Education is a priority to the Nipawin Hawks Organization, including high school, post secondary classes, SAT’s, and CIS and NCAA Scholarship opportunities. To ensure that players’ needs are met, the Education Coordinator will work with the Coaching Staff to ensure that players can work towards their educational goals while they play hockey.
Players can work on their high school diploma or upgrade classes at LP Miller Comprehensive High School in Nipawin. Every effort will be made to ensure that practice times do not conflict with classes. Website: www.lpmiller.nesd.ca
Post Secondary Education
Players can access University of Regina, University of Saskatoon, SIAST and Lakeland College classes through the Cumberland Regional College. Correspondence classes can also be taken by players. Website: www.cumberlandcollege.sk.ca
To assist players in preparing to write their SAT Examination, group tutorials will be provided in math and English and players will write their exams together through the Cumberland Regional College-our local SAT test site.
SJHL Mission Statement: To provide Saskatchewan Junior Hockey Players with the opportunity to compete at the elite level while striving to achieve their educational and career goals.
To ensure that the Nipawin Hawks provide players with both athletic and educational opportunities, in accordance with the SJHL Mission Statement, we implement the following policy.
NIPAWIN HAWKS SCHOLARSHIP POLICY
It is the policy and practice of the Nipawin Hawks Junior “A” Hockey Club to provide an annual scholarship of $1,000 to each player that plays for the club for a full season. The terms, conditions, and qualifications of this annual $1,000 scholarship are as follows:
1. Players will receive a $1,000 scholarship for each hockey season that they play for the Nipawin Hawks and participate in community initiatives through volunteer or employable hours. Players eligible for the scholarship must be on the hockey club’s active roster on December 2nd of each year. Players traded or released prior to December 2nd do not qualify for the scholarship funds in the current season.
2. To qualify for the scholarship and claim the funds, the player must be registered, full time, in any post-secondary institution, a university, college, or technical school prior to January 31st of the upcoming year after completing their last year of Junior hockey eligibility. To receive this scholarship fund, players must submit proof of successful completion of a University, College or Technical School semester to the Head Coach or Education Coordinator prior to May 31st, complete with a mailing address for cheque distributon. Scholarship funds to accommodate other programs such as Correspondence Courses, Safety Training, Apprenticeship Training, etc., may be awarded at the discretion of the board.
3. Should a player quit the hockey club, leave the team on their own accord, or request a trade, they will forfeit any claim to all scholarship funds they have accumulated, both present and past years. Payout of scholarship funds could occur in this situation due to an extraordinary circumstance, however, this would require the approval of the Board of Directors by motion.
4. Should a player be unable to continue playing due to medical reasons or is traded by the club without their request, they would still qualify for their scholarship funds for each year they were on the Hawks’ roster on December 2nd and they can access these funds, or portion thereof, for school once they have finished playing junior hockey.
5. Players acquired/traded or added/deleted to/from the Hawks’ roster after December 2nd will receive scholarship funds for the year that are prorated for the number of months on the Hawks active roster at a rate of $200 a month. The months of October, November, December, January and February shall be considered for calculation purposes. The month that they arrive/are deleted, shall be included in the scholarship calculation.
6. The Nipawin Hawks organization will annually allocate player scholarship funds into a separate account from the general operating account.
7. Once a player has completed playing junior hockey and fails to attend the school of their choice prior to January 31st of the upcoming year they will lose all claim to the scholarship funds.
8. Should individuals or corporations offer a scholarship above and beyond the "Hawks Scholarship", the scholarship shall be awarded according to the terms, conditions, and qualifications as indicated in the "Hawks Scholarship" policy. ie: player of the month etc.
9. By providing their signatures below, players acknowledge that they understand these terms and conditions. Player signatures must be obtained annually after December 2nd of each year.
I have read and understand these terms and conditions:
Player's Signature _____________________
Print Name _____________________
Approved by the Board of Directors on September 26, 2017.