Mary Lou Zywicki Bursary

The bursary awards are in honour of Mary Lou Zywicki who has dedicated many years of service to girls’ hockey at both the team and executive level. She has served on the NGHA executive in various positions for many years and was instrumental in developing the NGHA website.


The NGHA wishes to recognize its players who are advancing to college or university to pursue their academics. A maximum of $2000.00 will be awarded to NGHA registered house league or competitive players who apply and best combine:

a) Sportsmanship and fair play
b) Hockey performance and quality of contribution
c) Academic achievement
d) Community participation

Note that the ultimate award will be affected by the number of qualified recipients.


a) Must be a current member in good standing of the NGHA and played in the organization for a minimum of four years
b) Must be applying to a recognized post-secondary institution as a full time student in 2018
c) Must submit an application

Administration of Bursaries:

All applications will be provided to the selection committee who will select the successful candidates based on the stated qualifications. The selection committee will be chosen by the NGHA Executive comprised of at least four members, one of whom will be from outside the organization. The number of bursaries may vary annually. All selections will be final.

Funding will be forwarded to the successful applicant(s) after proof of enrolment has been received. The bursary will be made out to the applicant’s chosen institution.

Application Information:

The closing date for applications is April 30, 2018. All applications received shall be held in strict confidence. All applications and supporting letters become the property of the NGHA.

How to apply:

Complete the Mary Lou Zywicki Bursary Application (.doc), accompanied by:
a) An email or letter from the applicant’s current or past hockey coach
b) A copy of the applicant's latest school report card
c) A list of the applicant's volunteer hours as required by the applicant's school
d) A personal letter outlining your community involvement, life goals, your approach to the sport and the impact NGHA has had on you