||Owen Sound Minor Hockey
Midget Scholarship Award
in honour of
Josh was a former Owen Sound Minor Hockey Group player. He was first diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2001. He took time off from hockey in his bantam year and recovered from the disease in time to play midget house league. In March 2009 he was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma and
died in July of 2009 at age 24.
The family decided to ask for donations to the minor hockey group in its memorial services. "All of our kids were very involved in minor hockey and one of the passions in Josh's life was hockey", said his mom Lucia. "We were trying to think of something where he could have a legacy and it was about paying forward too. Hockey was good to him and it was good to us. We all got a lot of support from friends that were made through hockey over the years."
In addition to the memorial donations, Owen Sound Minor Hockey and the Olynyks ran the Sick Shot Road Hockey Tournament held family day every year in Josh's memory. It was decided to use some of the funds generated to award an annual scholarship in honour of Josh.
| CRITERIA FOR SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
|- Must be accepted to a post-secondary program in their Midget hockey season with OSMHG (male or female) or the following year if the player chooses to postpone enrollment to return to high school for another year.
- Preference will be given to a trade or apprenticeship program.
- The award is intended to be used towards tuition costs. If there is equality in the quality of applicants, burden of expense will be considered.
- If all criteria is equal, the scholarship may be split equally.
| Application Form