Bursary Program

About the Program 

The Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) Bursary Program was introduced in 1997 to recognize and reward dedication in education and hockey. The program provides financial assistance to registered OHF participants to offset the cost of post-secondary education. In the past 20 years, the OHF has distributed more than $390,000 to over 360 post-secondary students.

Each year, the OHF awards bursaries to outstanding young people who display an incredible amount of commitment both at the arena and in the classroom. The bursary recipients are determined on the basis of academic achievements, hockey involvement and community involvement.

2017 OHF Bursary Program Eligibility & Application Requirements

Eligibility Requirements:

    To be eligible to receive a bursary, a candidate must meet the following criteria:

    • Be registered for three (3) years within the OHF in any capacity (player, trainer, coach, official)
    • Be registered with the OHF during his/her application season
    • Be a registrant in good standing with the OHF
    • Enrolling in post-secondary full-time studies in Canada for the first time

      Required Documentation:

        • OHF Bursary Application Form
        • A letter from the candidate (maximum 500 words, single spaced) outlining his/her contributions to hockey, what the game of hockey has meant to him/her and other information such as volunteer or community involvement
        • One (1) letter of reference from current school on official letterhead (non-relative)
        • One (1) letter of reference from a hockey related organization on official letterhead (non-relative)
        • Complete copy of Official School Transcript is mandatory
        • A copy of candidates mid-term marks summary


            • Applicants will be evaluated based on their personal letter, reference letters, and transcripts 
            • The number of recipients and the amount awarded to each will be determined by the OHF Bursary Committee
            • Where financial assistance is needed, consideration will be given

              How to Apply

              1)     Download and complete the OHF Bursary application form (can be completed as a fillable form)

              2)     Submit all required documentation (all documents must be placed in order listed above) no later than 4:30pm on May 12, 2017

              3)     Applications should be sent to the OHF Office via email to bursary@ohf.on.ca

              4)     Applications are to be submitted in a single PDF file and named accordingly: Last Name, First Name - U, C or U/C

                         a.   Use "U" if you have applied only to University

                         b.   Use "C" if you have applied only to College

                         c.   Use "U/C" if you have applied to both University and College

              The OHF will announce successful applications no later than September 2017. Bursary cheques will be processed in October 2017 upon receiving proof of enrollment. Proof of Enrollment must be in the form of official documents from the post-secondary institution the recipient is attending. Payment will be made directly to the recipient.

              For more information regarding the OHF Bursary Program, please contact Lee Boyadjian.

              The Jim Stirling Scholarship Bursary Donated by BFL Canada 

              Each year BFL Canada donates a $1,000.00 educational bursary to a deserving player for his or her continued education. The Jim Stirling Scholarship Bursary is awarded to the top OHF Bursary applicant who receives the number 1 ranking from the OHF Bursary Committee. This applicant will receive the $1,000.00 Jim Stirling Scholarship Bursary.