OHF Scholarship

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.

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.

OHF Scholarship Eligibility & Application Requirements

Eligibility Requirements:

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

  • Be registered with the OHF during the application season;
  • Be registered for three (3) of the previous four (4) years within the OHF in any capacity; (player, trainer, coach, official) (2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22, 2022-23)
  • Be a registrant in good standing with the OHF; and
  • Enrolling in post-secondary full-time studies in Canada for the first time.

Participants (players and officials) within each of the OHF Members (ALLIANCE, GTHL, NOHA, OHA, OHL, OMHA, OWHA) are eligible to receive an OHF scholarship. This includes participants (players and officials) within an OWHA program operating anywhere in the province of Ontario.


  • 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

Required Documentation:

OHF Scholarship Application Form

  • A letter from the candidate (maximum 500 words, single-spaced) outlining their contributions to hockey within the Ontario Hockey Federation, what the game of hockey has meant to them, 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)
  • A complete copy of an Official School Transcript is mandatory
  • A copy of the candidate's mid-term marks summary

*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.