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 2017, we will give out Lacrosse scholarships as follows:

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

 

Eligibility

Senior Lacrosse Player in New Haven or Fairfield Counties Public School

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

 

Guidelines

Acceptance (or application in progress) to a college or university for Fall 2017

Application form and Recommendation form (attached)

A 500-word essay: In at least 500 words, please tell us about a person who has had a significant impact on your life and character.


Please return the application, recommendation and essay to:

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

If you have any questions, call or email Laura Lindgren (203) 932-0035 laura@whitiebensen.com THE DEADLINE IS MAY 15, 2017 

Scholarship applications can be dowloaded here [Word Document]: Download the 2017 Application Form


 

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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