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Jason Spezza Scholarship Fund Application

The Dallas Stars Foundation, created in 1998, focuses its efforts on providing support to the youth skating community within the Dallas/Ft. Worth area Dr Pepper StarCenters, so they may lead quality lives and have the opportunity to succeed at their respective sports. The funds of this Scholarship will be paid to the student's local Dr Pepper StarCenter facility or local gear provider to be applied directly towards ice-time, academy classes, league programs or gear.

Applications will be accepted at all times, and grants will be made quarterly through the calendar year in January, April, June, October. Applications must be received by the following dates for review:

Application Cut-Off Date Grant Month
   1-NOV-16 JAN-17
   1-FEB-17 APR-17
   1-APR-17 JUN-17
   1-JUL-17 SEPT-17

 

Attachments to be included with application:

  • Tell Jason Spezza one interesting fact about you.
  • How did you begin ice skating/playing hockey?
  • What is your favorite thing about being on the ice?

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

INCOMPLETE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

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

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 Dallas Stars Foundation, created in 1998, focuses its efforts on providing support to the youth of the Dallas/Ft. Worth community, so they may lead quality lives and develop into contributing members of society. 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 1500 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 APRIL 10. INCOMPLETE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. 

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