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Dallas Stars Foundation Youth Hockey Scholarship

The Dallas Stars Foundation, created in 1998, focuses its efforts on providing support to the youth skating community within the Dallas/Forth Worth area StarCenters, so they may lead quality lives and have the opportunity to succeed at their respective sports.

 

Application Cut-Off Date Grant Month
August 12 August
January 30 February
April 15 May

 

To be considered for the scholarship, please complete and submit the information below:

  1. Essay from player on why he or she loves hockey and wants to continue playing.
  2. Letter of recommendation from a teacher or school representative explaining why your son or daughter deserves the scholarship.
  3. Parent/Guardian comments explaining how the scholarship would help their family.

If chosen as a scholarship recipient, the scholarship will be paid directly to the recipient's local facility to be applied toward classes and league programs, or paid directly to a specified local equipment provider to be applied toward the purchase of equipment.

APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED IN FULL

INCOMPLETE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

Employees of the Dallas Stars and their children are not eligible for application. 

The Dallas Stars Foundation is committed to aiding as many applicants as possible. However, due to the large number of applications and our limited resources, we are not able to award a Scholarship to all applicants.

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Bob Gainey Honorary Scholarship

The deadline for submitting applications each year is April 10 or the Friday immediately preceding that date if it falls on a weekend). Interested high school seniors should visit their school counselor or fill out an application form below. 

The heart of the Dallas Stars Foundation is to invest in our communities by creating unique programs that nurture and enrich the lives of those in need. In this same spirit, they have established the Bob Gainey Honorary Scholarship to be awarded to a well-rounded student athlete who possesses a strong work ethic and high integrity, qualities espoused by the Dallas Stars and exhibited by Mr. Gainey throughout his National Hockey League career. This scholarship is in the amount of $2,500 per year for a maximum of $10,000 over four years. The funds will be paid annually to the student's college/university bursar's office to be applied directly towards tuition, provided the student meets the requirements set forth below throughout the term of the scholarship award.

 

Scholarship Criteria: 
  • Applicant must be a legal U.S. citizen and Texas resident
  • Applicant must be a high school senior who is an active member on one or more of his/her school's athletic teams
  • Applicant must plan to attend an accredited 2- or 4- year U.S. college/university as a full- time student (minimum 12 hours per semester) beginning the summer or fall immediately following high school graduation
  • Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or better (based on 4.0 scale)
  • Applicant must have an SAT score of 1000 or better, or an ACT score of 24 or better
 
Attachments to be included with application: 
  • Copy of sophomore, junior and senior (current) year transcripts
  • Copy of SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Copy of parent's most recent income tax return
  • Essay (under 500 words) describing the qualities that distinguish you from other applicants and explaining your career plans and goals
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
    • One from high school coach
    • One from high school instructor
    • One from community service leader

 

Funds will be awarded to the student each year provided he/she maintains the following:
  • 3.0 or higher GPA
  • 12 or more semester hours
  • Good standing with the college/university

If the student engages in any conduct that would dishonor the scholarship, the Dallas Stars Foundation retains the right to withdraw future funding at any time.

APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED IN FULL AND RECEIVED BY THE DALLAS STARS FOUNDATION BY MAY 1, 2019. INCOMPLETE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. 

Employees of the Dallas Stars and their children are not eligible for application.