Les Banks Bursary 2024

This bursary award is in honour of Les Banks who dedicated many years of service to the NGHA at both the team and executive levels. Les Banks served on the NGHA executive in various positions for more than 10 years and was always ready to help out in any way he could whenever work needed to get done. Les has also been recognized in the community for his extensive volunteering efforts.


The NGHA wishes to recognize a graduating player who is advancing to college or university to pursue their academics. A bursary of up to $2,000 will be awarded to the successful applicant who must have been a registered U18 competitive or house league player in the 2023-24 season and who best exemplifies outstanding volunteerism, community participation and leadership.


To be eligible for this bursary, you must have:

  1. played for a U18 NGHA team (house league or competitive) in the 2023-24 season and be a current member in good standing;
  2. played in the NGHA for your entire hockey career;
  3. been accepted to and will be attending a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution as a full-time student in 2024-25
  4. submitted a complete application with all required documents by 11:59 p.m. on May 4, 2024.

Please note: your application will not be considered if it is late.

Administration of Bursaries

All applications will be submitted to the Bursary Administrator who will anonymize the applications and forward to the President and Les Banks for review.

Funding will be forwarded by the NGHA Treasurer to the relevant Canadian post-secondary institution after proof of enrolment has been received from the recipient. Recipients do not receive the bursary funds directly.

Application Information

The closing date for applications is 11:59 p.m. on May 4, 2024. All applications received shall be held in the strictest confidence and will be anonymized by the Bursary Administrator prior to being forwarded to the Committee for review.

How to Apply

Submit by 11:59 p.m. on May 4, 2024 by using the following application link:



Please note: Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

If you experience any difficulty uploading the application and/or supporting documents, please email nghahldirector1@gmail.com by noon May 4, 2024.

All applications and supporting documents become the property of the NGHA.

Questions can be sent to nghahldirector1@gmail.com




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