DEADLINE TO APPLY: MARCH 26, 2021 AT 4:00 PM: Basketball Manitoba in partnership with Sport Manitoba, Manitoba Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association, University of Manitoba, Balling for the Cure organization, Morris Glimcher, Lena Wenke and the family and friends of Alex Samaniego are pleased to offer players and coaches in Manitoba the opportunity to apply for $6,300 in available grants, scholarships and donations. The deadline to apply for all these opportunities is Friday, March 26, 2021.
A commemorative "High School Basketball Grad" t-shirt and hoodie are now available to order online. Basketball Manitoba proceeds from the sale of these items will go towards supporting the below Basketball Manitoba Awards scholarships being presented in April 2021.
AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS (P = Players; C = Coaches; M = Managers)
Due to the fact there was no 2020-21 high school basketball season, any applications made to the below opportunities can include basketball achievements reached in previous seasons.
* Application requires a current copy of your high school transcript
** Application requires a letter of support from your basketball coach
*** Application requires the endorsement of two other coaches in the basketball community
- P - Carl Ridd Award - 2 x $500.00 Scholarships * / **
- Recognizes a Grade 12 basketball player who excels on the court, classroom and in the community.
- P - Ron Meyers Leadership Award - 2 x $500.00 Scholarships * / **
- Recognizes a Grade 12 basketball player who excels in the community, on the court and classroom.
- P - Donovan Gayle Scholarship - 2 x $500.00 Scholarships **
- Recognizing a Grade 12 basketball player who best meets the qualities of perseverance, determination and resilience that Donovan set as a leader in our community.
- P - Alex Samaniego Memorial Scholarship - 2 x $500.00 Scholarships (NEW) **
- Recognizes a Grade 12 basketball player who exudes a passion, commitment and a positive attitude towards the sport of basketball.
- P - Lena Wenke Courage Award - 1 x $500.00 donation to the recipient's charity of choice **
- Recognizes a Grade 12 basketball player who has faced and overcome obstacles or challenges in their life while staying involved in the sport of basketball.
- C - Jim Bulloch Coaching Award - 1 x $800.00 Scholarship ***
- Recognizes a newer Manitoba basketball coach with little experience and strong potential as a long-term leader in our sport.
- M - Morris Glimcher Student Manager Scholarship - 1 x $1000.00 Scholarship **
- Recognizes a grade 12 student part of a varsity basketball team in Manitoba in the role of a "manager".
2021 TOTAL AVAILABLE = $6,300.00
Additional scholarships offered by Sport Manitoba can be found at https://www.sportmanitoba.ca/resources/athlete-resources.