OHF Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted!
Deadline to apply is May 19, 2024

About the Program

The Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) Scholarship 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. Since its inception, the OHF has distributed more than $450,000 to over 400 post-secondary students.

The scholarships are awarded to outstanding young people who display commitment at the arena and in the classroom. The recipients are determined on the basis of academic achievements, hockey and community involvement.


To be eligible to receive a scholarship, a candidate must:
• be registered with the OHF during the current season
• have been registered for three (3) of the previous four (4) years within the OHF in any capacity (player, trainer, coach, official) 2020-21, 2021-22, 2022-23, 2023-24
• be in good standing with the OHF
• be enrolling in a Canadian post-secondary institution


  1. Complete the OHF Scholarship Application Form
  2. Email all required documents listed below to scholarship@ohf.on.ca. Ensure all requirements are in a single PDF and named accordingly: Last name, First Name


  • OHF Scholarship Application Form
  • A letter from the candidate (max. 500 words) outlining his/her contributions to hockey, what the game of hockey has meant him/her and other applicable 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)
  • Official School Transcript
  • A summary of mid-term marks
  • *We understand the challenges that may occur with acquiring transcripts from schools. Please have your guidance counselor email any transcripts to scholarship@ohf.on.ca and include in the subject line of the email your full name. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • All Participants (players, coaches and officials) within each of the OHF Members (ALLIANCE, GTHL, NOHA, OHA, OHL, OMHA, OWHA) are eligible to receive an OHF scholarship. 
  • Applicants will be evaluated based on their personal letter, reference letters, and transcripts (scoring weighted equally).
  • The number of scholarship recipients and the amount awarded to each will be determined by the OHF Scholarship Committee
  • Where financial assistance is needed, consideration will be given

2023 OHF Scholarship Recipients

Thank you to all who applied for the OHF Scholarship and congratulations to those selected:

Abbigail Aikman, OWHA

Abby Horton, OWHA

Adrianne Alexander, OWHA

Alex Rebane, OMHA

Alexandre Dubuc, NOHA

Alyssa Desmoulin-Luce, NOHA

Ava Bellefeuille, OWHA

Christopher Lamont, Alliance

Cooper Lloyd, OMHA

Garrett Sharpe, OMHA

Haley Patry, OMHA

Hannah Irvine, OMHA

Harper Leslie, OWHA

Jace McGrail, Alliance

Jagger Sheridan, OMHA

Jenn Sharpe, OWHA
Jenna Cernjul, OWHA
Jeremy Hardeman, OMHA
Jordyn Mackey, OWHA
Josie MacLean, OWHA

Kalynn Baker, Alliance

Lacey Pilon, NOHA, OWHA

Leah Jayne Bell, OWHA

Mackenzie Johnson**, OWHA

Nickolas Wright, OMHA

Nolan Muller, OMHA

Owen Nichol, OMHA

Quinn Hammond, OWHA

Samuel Rudner, NOHA

Sophie Helfenstein, OWHA


**Mackenzie Johnson is recognized as this year’s top applicant.

Being selected as a recipient of the OHF bursary has been such an honor. I am very thankful to have received it as it has helped me cover my tuition cost. To this day, being selected as a recipient has provided me with more confidence not only on the ice but also off the ice. I Will forever remember the day when I saw the congratulations email.

Sophie Helfenstein, 2023 Recipient