scholarship Fund.
“It was important for us to continue with the scholarships and we are pleased to be able to help support these deserving student-athletes during this difficult time. We recognize the importance of post-secondary education along with the significant financial resources that are required to attend. These scholarships will assist our graduating players to pursue their academic and sporting goals. The three players awarded are remarkable individuals on and off the ice, we wish them all the best,” MJHL Commissioner, Kevin Saurette shared.
MJHL Scholarships are provided to university and college bound players each season from a pool of applicants. The scholarship awards must be used by recipients for the cost of post-secondary education in the Canadian education system only. Funding for the MJHL Scholarship Fund is provided by corporate sponsorship and league fundraising efforts.
Tanner Mole | Steinbach Pistons
“It was definitely a special moment when I found out about being a recipient of the scholarship. I was fortunate enough to play three years in the league. Being able to be selected for this scholarship was an awesome ending to my time in the MJHL and I am thankful for it.”
“I will be putting my scholarship money towards my post-secondary education while hopefully furthering my hockey career. This will help me while I try to earn my degree.”
Matthew Kasowski | Waywayseecappo Wolverines
“Being a recipient, I feel honoured and lucky as I didn’t think I would get it, but thought taking some time out of my day to fill out some basic information for a chunk of tuition being paid off would be a great trade off. Being one of three guys to get it, I also feel exclusive and proud and hopefully be that example for next years recipients looking to take that step towards supporting their post secondary education.”
“The scholarship money will be going towards my tuition for this upcoming semester at Concordia University in Edmonton.”
Declan Graham | Steinbach Pistons
“It means a lot to be a recipient as I’ve always taken as much pride in my academic work as I do being an athlete, and so I think being a recipient speaks to that sentiment. The scholarship money will be used to help pay for my tuition at Wilfred Laurier University.”