Tyson Pope Inspiration Award

In his short time with the Chestermere Chiefs, Tyson Pope touched many hearts.  His witty sense of humor and his determination to fight and face challenges head on were admired. Tyson’s willingness to never give up is a trait we all aspire to have.  Tyson’s love of life and desire to overcome adversity will serve as a true inspiration to all members the Chestermere Chiefs Family for a long time to come.  To honor Tyson’s spark and his love of life, we are announcing the Tyson Pope Inspiration Award.

Candidates must meet certain criteria to be considered:

  • Inspiring through Love of Life, Love of Friends, and  Love of the Game

  • Approaching life with an inspirational, determined attitude

    • When Tyson walked onto the field  to join his teammates at the Chiefs play-off game his determination was awe inspiring.

  • Perseverance through adversity/Positive outlook

    • Tyson reminded us to “Play every game like it is your last.  You never know if it will be”

  • Selfless team-mate

    • Tyson in the ultimate show of selflessness donated organs in those in need

  • Brings people together

    • We were all brought together witnessing Tysons determination, and courage

Basic Qualifications

  • Must have been a club member with the Chestermere Chiefs for at least one full season

  • Graduating student or a student at a post-secondary institute and be between 17 and 22 years of age, proof of enrolment in post-secondary and/or vocational training is required

  • Must have a minimum C+ average

  • Must show good skills as a player, referee, coach, or administrator in the club

  • Demonstrates good citizenship, character, and leadership in the community

 

 Breakdown of decision-making criteria

  • Years involved with the club as a player-20%

  • Time spent volunteering with the club as a referee, lines person, coach or whatever capacity with preference given to those volunteering at least 5 hours per year after graduating from the Chiefs -30%

  • Community participation, and leadership -20%

  • Overall financial need-20%

  • Specifics to the Tyson Pope inspiration award-10%

 

Submission requirements

  • A copy of the Alberta High school Transcripts, or similar document from other jurisdictions where required

  • A letter from a coach, manager or other Chestermere Chiefs official indicating the candidate’s participation, and contribution to the club

  • A resume which should list, at a minimum, the years in which you were involved with the Chestermere Chiefs and in what capacities, any awards you may have received, and descriptions of any volunteer work.

  • A 1-page single-spaced cover letter explaining why you believe that you are a deserving recipient of this scholarship.  Included subsection addressing each of the following points:

    • What post-secondary institution have you chosen to attend and why?  What program have you chosen to study and why?

    • What have you done to prepare yourself for your chosen post-secondary school and program?

    • In what ways has participation in the Chestermere Chiefs program contributed to your personal development and growth?  How will you transfer your learnings from your time as a Chief to your life moving forward?

 

Conditions

  • All documents must be submitted by August 15 for consideration for the upcoming fall semester. Documents can be submitted through the Chiefs website.

  • Although no evidence of involvement is required, applicants should be prepared to provide proof of their involvement in the club should evidence be requested by the committee.

  • It is the responsibility of the candidate to see that the application is complete and that all the required information, documents, and letters are enclosed with the application and are readable by the scholarship committee.

  • After the decisions have been made, the scholarship committee is happy to answer application-specific questions by applicants to better serve them on future applications.  However, inquiries from parents, coaches, or any other non-applicant will be disregarded, and no response will be given.

  • Any successful applicant will be required to accept the award at the Chiefs annual banquet the year the scholarship is awarded.  We would love to have you there in person but understand this may not be possible, a Proxy may be designated in your place.

  • The Chestermere Chiefs will not be placing preference on specific post-secondary institutions.  Academic pursuits will not be given preference over apprenticeship or other post-secondary programs.

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