Chicago Blackhawk Alumni Scholarship

PrintDear Illinois High School Hockey Player:

We wanted to make you aware of a unique opportunity for all graduating Illinois High School Players. This is an annual scholarship which is provided by the Chicago Blackhawk Alumni Association to three Illinois High School hockey players.

The Alumni Association was formed in 1987 by former Blackhawk players (Stan Mikita, Keith Magnuson, Cliff Koroll, and many others) with one of the main goals being giving back to Illinois youth hockey, High School in particular.

As a part of this charge, the Alumni awards three annual $7,500 scholarships (for 4 years) to “the most deserving high school hockey players” in the state.

The selection process is determined not by talent, but by the following five criteria:

  • Academics
  • Financial Need
  • Character
  • Community Service
  • Applicant Essay

In December of each year, scholarship applications are available for download on the Blackhawk Alumni website. Fully completed applications including letter of recommendations, original transcripts, and scholar essays are due no later than February 1st of each year. Once all of the forms are gathered, a selection committee from the Blackhawk Alumni Association (CBAA) will review all of the candidates and then select the three recipients.

We encourage all of the High School players to take the time to submit their applications. We also encourage all of the coaches, managers and team/league presidents to promote and support this effort. The players really deserve it!



Please take a minute to visit the Blackhawk Alumni website to read more about the scholarship, view a list of past recipients and to download the application.

If you have any questions regarding the scholarship, please direct them to Tom Dillon at

Thanks and good luck the remainder of the season!


Jim Smith

Chair – Blackhawks/Blackhawk Alumni Committee

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