Nathan Karlowsky, a defenceman with the Winkler Flyers, has been awarded the MJHL’s RBC Junior A Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.
“I’m obviously honoured to win this award,” said Karlowsky, who is studying agriculture at the University of Manitoba. “This scholarship assists me in attending university; something my father wasn’t able to do. By furthering my education, it will benefit as I move forward in my chosen career.”
Karlowsky, 20, hails from Brunkild and proudly stated that he’s working land first broken by his great, great, grandfather Ludwig. Karlowsky has been helping on the family grain operation since he was 10 years ago. This past fall he started his own small operation, making him a fifth-generation grain farmer.
Karlowsky was a three-year vet of the Flyers and a leader both on and off the ice, reflected in him named an assistant captain.
“My time as a junior hockey player has been an experience I will always positively reflect on,” said Karlowsky. “I’ve made life-long friends and I know my hockey experience will benefit me in the next stage of my life.”
Karlowsky is now one of 10 Junior A nominees eligible for a $5,000 RBC Junior A Scholarship which will be awarded at the RBC Cup next month at Lloydminister.