Whitie Bensen Sportsmanship Scholarship Program

Scholarship_LogoThe WHITIE BENSEN SPORTSMANSHIP Scholarship Fund was created to recognize and reward college-bound hockey and lacrosse players for their character. We created this to honor the values and life’s work of our founder Frank “Whitie” Bensen.

Candidates should embody the ideals of sportsmanship: Honesty, Integrity and Selflessness, both on and off the field of play. Athletic performance (wins and other statistics) will not factor in the selection.

In 2018, we will give out Hockey scholarships as follows:

  • For a West Haven High School Boys Hockey player – one $750 scholarship
  • For a West Haven High School Girls Hockey player – one $750 scholarship
  • For Boys Hockey players in New Haven and Fairfield Counties — two $500 scholarships
  • For Girls Hockey players in New Haven and Fairfield Counties — two $500 scholarships

 

Eligibility

Senior Hockey Player in New Haven or Fairfield Counties Public School or private schools that co-op with public schools

Acceptance (or application in progress) to a college or university

 

Guidelines

Acceptance (or application in progress) to a college or university for Fall 2018

Application form and Recommendation form (attached)

A 500-word essay: In at least 500 words: Please share with us a person or event that has been influential in shaping who you are today.


Please return the application, recommendation and essay to:

WHITIE BENSEN ATHLETIC EQUIPMENT, INC.
Scholarship Fund
38 Saw Mill Road
West Haven, CT 06516

or email to: laura@whitiebensen.com

If you have any questions, call or email Laura Lindgren (203) 932-0035 laura@whitiebensen.com THE DEADLINE IS MARCH 5, 2018

Scholarship applications can be dowloaded here BENSEN.SCHOLARSHIP.APPLICATION.2018


 

About the Scholarship Fund

Whitie’s life embodied the values of hard work, sportsmanship and commitment. His support of and love for hockey and lacrosse are legendary. Through generous donations, we established this fund to support outstanding high school hockey and lacrosse players who are furthering their education. We salute these student-athletes!

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